Monday, July 23, 2012
I did get notice that 2 of my sculptural mosaics have won the "People's Choice Award" for 2 different exhibits. It is a bummer to never (almost never, I did win once) win a top prize in the sculpture shows. It's usually men, with big metal structures (no pun intended). Everyone, besides judges apparently, loves my work. It's different, colorful, playful, appealing to all ages... easy to understand. It is very rewarding to win People's Choice... I make art for people, not art judges or critics (well, I guess they are people too).
I've been asked this week to be on a judging committee/panel soon. I wonder how I'll feel about the process. Can I remember how it feels to be judged during the action? How does one be compassionate when there can only be one winner?
Thanks friends for your support and hug an artist today... they probably need it.