11.07.2009

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.

3 comments:

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).