California Gold & Imago Mandala (butterfly)
This piece got one yes...was reconsidered in the end when the judges had not picked enough pieces to fill the show, they had to go through the One Yes pieces to pick more.
So it made it in by the skin of it's teeth.
But when the judges had more time then to look at it it received more praise
than it had gotten initially.
It's happy it will be hanging in the show.
I also received a personal critique after the judging was all over by the judge
who liked it best.
Seeds of hope I (behind it) got two yeses so was in the show as well.
The sad news to me was they had to judge the fiber art in with collages and other mixed media because they do not have enough funds for enough prizes to judge them in separate categories.
Therefore that small mixed media piece in the front was favored over the fiber art entries.
However, my fiber art did win out over other mixed media pieces so I can't complain too much.
They took a second and a third place prize!
Today my headache is gone.
My heart aches for all the artists who did not have work selected into the show.
There was so much very very good art that was rejected.
And the judging process leaves a lot to be desired in my humble opinion.
There were very few explanations for a lot of the No votes.
I did see some favoritism for a known artist (by the judges) in one case.
And given that several artists who had submitted art were present
(besides myself) they could have been kinder in how they behaved at times.
I would not want their job.
I am happy for my wins.