Rockford Museum Acceptance Letter

Can you believe it? All three of my pieces were chosen for the Rockford Midwestern Biennial! (I'm swooning!) My work will actually be hung in a real museum! I just cannot believe it! You might remember my first attempt to enter this show didn't go quite as I had hoped. But that was when I was starting to get back into art after a decade and a half hiatus. It wouldn't have been right for me to have been accepted then: it wasn't my time.

Silly or no this was to be a litmus test showing me whether or not I should continue pushing as hard as I have been with printing. I guess the answer is, "YES!" Thanks, God, for giving me a sign as to what direction I should head in.

Now I am excited to make more woodblocks! I have one picture in mind, but I want to try Aquakolors to give it a softer look like Moku Hanga and this time I WILL match my registration! Forward Ho!

Thank you to Al who is my teacher and all the inspirational artists I've met online thru Printsy, Etsy, and Flickr - THANK YOU!

I am happy right now!

So, if you are in the Rockford Area on Friday, January 22, 2010; there is an artist reception from 6pm - 7:30pm with an awards presentation at 6:30pm. I would be thrilled to see you! The public opening is January 23rd with a gallery walk at 11am. To find out more information or for directions, please visit their website at rockfrodartmuseum.org.


starkeyart said...

Awesome! Congrats. Those signs that come along and tell you that is worth the time and effort are wonderful!

Which three did you end up entering?

Denise said...

I am totally thrilled for you, Erin! Your prints are fabulous! I'm marking my calendar for the opening night! ~Denise

pejnolan said...

Thanks Andrea and Denise! For this show I entered "Earth Goddess," "Coy Pond," and Hive Mind: U.S. Politics" (the honeybees print).