Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Boycott Art Omi

Can anyone tell me who gets into residency programs? What do you have to do? Be twenty? Be a star? Be a painter?

I have now applied to Art Omi three times, and I get the same rejection letter every year. I feel obsessed with that joint. Why won’t they in particular let me in? Oh, I guess I feel the same way about the AIM program in the Bronx. Why won’t THEY let me in?

Two conclusions:
1. I’m a bad artist
2. I don’t have a residency profile

In any case, tomorrow I have a big studio visit at the Whitney. This indeed feels like the opportunity of an early career. I can’t say that today’s rejection fills me with confidence, though.

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