Saturday, January 13, 2007

Among the Least Personal Rejections

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.

Notes:

Thank you again for your interest in promoting the visual arts in Springfield. For questions contact John Smith directly at 555-555-5555.

Sincerely,

The Director”

4 Comments:

Blogger MAHIMA said...

hello, S.
just bumped into your blog...drawn by the name. :)
this is a great idea!
i'm not an artist..trying to be one. not professionally. i journal. and i teach journalling (art and writing) so adults twice a week. i'm loving your blog. just thought i'd let you know. :)

3/22/2007 6:17 AM  
Blogger MAHIMA said...

...me again: i just visited your art link. its lovely!!

3/22/2007 6:20 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Thank you mahima :) I should have some new letters to post soon. I've been submitting like mad, and I'm anxious to get some new material up online.

3/23/2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger The Global Magpie said...

This one made me laugh out loud - an x? are they serious? That's so rubbish, and yet hilarious at the same time.

You just keep on truckin'!

7/23/2008 7:47 PM  

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