Yesterday I anxiously waited to read the results of who was selected to participate as an artist for the 2009 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. I had applied back in November 2008 so it was a long time waiting for the application process to close & finally the jury process.
Well yesterday, I never got any information after checking the website all day like every 20 minutes.
So today I constantly check the website & still got no answer on the website. Things changed while I was at lunch with my wife. I got an email from the selection committee notifying me that I had made the waitlist.
When I got back to my desk after lunch, I check the website & found that I was 46th on the waiting list, which is 75 people deep.
I’m very excited about this because:
a) I was not rejected
b) My work is more interesting than at least 29 other poor souls but slightly not as good as 45 others from across the country
c) My work was reviewed in 5 jury sessions by up to 4 people & this tells me that there is some respect for my work
d) If I get in, this will be a major ostrich feather in my cap
If I do not hear anything by June 21st in terms of my waitlist status, I will take myself out of the running. I do not want to get in at the last minute & have a disastrously stressful 3 sales event.
My fingers are crossed hoping for the best outcome.
Oh wait, there’s more; I need to tell you that my presentation at the 3rd Pecha Kucha Night in Detroit was awesome!
There were at least 400 artists & art enthusiasts in the audience. Suite Suzy could not make it because no one wanted to watch out 3 damn kids but my momma & Cousin Dee made it out which was awesome. I was also lucky enough to have Amber (Bam) Cabral show her face in the place and a new Twitter friend Kensington.
I have met some great people through all of this social networking.
BTW, here is a link to the images I presented at Pecha Kucha last night.
Anyway, the last 7 days have been packed with good news & opportunities for my photography career! I wonder what’s next??? My artist resume is really starting to take on a life of its own.
Many of you support me from your corner of the world & I really appreciate all of your encouragement as I haphazardly guide myself through my photographic journey.