Anyways, since I hadn’t heard from the last show that I entered, last week, I searched around for another one. I discovered Upstream People Gallery. They hold regular Juried Online International Art Exhibitions. I was a little mad that I missed the entry deadline for their 9th Annual All Media Art Exhibition, but then I noticed the 9th Annual Realism Art Exhibition. It’s open to all artists in the realistic or representational styles in all media. I emailed the gallery to ask about sales, and they responded by saying that if chosen, I would have the option of negotiating my own sales, rather than selling through their gallery. And, if a piece is not for sale, all I have to do is specify that on my application. Chosen artist’s work will be represented online for an entire year.
If you have time, take a look at last year’s Realism Exhibition. A handful of my favorite pieces are “Joshua” by Melissa Martinez, “Rusty Car” by Joanna Jesse, “New Bedford Whaling Museum” by Mike Mazer, “57 Chevy” by Bruce Rigby, and “On the Hood” by Phillip Windell. After viewing those, do you think that my work could perhaps fit into this category??
Entry deadline for the 9th Annual Realism Art Exhibition is Jan. 8th. If I decide to give it a shot, I can enter up to 5 slides. Above, from left to right starting at the top, are slides of the following bead-embroidered pieces: “Waiting for Dad”, “The Messenger”, “The Divas”, “Rudy’s Dream”, “Great Blue Heron”, and “Laguna de Flamenco”. If I were to enter, I’d probably leave out the beaded flamingos, because I don’t think the quality of that photo is as good as the others, but I’m not sure.
Which one would you leave out??