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"Hello RC FULWILER,

Your entry 1912.157431 ...was not juried into Art on the Square 2015.  Your interest in the show is appreciated and we wish you much success with your work."

I had no idea what show this was from.  Art on the Square is a common name in this business.  It took quite a while to figure out it was Belville, IL.  Gee thanks!  I guess that's all $40 will get you these days.

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Comment by Barry Bernstein on March 5, 2015 at 12:37pm

My favorite acceptance letter is one that says "Congratulations" in the header. You don't even have to open it up to know that you're getting good news. If you don't get in what else are they going to say? "You're work sucks"? You know that already. No one has to tell you that.

Comment by Connie Mettler on March 5, 2015 at 12:31pm

When I ran a few art fairs we agonized over the "rejection" letter. Here is one of my favorites, from a little show in northern Michigan, you'll really like this one:

http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/letter-from-an-art-fair

and here is a great thread about this from a show director: http://www.artfairinsiders.com/forum/topics/the-ideal-jury-process

Comment by R. C. Fulwiler on March 5, 2015 at 12:11pm

Geri, thank you for the inspirational words.

Comment by Pat Diebler-Cates on March 2, 2015 at 12:43pm

Belleville, IL

Comment by John Lamar on February 28, 2015 at 3:50pm

My wife & I each got the same irritating notification.  Since we also didn't get accepted we thought it might sound like sour grapes to gripe about the way we were dismissed. Ha! NOT. Similar to so much communication that assumes you remember every-art-show-in-every-location-in-every-month-of-every-year! 

Comment by Colin Murray on February 28, 2015 at 11:48am

entry 1912.157431-this message will self destruct in 5 seconds. 

Comment by Robert Wallis on February 27, 2015 at 10:17pm
Heh, that's what we got and like you said, mighty little of either.
Comment by Greg Little on February 27, 2015 at 9:43pm

A little bit of personality and character wouldn't hurt either.

Comment by Sher Berman on February 27, 2015 at 9:18pm

I commented on Facebook but it doesn't show up here. Strange

Comment by becky blair on February 27, 2015 at 8:42pm
I have an idea... How about an animated cartwheel email for yes, or animated mooning for no?


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