I had submitted my painting Gnosis…and the Old Gods Were Pleased to a juried show celebrating women.
Last evening I received the nicest rejection notice.
Although the jurors “loved the piece” it was to excluded because “after a review by the city, they felt the nudity in the piece would not be appropriate for the venue”.
The fellow assigned to this unpleasant task could not have been more diplomatic or supportive, but I am a bit stunned. Really?
Nudity isn’t “appropriate”?
In southern California? This isn’t Selma.
I’m incredulous. I offered to paste on fig leaves, only half joking.
Anyway, my solution is to draw more junk.
detail of the the painting which follows.
Gnosis …and the Old Gods Were Pleased
oil on canvas
Disappointing, but oh well, that is what yoga is for.