Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rejection - Reason to Feel Dejected?

Recently, I received a rejection notification for an entry submitted for an upcoming exhibit back east. Yes, a rejection letter has an effect.

Shortly after reading this particular letter, I started asking myself what is wrong with my art (even though the rejection letter encouraged continuing to enter other shows). What was it the judges in this one were looking for? Why was my work apparently off the mark? Were they only interested in pieces that artists were willing to sell since the exhibit is a fundraiser? A whole host of additional questions ran through my mind as well.

What I can't do is to continue the wondering which contributes to impairing my confidence as an artist. Instead, I need to get busy with the work and produce, produce, produce!

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