In Visalia, the county seat of Visalia, is an art group called, appropriately, the “Arts Consortium”. I recently became a member, because they are active in promoting the arts and seem to get results.
Upon joining, artist are allowed to make a page in their Artist Directory. The link to my page is here (will open in a new page).
The Arts Consortium is sponsoring a juried show to hang at the Visalia Convention Center for 2 months. “Juried” means that the artists submit a certain number of pieces, and a juror decides which pieces are in the show. The decision is usually based on the available space, the number of artists who submitted pieces, and perhaps a theme of the show.
When entering such a show, there are forms to be filled out, descriptions to be written, lists to be made, questions to answer, computer pages to be deciphered. It’s a hassle. If there is no fee and there are sales, it feels worth it to me. The group sponsoring a show ALWAYS takes a percentage of sales, but that’s fair.
I met all the requirements, entered the allowed 10 pieces, 5 of which were drawings of Wilsonia cabins.
Two paintings and one drawing were accepted.
I’ve titled this piece for the show “Flagged Cabin #1″. It is matted and framed to 11×14″ and is priced at $250. I’ll keep you posted as to the details of the show when I actually know some.
Protecting people’s privacy was important to me as I compiled the book, so I will continue with that even in this blog. No names or addresses. Just a simple and beautiful cabin, drawn in pencil. Do you know which lane it is on in Wilsonia?