Sometimes it just don’t work out

You will NOT be seeing my art work at Children’s Hospital as I had originally posted.

It’s been an “interesting” experience. I was asked to be part of this exhibit. The curator not only saw my work ahead of time, I let her choose all the images before I spent a good bit of money framing these images. Additionally, when the curator could not seem to work emails or understand how to click a link to see an online gallery, I bought an iPad to her home. Now I understand that people communicate in different ways. But after I signed all the paperwork, I was told that they would handle all of the installation and that the drop off and install times would be changing and that I would be contacted. I followed up weekly, then daily, then phone calls. Only to find 2 hours AFTER install started that I needed to be there to hang my own work. So, I left my daughter’s birthday party to deliver the art works. Upon dropping them off, I was told they would handle hanging the art.

I came back a few hours later to find NONE of my art on the wall. Later I received an email saying that the Hospital board had never reviewed my art works and that they were not appropriate for the hospital! Never Seen The Work?!?!

It all works out. I picked up my art and another collector contacted me about showing next week.
Here is a link to the page I built for the curators.

Lesson learned. Find out who is real and who is not before dedicating any time to an event. Document everything (this helped, the Hospital Art Crew was very nice and apologetic especially when they saw the paper trail I had gone thru.) Last Lesson, hold no grudge. Life is too short for all of that and it is all in your head, the curator that screwed me over still doesn’t believe she is to blame and she’s mad at me for telling her she screwed me over.

By | 2017-06-09T11:01:30+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

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  1. David Hoang June 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing Jim. Lessons for everyone here.

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