Oh dear! Just heard today that ALL THREE of my entries to this year's Spring Exhibition at the Anderson Park Gallery, Invercargill have been rejected.
Although the official wording says "not accepted" I know what it means all right.... and it means Rejected as far as I am concerned.
No matter how you look at it having ones paintings thrown out en masse is rather a blow. Especially for a rather prestigious exhibition. Knowing that such things depend upon the personal preferences of the judges/selectors, and that non-acceptance is not necessarily an indication that ones work is no good, is not much comfort when the fact remains that, for whatever reason, ones work did not appeal.
It makes me feel childishly peeved actually!!! (Sad to admit, but true!)
Oh well .... onwards and upwards. And what idiot was it who said that, I wonder?