Monday, April 09, 2007

University Fine Arts Juried Show a No No

“Dear Combined Talents Applicant:

On behalf of the University Museum of Fine Arts, I would like to than you for entering the Combined Talents Competition. Due to the inherent nature of jurying by panel, and because of space limitations with any given exhibition, many fine works could not be included, and it is with regret that I inform you, your work was not selected for including in this year’s show.

This year 359 artists entered the competition creating a total of over 700 works for the jurors to consider. After much deliberation, the work of forty-eight artists was selected for exhibition (a total of 65 pieces). The jury panel consisted of two faculty members from the Visual Arts Department.

Each artist who entered the competition with receive a complimentary copy of the catalog which will be mailed in September. Thank you once again for your participation in the Combined Talents Competition. We hope that your interest will continue.

Sincerely yours,

Combined Talents Coordinator”

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Local Museum Jurried Exhibition... No Thank You

Recently, I entered two pieces for consideration by the local museum for their jurried art show. I thought about submitting more edgy work, but on a last minute whim I submitted the following tow pieces:

"Quiet Melancholy" 24"x36"

"Study" 24"x36"

Today I recieved electronically the letter regretfully informing me of their decision:

"Dear Artist,

On behalf of the Local Museum of Art and Science thank you for submitting your work to the 2007 Juried Exhibition. The juror had a challenging job choosing from over 300 submissions. We regret to inform you, your submission was not selected this year. We hope you will apply next time.

We wish you continued success in all of your creative endeavors.


2007 Juried Exhibition Committee"

It would have been nice to have the emails mail merged, but all in all it's not a bad letter.