So I didn’t get in to the show in St. Augustine. I can’t say I’m not disappointed, because I am. I thought my pieces were a good fit – but art is like that. Very subjective. I’m even more attached to some of the pieces I have made than others.
That being said, I do have some good news. I made it into an art show in the City (and here’s a hint, anytime I say “the City”, I mean only one – NYC, baby!) My piece got accepted at the SOHO20 Gallery, in Chelsea. The gallery specializes in women artists, and this show is for their 40th anniversary. It is called “Women in Charge!” and was described as an exhibit dedicated to addressing the expanding role of women in leadership. When I read the show’s description, I imagined this image.
I know she can be a polarizing figure, but I love Michelle Obama. And the image of Rosie the Riveter is so iconic. The combination of the two just came to me – although I bet I am not the only artist who has thought of that 🙂 The saying on the Rosie Poster is “We Can Do It” – so similar to the “Yes We Can” of the Obama campaign of 2008.
The best part about having a piece in The City is visiting it with my very good friends, Carmen and Lisa. We are going together for the gallery’s meet the artist day. I just sent a text to Lisa saying I am nervous/numb/excited – all at the same time. Now that she’s volunteered to drive into The City, I’m a little less nervous.