Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday is For Art: The Golden Ticket Art Show of 2011

Since I have been sidelined with my torn tendon, I decide to do the Bush 43 Stamp after viewing the photographs in the VANITY FAIR issue of August 2011, and reading the article titled The Kingdom and The Towers. I bought a frame for Bush 43 from Suder's Art Store that was a standard 16" by 20" this past week. I was able to buy a nice wood frame that I liked and worked for the colors in this painting. But, I was still reluctant to give up on the idea of entering The Altarpiece even though with the 2 doors it is too big in square feet by the rules of the show. If I took the 2 doors off, the case of The Altarpiece would be just under the 9 square feet limit. I am thinking about going ahead and rigging the case to be hung on the wall without the doors, and entering it with the Bush 43 Stamp. They might both be rejected, but that is the chance you take when you enter a juried art show. Although I have had my artwork rejected several times, I nevertheless, don't like it when my work is rejected. I am now working on a new painting. It is going to be a postage stamp and self portrait. But, that is another story for another time.


Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox said...

Hi Fred,
Entering the altar without the doors will work. As you say, enter and see what happens. The rejection or acceptance is in the hands of others. Cross fingers. I like the stamp too. Definitely enter both.

moneythoughts said...

Thanks Kathryn. I appreciate hearing from you. Had I known that they were going to limit the size to 9 square feet, I would have made the Altarpiece smaller, but by the time I read the rules, the case was already constructed. The Bush 43 Stamp is now available as a t-shirt too! Haven't put it on eBay yet, but I will shortly.