Usually things come in 3’s…

Elephant's memory copy

 

In the title of my last post there was reference to waiting for Godot. All about the wait which is the hardest part (thank you Tom Petty.) Well… I decided to post my rejections as well as my accomplishments. Being an artist and illustrator is difficult enough. Adding writing to the mix can make ya down right suicidal. But all my positive friends as well as Abraham Hicks says its all part of the journey, or I’m on a journey, or enjoy the journey, but as you know when rejection strikes, the journey doesn’t seem so enjoyable.

BUT!!! My good friend Steve Brodner says make rejection your friend. Eat rejection for breakfast. He has had his fair share of success and rejection and is still here to talk about it. As a matter of fact he’s an accomplished illustrator still working in the field and still relevant. Funny too!  So last week I applied to I believe 2 galleries and around six agents. Got three rejections today. Let us hope tomorrow will bring better news. Here they are:

1)-Dear Ms. Gross,

Thank you for your interest in the Carter Burden Gallery. We have thoroughly reviewed the materials you provided, and while your work has merit, we unfortunately are not able to exhibit your work at this time. We will keep your materials on file and contact you if any opportunities at the gallery arise. Please feel free to re-submit with new work.

Best of luck with your future artistic endeavors,

Lisa Smith
Assistant Director
Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28th Street, #534
New York, NY 10001
212.564.8405
carterburdengallery.com
carterburdencenter.org

2)-Dear Writer:

Thank you for your inquiry. We are sorry that we cannot invite you to submit your work or offer to represent you. Moreover, we apologize that we cannot respond in a more personal manner. We wish you the best of luck elsewhere.

Sincerely,

Dunham Literary, Inc.

At least the first one used my name. The next one is interesting because I applied as an illustrator. Guess they don’t have a form letter for that category.

3)-Dear Writer:

Thank you for your inquiry. We are sorry that we cannot invite you to submit your work or offer to represent you. Moreover, we apologize that we cannot respond in a more personal manner. We wish you the best of luck elsewhere.

Sincerely,

Dunham Literary, Inc.

C’est La Guarre!!!

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About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and Circe, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at www.cmgross.com/pages/resume.htm for other accomplishments.
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