I was so thrilled to be accepted into a second market in the area where I live. I had to work for it, at first they said my product didn’t “fit the venue” but I persevered and convinced them to let me have a spot. I had a good night of sales and everyone was very nice, the market manager checked on me a couple of times to see how I was doing.
So I applied for the next market and got crickets….. I finally emailed yesterday as the date is drawing closer and was told again that I don’t fit the genre they are going for. I’m trying to shake it off. There are many more venues I can apply for and I’m sure there will be others that will not accept me. There is some thought process out there that photography isn’t handmade. I’m having a hard time with that as every shot is thought out, every edit is carefully applied, printing takes place right here in my studio and so does the matting and framing. That all says hand made to me….
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Ah, the disappointment of the artist. I know it well. Hang in there, pal. You’ll find those who appreciate what you do.
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