Every year the Duxbury Art Association puts on the Winter Juried Show -it is hung in the museum where I work. There are usually around 450 entries, just over 100 make it in.
I would say I get in about 40 percent of the times I enter. The process is grueling and I hate the whole idea of someone judging me.
My dear friend Carol told me to pray for acceptance- and she meant self acceptance, for even if the judges reject my work ( my soul!) I have to know inside that I believe in what I am doing. She is so right. I know many fantastic and successful artist who never enter juried shows- it just is not worth it.
I'm thinking it might be the last one I enter.