Like most jobs, you juggle multiple duties. Being an artist is no different. From marketing, to emails, blogging, creating originals, working on commissions, preparing for a show, or framing and printing, there is a lot of aspects that go into the job description of an Artist. One aspect that I recently concentrated on is a Juried Exhibit. Extremely daunting but extremely rewarding, art competitions and shows can demand your time at any point in your year. There is a lot of time, effort, research, debating, and waiting that goes into them but if you get in, its worth it. I decided to put a collection I was currently working on on hold and prepare.
I mustered the courage to enter into the Minnetonka Center for the Arts Members' Juried Show. The Art Center is an amazing organization that is so well represented and respected that I knew my work would judged justly. Entering in the maximum of 3 pieces of work, I waited impatiently for their decision among the many many others who entered in their beautiful work as well.
Luckily, I got in! It was such an unexpected honor to have all 3 pieces accepted let alone be accepted at all! This past Thursday night May 22, 2014, they held their opening reception to the public. A truly wonderful event, I wish it could have gone on all night. If you didn't make it out, the exhibit will be up through June 19th. Swing by to see the amazing work of all the artists, the beautiful building, and the lake drive isn't bad either :)