I promptly forgot about all that until April rolled around. "Hey! Weren't you going to go for five shows this year? Clock is ticking." (Yes, I talk to myself as two voices. Don't you?) Time to apply to some.
I entered five paintings for the Land and Sea show at Ida Culver House Broadview
None of them got in that show but the curators decided to have an overflow show.
Show #1 Earth and Ocean at Ida Culver House Ravenna
|Wolf in Sheep's Clothing|
Show #2 Pastel Perfect at The Lakeshore
The curators for the first show invited me to contribute two pieces for Pastel Perfect at the Lakeshore.
|Born to Be Baad|
Show #3 EAFA Member Show
I entered two.
One got in.
|Singing Them Home|
Show #4 NWCS Member Show
Theme: Hot Town Summer in the City
|Pick a Flavor|
|Tea for One|
And this one was accepted.
|Tea for One|
Show #5 at Pacific Regent Bellevue.
I answered a call for large work and entered these three.
Today I got an email and these two are in!
Now I am in FIVE shows at the same time! Four I entered and one I was invited to. I even had two openings on the same day. Pretty crazy.
How did this happen? I joined two arts organizations this year: Northwest Collage Society and Eastside Association for Fine Arts so I was eligible to enter their shows. Three shows came out of this, either directly or by being on their call list.
And I actually entered shows instead of just thinking about it. I did get rejected for one show but I am batting 5 for 6 (been watching the Mariners tonight).
I feel lucky and a little dazed. Having met my goal, I can take the rest of the year off. Just kidding!
Back to work!