Exhibit Lottery, Show Selections

Exhibit Lottery, Show Selections

It’s so sad when the mind starts to go. I called a friend on Thursday (the 6th) night, completely panicked. “The NWWS deadline is the 9th!”

She agreed.

“That’s tomorrow!” I said.

Long silence. “That’s Sunday,” she said.

“No, no!” I said with complete conviction. “The 9th is tomorrow! I have to figure out what to enter!”

Long pause (in retrospect, a pause of trying to figure out how to deal with the crazy person) then she said, “Well, just enter whatever. It’s a crapshoot anyway.”

Minutes later, as we were debating choices, I looked at the calendar in confusion. “The 9th is Sunday…”

Long pause. “Yes?”

“It’s Thursday.”

She made no comment.

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This story showcases many things about the entry process, including the panic and indecision of the experience. As I now realized I had until Sunday (today) to enter the show, I did absolutely nothing about entry Thursday evening.

But the time has come! I must make choices! Here I go.

The Choices

I have three shows to enter. 1) NWWS, 2) WSO, and 3) AAEA. The last two aren’t due for a couple of weeks, but my schedule indicates it had better be now if I want to meet the deadlines.

Here is a gallery of the pieces I have created in the last year that might have a chance.

Okay. So, possible AAEA from this list.

I can enter three images, so I’ll enter all of them. I think “I’ll Scratch Your Back” is the strongest, but I have no idea at this point. Any acceptance would be a step in the right direction.

Paid and submitted.

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Because I have been struggling to get into WSO, I think I’ll select the strongest, eligible from the remaining.

I can enter two. I think I’ll go with “Totem” and “Hills. Painted.” I’ve been wondering if I would have been more successful with sending in “similar” items, but I can’t keep second guessing.

Submitted.

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That leaves the choices for NWWS.

This is a very competitive show. I think this needs something with an edge. I’m going to submit, “State of the Nation”, “Graceful Grazers”, and “Fly By”. All three strike me as a longshot, but, honestly, you can NEVER tell.\

Paid and submitted.

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Well, that was an hour and a half of my morning. I need a nap now! Too many choices for a single day.

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