Monday, March 9, 2015

Boohoo. You had me, then you lost me.

I got accepted into the Texas National 2015 again.
From John Handley.  
John Kurman:
Dear Texas National 2015 Participant:
Congratulations! Your artwork has been accepted into the 2015 exhibition. This year’s competition had almost 1000 entries, and our juror, Zhi Lin, selected 102 artworks for the exhibition. The dates for the exhibition are April 11 – June 13, 2015, therefore we must receive your piece on or before March 27, 2015. 
And then I got disqualified.
From SFAartgalleries Whoops!
Mr. Kurman,
After our Texas National juror made his selections and our Director sent out the acceptance letter, it was brought to our attention that your piece LOGISTICS is over the age limit as stated in the rules. 
Unfortunately, to be fair to other entrants, we must disqualify this piece from the exhibition. 
We apologize for any confusion.
Best regards,
SFA Art Galleries

Oh well. No hard feelings, as, technically I did get in to the Texas National two years running. 

The piece was "Logistics". You can see it here.


  1. the reason for your disqualification didn't make it on the post. And why the hell have I never heard of this? How does someone get on their notification list?

    1. Oh. The piece was created before their age limit, so it got disqualified.

      I came across the prospectus for the Texas National on CAFE: Call for Entries.

  2. Oh, right. These exhibitions usually want work that is no more than two years old at the oldest.

  3. Well, Johnny its pretty obvious you DID have hard feelings.