Laura Jean Forrester win $10,000 purchase prize for her proposal for The Waterside Garden.
A few months ago I applied to this RBC call for submissions and was overwhelmed when I found out I had made the short list of three artists. I did not end up receiving the finial $10,000 commission but I couldn’t be happier for the artist who did. Here’s to the talented Laura Jean Forester!
Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax) curated a group exhibit for emerging artists which included a call for submissions. My art submission was declined. A few weeks later Eyelevel Gallery put out a submissions call for written entries to be published in the catalogue that would accompany the exhibit. I wrote a short piece about what it’s like to be an emerging artist receiving letters of rejection on a semi-regular basis.
They accepted it.
I was one of 3 non-exhibiting artists chosen for publication. The irony of this acceptance letter made it even greater.
Today I am taking place in a studio crawl around Charlottetown in which artists have opened their studios to the public. It ends at 6:30 just in time for the Oh Canada Exhibit at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
Come visit, see what I’ve been making and let’s talk about art.
277 Richmond St, second floor.
All artists have questions they seek answers to. Sometimes they ask themselves the same questions over and over again, and sometimes they seek out friends and mentors who provide answers to …
Stephen B. MacInnis was kind enough to include me in his Artist Questioned blog series.