Reneé and I submitted another proposal on behalf of our summer exhibition, Our Creature Comforts. This would be the second rejection letter on this one. Of all the letters, this is probably the most efficient for the venue, but among the least personal to us the artists. Having been on both sides of this process, I completely understand the desire for efficiency, but still... even if you have to be short and sweet as the last one was, I'd prefer 1 sentence to 10 that everyone got.
“City of North Springfield
Cultural Arts Department
December 28, 2006
Dear Renee Decator and Suzanne Clements (Our Creature Comforts)
Thank you for submitting a North Springfield City Gallery application. The City Gallery is located at the North Springfield Performing Arts and Springfield Area Convention Center Complex. A panel comprised of working artists and visual art professionals reviewed the application and made the selection as indicated below. The quality and quantity of the applications made the task a challenging one.
____ Your application was accepted. Please complete the enclosed Exhibition Agreement and return to the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.
_X__ Your application was not accepted. Please consider the annual and group exhibition opportunities offered throughout the year.
Thank you again for your interest in promoting the visual arts in Springfield. For questions contact John Smith directly at 555-555-5555.