I got upstairs and put my things out on the table, literally. Then I was asked to step out of the room while they looked over my work. I walked up Broadway and bought some juice and cheese. It's so warm out, you don't even need a jacket. (Am I making a short story long? Yeah, I am.) I got back, waited a long time, and then they rang me. I returned to the room upstairs and was told, "before we begin, I have to tell you how much I loved your dress! I saw it in the gallery. WOW!" Okay - THAT made my day. I didn't bring the dress to have juried (I chickened out), but it was pretty cool that she was familiar with my work.
Okay- long story short. Look what I got!
Yes, I was accepted! I was pretty excited (but tired, exhausted, thirsty, needing some food). We didn't have a lot of time to talk, but they gave me some good tips on matting and framing as well as an information sheet on pricing art. Gosh - those are all such difficult-to-figure-out topics, aren't they? I packed up my art in the big plastic tub and carried down the longest staircase ever.
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I stepped out of the building and onto the sidewalk on Broadway, and guess what happened next!? A beautiful dark butterfly fluttered right in front of my nose! lol It's my first butterfly sighting of the year, and WAY earlier than expected! I was about as excited over that as I was at being accepted by the SCC jury. I actually squealed at a complete stranger, "LOOK! A BUTTERFLY!!!".
But he didn't. He was in a rush.
Happy Practically Spring! WOOHOO!