Saturday, February 5, 2011

Columbus Arts Festival Jury

I am excited about going to watch part of the jury process for the Columbus Arts Festival tomorrow. The jury actually met 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. today and will meet 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. tomorrow. I applied in the Emerging Artist category, open to all media, which will be juried tomorrow.   All applicants were invited to attend the jurying process.  In addition, the jurors will be giving artists in the Emerging Artist category advise as to how to improve their application presentation at the conclusion of the jurying tomorrow.  I will write about my experience when I return home.

Tax preparation work as been in excess of 40 hours a week, alot different for me than it was last year.  I have not had much time for myself -- art or writing here. 

I have been thinking alot, however, about my art business goals for the year.  My art business  goals for this year will include talking with a consultant.  I am planning to apply to some local outdoor art venues that set up regularly during the summer and fall, but only for five hours.  My set-up is quite cumbersome for such a short time, I may get an Easy-Up for these short venues to make set-up a little easier.   Other than the applying to the Columbus Arts Festival, I do not plan to expand my art festival applications this year.  I am thinking I will spend less this year on outdoor shows  by working on my local exposure and improving my set-up as I learn more at these local venues. 

I also plan to really work on getting my brochures out to animal and art related locations.  I plan to get many of my prints and advertising about commissions in my loacl art organization galleries.

This is not a complete list of my art or business goals, but some of my current plans for this coming year. 

I have been toying with what word to come up with to focus on as an intention for the year -- and I think for this year it will be, "trust".  For me that means trusting each step I take, though it may seem small as well as trusting myself to experiment more with my art media without looking for immediate quantifiable results.

A print of my  work below, "Bath Five Cents" recently sold on Fine Art America.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon, Angela


  1. I think it's a wonderful thing they allow the artists to be present for the jurying as it would be a great learning experience. I don't think I've ever been in a show where that is allowed though I know Cherry Creek (a huge and one of the best events around) also let's artists be present.

    Your bulldog print Bath Five Cents is adorable.

  2. Thanks, Monwl I feel lucky for the privilege to have experienced part of the jury process.



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