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Saturday, September 27, 2008

BLAC "Fall Art Exhibit" Reception & Awards Ceremony

I'd been looking forward to tonight with great excitement...until noon-ish, when the jurist (E. John Bullard,) rejected most of my works from the show (including the recent Brown Pelican painting that I was quite happy with.) Only Dreams of Glastonbury made it in & as I suspected, it didn't win any awards.
(Update, 11/13/08; "Dreams of Glastonbury" recently won an award through SAL.)

10 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

After seeing the other works in the show, there is no reason why your pelican in particular should have been rejected. Unfortunately, as we saw, locals seem overwhelmingly attracted to what I consider touristy art, the French Quarter, Jass music, Streetcars. I would have expected that a pro in the field would have had his fill of the many thousands of such paintings that he's surely seen in his life here and would have been looking for something a bit more creative, a bit different.

Erik Donald France said...

1. Your works should have been accepted for the show.

2. They should have won awards.

Keep on keepin' on!

Shauna Roberts said...

Brown pelican was a great picture.

From Charles' description of the art that did make it in, the jurist was pandering to local tastes instead of choosing the best pictures.

Lana Gramlich said...

Charles, Erik & Shauna; Thanks. I appreciate the support.

Travis said...

That's a shame. But rest assured that there is certainly appreciation out there for the quality of your work.

Lana Gramlich said...

Travis; Thank you. I am trying to keep that in mind. I feel much better today already.

Steve Malley said...

Ouch.

One reason I moved from painting for the gallery crowd to tattooing and comics: for me, the charge of success wasn't equal to the amount of rejection.

I can see now why that nature walk was necessary!

Lana Gramlich said...

Steve; I think you've got the right idea. I've been re-evaluating some things lately. Have to re-focus on painting for enjoyment & review Buddhist lessons on non-attachment. ;)

Natural said...

oh that sucks, sorry you were rejected.

i always say: humph, the loss is theirs.

Lana Gramlich said...

nw; Thanks. I appreciate the sentiment. ;)

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