Sent out a couple of submissions just a little while ago to a gallery in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan got the rejection letter today. The work submitted was the Klong Toey portraits and some Leica shots I did in Poipet Cambododia. It is depressing to get rejected again but such is life, got to move on and keep trying. Might try submitting some of the ladyboy sex worker photos next time around with these people, when I have time to develop the recently shot film.
Am getting quite a pile of rejection letters, I need to make sure I recycle the paper, envelopes properly. I am becoming a major cause of deforestation in Canada. Think green Gerry!
The people from this gallery were kind enough to send back my 2 submissions, I have already packaged them up and will mail them to 2 other Saskatchewan galleries. Got to keep slugging away maybe someone, somewhere will want to show the work.
This rejection letter is nicely worded:
April 5, 2012
Thank you for your exhibition proposal Although we greatly valued the opportunity to read through your material and see your images, we are unable to offer you an exhibition at this time.
Or least favourite task is writing to artists to tell them they do no have a a show. It is unfortunate that we have limited resources and cannot offer exhibitions to a wider variety of artists.
Your work looks very interesting and accomplished, and we wish you all the best in the future. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to see your work and we appreciate your interest in showing here. Thank you for sending this package to the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.