I recommend biting off more than you can chew
(Yeah, I certainly do.)
-- Alanis Morisette, "You Learn"
So many exhibition opportunities, so little time.
I started August with a list of seven or eight exhibitions and art-related opportunities I really wanted to do. After six weeks of big-idea thinking in the Artist Trust EDGE program, I was ready to seize as many opportunities as possible. Say yes to this! Say yes to that! Back-to-back shows! Let's DO THIS!
Whoa, whoa, whoa...
If I'm applying to seven opportunities and shows... I'm not making more art to show.
|Back to the grind! Photo credit: Satira Brunnemer|
And I've already committed pieces to a three-month-long exhibit, plus I'll be a vendor at the Best of the Northwest art fair in October. How do I decide?
So after a good talk with like-minded artists, and a couple of regretful emails, I narrowed the list of seven or eight down to... four. Looks like I need to work on my propensity to over-commit.
When you're faced with a wealth of opportunities, how do you decide what stays and what goes? Tell me in the comments or on Facebook.