Is it just me or do any others of you start to freak out when this time of year comes and it's time to select jury photos? I am going to apply to several shows over the next three months and I am pulling my hair out trying to decide which photos to use.
I have read so much about "cohesive bodies of work", don't use anything that could be considered negative (I have an adorable sculpture about death that I am afraid to use), placement of photos for maximum impact, make sure #1 corresponds to #3 and so on.
UGH!!!! What to do to allay the nerves? How do the rest of you cope with this? I haven't been this nervous about anything in a while. I am new to applying to big A listed shows, I have a medium sized body of work to pull from (150 sculptures), excellent photography, thanks to Larry Berman, and I can do sophistocated, cute, edgy, strange, etc.
How do you decide? Thanks!!!!!