I never mean to let this much time pass between entries, but where did the summer go? It seems like I spent all summer applying to things, and now I am starting to hear back. I sent off my proposal to the MAEP program, and after talking with the program administrator, I think I am getting closer. I've got some adjustments to make for the 10/31 deadline, and I think I am hopeful. I've been rejected for a Juried Exhibition that looked like a good opportunity, and two academic residencies...and I am still waiting on a lot. I did have my SEMAC grant proposal accepted for support of new work I intend to exhibit next summer! $5000! I am so thrilled. My friend MaryBeth also got one for $2500! We both just got our paperwork in and should receive a check on 9/1/17. I am actually going to get paid to make work....a large piece I posted planning pictures of earlier this summer. I can't wait.
And it turns out if you just keep applying to stuff, the rejections start to sting way less.
I just found out last week that I have a Drawing 1 class at RCTC, so I have been in planning mode for a couple of days. Luckily, Drawing is one of my favorite things to teach, and I can do it without much trouble, so I am not worried about prep.
And finally, my son is about two weeks off of his own school starting. Fifth grade. He will be walking himself home in the afternoons as I won't be home. Missing out on the walk makes me a little sad; that was one of my favorite parts of the day. And about the only time he tells me anything of significance. I guess I should be getting used to that.
I just returned from installing the second of three exhibitions I have this spring/summer. The first exhibition is nearly over; unfortunately, I was unable to get out to see it in Seattle, WA. I am so thankful to have been included in the Blindfold Gallery's roster. "Spring Gear" includes the bronze sculptures of Mark Walker and mixed media paintings of Janet Loren Hill. Please check out their work!