Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Step Forward

I recently entered a competition through a gallery in Melbourne. Only 50 entries would become finalists to be judged for the prizes. First prize $5,000 and second prize an all expenses paid solo exhibition in the gallery and various other prizes. I received an email from the gallery. Unfortunately blah blah blah, another rejection I thought. I read further and to my surprise it said unfortunately I was not one of the 50 finalist but I was in the top 75 and that they liked my work very much. And here's the best bit, they invited me to have a solo exhibition either this year or next. I have been trying to get into a gallery in either Sydney or Melbourne for awhile now so I am very excited with this development. Next year would be better for me as there is a lot to organise to get an exhibition worth of work over to Melbourne. Plus I have been developing a new series and I want to have time to get some of these ideas onto canvas. I want to use altered paper to create a retro wallpaper look for the background but its still early in the development stage. To quote Laura "I'd better bust a move". I bust a much faster move when I have something to work towards that has a deadline.


12 comments:

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

wow thats fantastic CONGRATS! :)

Uta said...

thanks Shelley :)

Laura said...

Smiles for you Baby Cakes!!!

Doris said...

Woo Hoo! When one door closes another one opens! Congrats and definitely bust that move!

Robin said...

That's so great Uta!! Congratulations!! I think "Bust A Move" would be a great bumper sticker or something!! Or perhaps a sign hanging near my bed so that's the first thing I see when I wake up!!

Elena said...

AWESOME!! I was wondering what was going on on your end of the world. So happy for you!!!

Uta said...

Thank you all for cheering me on. I couldn't do it without you :)

julielea said...

Wahooo! Well done Uta! Power to your paintbrush me dear x

Suz said...

I'm bawling my eyes out with happiness for you Uta
and you took the first step
aren't you proud
courage girl...you'll be fab

Uta said...

Thanks Julie and Suz :)

butterfly woman said...

You are taking the steps and not giving up. That's a great lesson for me. There's always someplace to share one's gifts. You are my hero artist.
I'm feeling happy vibes from your blog, Uta. It's a good pick me up!

Uta said...

Its hard going Bev. I sometimes stray off the path and get quite glum about it all. But I always pick myself up and keep going. I know I will get there one day.