This is probably going to be one of the only times I post a picture of my art on Tumblr.
Today I attended this art show that my teacher submitted me in and I was scared to show up because I thought that my art wouldn’t get an award. (One of them didn’t- if requested I’ll post that one up too.) But my piece “Octolog” did get an award. However, the judging in this show was completely bias and was judged by people who lack creativity and skill.
I am sorry if I sound sore. Don’t get me wrong. I am super happy and proud of myself for what I have achieved in the past two years of taking Ceramics.
But showing up to my first ever art show, I was mind blown by how ignorant some people are. I saw amazing art there, things that deserved many awards and would leave any person with common sense- well… with their jaws dropped to the floor.
I then came across a little poorly crafted piece of James and the Giant Peach. I shit you not, this is a highschool level art show- it’s not for anyone under or higher but this piece in particular looked like a five year old made it. It received one of the most prestigious awards that night.
I wasn’t the only one that was upset- about 7 of my peers who were also absolutely amazing artists (that didn’t receive anything) were livid. This piece did NOT deserve the award that it got, no one could understand why. My Ceramics teacher, the art teacher, everyone- in awe at how the judge picked this piece.
It frustrates me greatly. I’m not saying this person is not deserving of ANY award. I’m not saying that they’re unskilled. It’s just that there were so many people who were far more skilled. I mean I sound rude, I sound like a bitch with my rant… but if you were there- if you could just see the real ART that people had submitted, you would share my anger.
All in all, I’m proud of myself and my peers for the art that we’ve worked on all year.
I’m glad that I received something and I’m thankful for the support from everyone.
I’ll end my rant here.