7" x 5"
7" x 5"
Were you able to see the space shuttle launch last night? We've seen it in the past, and were outside looking up, but could see nothing but a strange white light behind some clouds. We've seen the launches in the past and it's always such a dramatic sight. It was disappointing not to see it, when many others in Florida saw it clearly. Phooey!
Last night I followed a tweet, you know, from Twitter, back to a blog about artist rejection. The writer felt that perhaps there was some way to ask judges to justify themselves, or be required to make comments about the works that were rejected. Most of the commenters felt that some accountability was called for by the judge.
Here's how I commented:
I feel somewhat differently than most of the artists who commented. Art is totally subjective. As long as you submit your best, quality work, you take your chances. Your fee is like buying a lottery ticket. Sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t, but you can’t win if you don’t play.
There are many reasons works are rejected, and they may have nothing to do with you. Each artists is only concerned about their piece or their body of work, but a judge needs to look at the totality of the show, one single work can’t be a consideration.
A show is the work of a judge. Sometimes there are hundreds of entries. I don’t want to have to justify each painting choice I make, and don’t want to try and make a judge justify theirs.
You can read the whole issue here. What's your take?