I’m on a list serve for announcements about art shows. I was pretty jazzed about this for a while until I realized that this involved having my own booth and transporting it hither and yon. I was sort of OK with the hither and yon, but not OK with a $1000 investment in a regulation booth that I would have to assemble on my own hither and yon. Additionally, there are entry fees to everything.
I decided instead to look for juried shows in galleries and art centers close to home. Hither is OK. Yon would require shipping paintings which, since those I would enter are large, would be very expensive. So…a friend in Alamosa posted a call for a show at the Breckenridge Art Center.
Breckenridge? 2 hours away! In the mountains! Near friends in Colorado Springs and Denver! Beautiful drive! Waaa-HOOO!
I loaded the entry form and read everything on it except the phvcking address of the Breckenridge Art Center. I entered three paintings at $25 a pop, reveling in the possibilities…
Then, last night a friend pointed out that the event is in….
I immediately wrote to see if I could get my money back, but I’m not hopeful. But I guess if I don’t get my money back, I’m still entered. I guess I should find out where Breckenridge, Texas is. But damn. Texas in August?
So I looked up Breckenridge, TX. It’s a town of 5000 and its description in Wikipedia makes it seem like a Texas version of Monte Vista, CO. It seems to be smack dab in Larry McMurtry land, though a little south. I guess it would be an adventure. I think my painting of a snowy mountain might be a big hit there in August.