It was a day of mixed news…..lets do the bad news first. I submitted my painting “Stuck in Neutral” to the American Watercolor Society for acceptance into the art exhibition this year. In order to be a signature member, I need to be juried into their show twice. Today, came the unhappy news that my painting was “rejected”.
Surprisingly, I wasn’t as devastated as I thought I would be. You see, I am taking a workshop with John Salminen, who’s art I greatly admire. http://www.johnsalminen.com/index.jsp He has actually won the first place award for the American Watercolor Society exhibition twice. The salve for the wound to my pride was when John announced during the workshop, that he also received his rejection from the American Watercolor Society today. In that case, I am in good company.
Now for the good news! In the same afternoon, I also received an email from the Florida Watercolor Society, that my painting “This Little Piggy” was accepted into their online exhibition. That also helped take the sting our of my American Watercolor Society rejection! I guess you must take the bitter with the sweet.
Life goes on, paintings will continue to happen, and there is always next year . . . so look out AWS, because I have an entire year to prepare my next art entry.
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