I entered a few works into an opportunity last month. The regional arts and culture council of Portland, Or is purchasing some works for their portable collection. I got this letter today.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to submit your work for the RACC Portable Works Collection.
Please excuse this general e-mail — response to this Call for Artists was tremendous. The selection panel reviewed submissions from 248 different artists and looked at over 1200 images. The overall quality of the work submitted was very high and the competition strong. Regrettably, we do not have the funds to purchase all the good work submitted and unfortunately your submission was not among the semi-finalists chosen. On behalf of myself and the selection panel, please accept our heartfelt thanks for taking the time to share your work with us.
I hope you will keep RACC in mind in the future as a resource, and will connect with us again as other public art opportunities come up.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback.
It's a bummer but just a sign for me to move onto the next project. I can move the girl to a different wall and get back to my baby piece. Sigh, I was hopeful, since I really needed the money for my desired move. I know God will provide it elsewhere.
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