I have heard persistent rumors of artists applying to one show on Juried Art Services, and being accepted into another. This has happened to me twice now this year, and while I can't say for certaintly that it's not user error, it seems to be happening to other artists as well. Let us know if you've had a similar experience.
Briefly, it seems to happen with similar shows that are run by the same promoter. For example, I wanted to apply to Naples National. I read the information, and then clicked on the link at the bottom of the show info page to Apply. Filled out the form, paid my money via PayPal, didn't think about it until the jury results were announced. Then I realized that I'd actually been applied to the Downtown Naples show in March. Not what I was expecting.
The same thing happened just recently with Amy Amdur's Art at the Glen. I applied to the Glen, and to Port Clinton. On JASV, her apps let you apply to a number of shows at once, and aggregate the fee. Port Clinton is separate though, as I recall. When the results were posted a couple of days ago, I was accepted into the Glencoe show, which I never apply to. No sign of the Art at the Glen app.
User error? Glitch in the system? I've heard rumors of this happening to other artists, so if this has happened to you, please post your experience here.
I suspect it is user error, compounded by a faulty user interface on JASV. But I can't rule out glitches in that system -- there are many inconsistencies with the way they handle apps. Amy's application is a good case in point.