Saturday, September 15, 2012

Oh Well

This year I've submitted proposals to create an installation at two different defunct penitentiaries in the Philadelphia area. I felt that my artwork would work very well in the space and I was very hopeful that I would get accepted to at least one of them.

Yesterday I heard that my work has not been accepted at the first penitentiary. They got 101 proposals, and they chose only three potential new projects.  As they said in their very nicely written rejection letter, "The competition was very steep."

While I have no idea when I'll hear from the second location, I have to say I'm very disappointed. I usually think to myself "oh well" when I get a rejection, but this was one that stung a little because I was hoping the judges would agree that it was a good match.

The images in this post are three of the four I submitted in my application. Since I won't be able to create the work, I thought I'd share it on my blog, just in case there is a penitentiary looking for me to create an installation.

Now that I got that off my chest, I am now saying "oh well."