My 4 Submissions to a Medium-Specific, Online Competitive Art Exhibit.

Q. Do you psyche yourself up in any special way for art competition options?

Even more ornery than usual, I chose 4 of my less-popular recent pastel portraits, to submit to one group I belong to. I have decided: these occasions are a chance to find out how a new set of eyes will react. Since I don’t usually know the art juror’s interests–this is how I justify paying the fee to myself.

Since it is a members-only event, I would guess everybody gets one selected by the judge. (There will be overall prizes too, but my philosophy is, ignore those issues. Get something more likely that I really want for my investment. That’s how I convince myself to enter art competitions, if I do. It’s really paying for the use of a good artist’s eye.)