Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 Texas National

Holy shit, I got in. I got ALL THREE of my submissions in. One thousand entries, 73 made the cut.

"The Smokermakers"
"Theory and Practice"
"Sensoria"
When I got the news, I was equal parts excited and anxious. The Texas National is some big shit. I paced around like caged zoo animal for awhile, and then finally calmed down some. So, I got decisions to make. The opening reception is April 12th. Down in Nacogdoches, which it turns out I've been mispronouncing. Seeing as I am from Chicago, I pronounce it NAG-uh-DOCH-us, which isn't right.

Anyway, I have to decide if I 'm going to adventure. It's an adventure I really can't afford. I'll barely to afford the shipping costs for the pieces! And I got to get the pieces on or before March 29th, so I can't really blow things off the way I normally do. 

But, for now, I just gotta let it all sink in. And maybe eat something.

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  1. Outstanding! Congratulations.

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  2. Congratulations., I live in Texas and I've never heard of the Texas National. That's OK. I have two deadlines for submissions coming up this month. So what happened to the push me pull you?

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    1. Oh well. Someone who didn't get told me it was big shit. Not exactly Art Basel, but... better to be in a show than no shows I guess. The push'npull guys I submitted to the Rockford Art Museum Biennial. I'll find out on March 14th.

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    2. lol, you'll get that one too!

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  4. Nice work John, congratulations, they're great pieces.

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  5. This is wonderful news! I LOVE the pieces, they have so much flavor and personality and wit. Plus they're beautiful. I'm so happy for you, I hope you're able to go so you can bask in person!!

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  6. Thanks! I don't think I have the funds for another adventure. They need two-way shipping fees for all the pieces, doubt I can swing a two-way shipping fee for me as well.

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  7. Oh, you should go, life is short and brutal. Heck, I got $50 on it.

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