Colored flyers ( never just one )
have been arriving at my house/studio. Products, no doubt, of the cute little
Intern du Jour at the place we used to call D-Art.
" . . . calling members and members
I am still the former.
" . . . Entries $15 . . . $50 membership
No, wait. ". . . Entries free"
" . . . Work done in 2002."
It's only June.
" . . . Exterior dimensions not to
exceed a perimeter of 96".
" . . . New size dimensions will
be 24" x 36" or 120" ( linear )"
36" I can relate to except that because of Life Circumstances
I have only completed ONE painting in 2002, and it is large,
too large it seems, 36" x 48" to be exact.
What's more, the exhibition dates conflict
with other high profile local shows such as Outside The Lines
at the Bath House which have no such size restrictions.
Quotes, testimonials, marketing ploys...
"It was my first exhibition. It
gave me a framework for judging my progress . . ."
This is my 50th+
exhibition. What's in it for me?
"Great opportunity for your work
to be seen by these corporate members . . ."
Don't get me started. My above mentioned "Life Circumstance"
that crippled my creativity was a public school teaching job.
The art teacher at my school had never produced, much less exhibited,
her own art. And none of the districts can pay their teachers,
much less afford to buy art.So don't try to tempt me with Corporate
Members such as DISD.
" . . . Best of Show Audience Award."
Do I intuit a popularity contest? I didn't win Student Council
or Cheerleader. So I get to lose again?
" . . . installed by Director Joan
In the Membership
Show last November, I was put on the "Landscape" wall
in the back room, and in last Summer's Critic's Choice Show,
Ms.Davidow hung my painting facing outside toward the Sculpture
Garden, which seemed to have the sprinklers on full blast at
JR always gets the Front
Room To The Left Of The Front Door location. I'm not paranoid,
they really are out to get me, or at least put me out of sight.
So let's cut to the chase
If I had a smaller painting...
And If I paid $15,or $50, or for Free...
And If I went to the Opening and my painting wasn't hanging in
the bathroom . . . would I stay home from Northern New Mexico
which is where I will be the last part of this month?
And I'm going to paint more Landscapes.