Sunday October 4, 2020
If rejection is all a part of the growing process I should be a titan in the art world by now. Seriously, we’re all very familiar with the occasional sting of having work declined for a given show or not placing higher in a juried event. The art market, like all other aspects of life throughout the world today, has taken a tremendous hit with all the precautions everyone has to adopt. Many artists, myself included, have to explore ways to work around the current situation to remain viable and in the public eye. Social media and maintaining old contacts play a large part as well as other improvisations.
What wins the day is perseverance. Having faith in what you do and why you do it will provide rewards later. Keeping a nose to the creative grindstone will produce some extraordinary creative efforts many will marvel at in the coming years. We have no choice but to keep at it since nobody is going to raise our voices for us or covey our visions quite as well. It will be all worth it in the end.