Thursday, March 5, 2009

Celebrating--Winter on the Lake

I'm celebrating tonight! I just received an e-mail informing me that this painting has been accepted into the juried section of the 40th National Fine Arts Show in Ocean Shores, Washington. The show takes place April 3, 4, and 5 of this year. The painting is 5x7 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard. It always feels like a shot in the dark when I send of my entries to art shows. A million questions enter my mind. Which paintings do I have that are available for showing? What size should I submit? Should I submit a landscape or a still life? Is this one a better choice than that one? Eventually I make a few choices, mail my entries, and try to forget about it. It is so nice to receive the news that someone appreciates my work enough to select it from amongst the many that I know have been submitted. So, tonight I celebrate!
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2 comments:

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Congratulations Nancy, that's wonderful news! Is the show close by you so that you'll be able to go to the reception?

The same questions run through my mind whenever I submit work too. I almost wish I could hang up everything and throw darts to help me choose.

I love this painting too!

Nancy Merkle said...

The show is about three hours away. I have to deliver the painting the weekend before the show and pick it up the next weekend after the show. The reception is the Thursday night before the show opens; I'm not sure whether I'll be able to swing a third visit in the same week--a six hour trip each time I make it.

Glad you like the painting!