I’ve been meaning to put a few pieces in to our local gallery for the past few years. I’ve just never “gotten around to it” and often find that as an excuse for things I’m not so sure of. But recently my Great Aunt Joan was visiting and she definitely has the gift of encouragement and lit a fire under me to get some pieces in. So, I’ve entered three photographs in to the Highland Art Center’s annual juried photography show.
I went to drop off the pictures yesterday and of course, picked the poor lady’s brain; “What happens if my photos aren’t selected, will I get a call? What exactly will the judge be looking for when selecting pieces to be exhibited? Should I bother coming to the critique at 3 pm on Tuesday?” Gulp… She highly recommended going to the critique. While I believe it will be a very good learning experience, I am a bit nervous to hear what the judge has to say about my photos. I know I get a lot of people saying how pretty they are and how good of a photographer I am but… now I’ve put myself in to the group of people who show and I’m having a hard time thinking of myself as good enough to show. I think I’ve moved “those types” up on the pedestal so high that I don’t think it’s an attainable position.
But, even if they weren’t selected, I’ll let you all know and post the photos I put in anyway. And, I’ll just have to enjoy visiting this cute little building and hearing what the judge has to say about all of the photographs that were selected… So, I’ll be back later on to tell you all how it went. Wish me luck!