So, a while back I wrote a post (Lesson Learned) about how I was going to make myself apply to more things, whether I thought I stood a chance or not. It’s been a really good exercise to put myself out there—the interesting thing has been that the shows I didn’t think I stood a chance at, I’ve gotten into, and some of the ones where I thought I had a pretty good chance at, I didn’t. Go figure.
One of the shows I almost talked myself out of applying for was the Beyond the Brickyard show at the Archie Bray Institute in Helena, Montana, but, keeping Gretzky’s mantra that you “miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” in my mind, I figured I had nothing to loose. So you can imagine my surprise and delight a few months ago when I found out I got in!
I just got emailed the postcard for the show, and almost pinched myself to see my name in print with these amazing artists (heck, Kristen Kieffer was one of the demonstrating artists at NCECA last year, and Trey Hill is a professor at one of the school’s I’m applying to!).
Here it is in all it’s glory: