I used to apply at juried exhibitions periodically. Most of the time, however, I get rejected. I have tried to look at my work objectively to see why.
I am aware that juried shows are subjective but I also need to be honest about my work. Is my art so bad that it gets nixed by curators almost all of the time? Would I change my style or concentrate on one theme to get in at galleries? Should I do shocking work to catch the attention of jurors and curators? Will doing any of that make me happy? The simple answer is no. I like what I do. I try to improve my craft by taking art workshops occasionally but my style is more or less unaffected. And as much as I’d like to exhibit and sell, I am just not willing to create art which doesn’t come from the heart – my heart.
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