Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Jury is In

The Candle, 8 in. x 10 in. acrylic on canvas
Tuesday, I wasn't feeling well, was moping around and then received word the piece I had submitted to The Golden Thread Gallery for their upcoming show, Light. was accepted into the show. Yup, i felt instantly better.

I chose to interpret a quote from Edith Wharton: "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. I let my wick burn out--- there yet remains to spread an answering surface to the flame that others kindle."

Entering juried shows is always such a gamble. So much to wonder about. Did I interpret the theme correctly? is my work edgy enough? Too edgy? Too traditional? Not traditional enough? And the list goes on and on.  For me, the biggest hurdle was entering. I'm trying to make more of an effort to put myself "out there." Being accepted is icing on the cake.

If you're in the area of W. Hartford, Connecticut, the show opens on  16. November 2013 and runs through 5. January 2014. 


  1. Congratulations! It's a beautiful piece! So happy for you!

  2. You are right, it's 'the doing' that is the point. But getting accepted is FANTASTIC! Congratulations! It is a beautiful piece. It totally deserves to be in the show! ♥♥♥