Few things are more satisfying for an artist than selling their art work. It’s an affirmation that what you’re doing is appreciated, and someone is willing to write a check to you to prove it. However, ranking a close second to that is recognition by your peers in the art community. That is why I was so excited about a month ago when I told you about being accepted into the International Guild of Realism.
Well, that thrill just hit a new level yesterday when the Guild informed me that one of my works had been selected for display at the Guild’s upcoming yearly exhibit. Works selected for the exhibit were chosen from among the Guild’s 300+ artists after a two-tiered jurying process. A little over 50% of the submissions survived the first cut, and the 93 finalists were eventually chosen from the remaining group. My painting—San Juan River Bighorn—was selected by the judges.
The Guild’s 8th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held from October 4th – November 30th, 2013 at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona. To be selected is a very exciting experience for me since all the initial entrants, and the eventual exhibitors, are realism artists from around the globe who have proven their work to be of exceptionally high quality.
A public opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013. I’ll let you know more details as the exhibit draws closer, but if you’re in the Tempe, Arizona area during the exhibit dates be sure to drop by the Tempe Center for the Arts.