I was accepted into an art gallery for the first time! Shelton Rotating Art Gallery is a dream come true. I have been hoping to submit my art there for years.
My dad would send me brochures and forward emails encouraging me to submit art. He started doing that when I was a new music teacher, about 11 years ago. I just didn’t have art that was appropriate, didn’t have time to create something specific for it, and I didn’t really feel qualified enough to write a short bio about myself as an artist.
The Shelton Art Gallery/Civic Center and I go back to when I was in high school.
I grew up playing piano in my Dad’s community swing band, Swing Fever, at the Shelton Civic Center. We played there every year for weddings and fundraisers. Before the gig, after we set up, I’d walk around the brand new nice building with my sister and look at the art.
Across the street, at a retirement home, that’s where I had my first piano recital. Haha my teacher forgot to call me up and I didn’t have to play!
4/5 of my submissions were accepted. They didn’t like the mermaid. Since my dad is on the art board, he did not participate in the voting. He warned me they don’t like boobs. She did have a seaweed strapless top, but I guess that was too much.
Here are the pieces that were accepted: