Rejection: Ouch! That Hurts

     A Big Bank sent me an email, rejecting one of my paintings for use to customize my credit card. The email says, “Unfortunately, the design you selected does not meet Image Guidelines.” Then it goes on to list the thirteen guidelines, leaving me to guess which one I offended.  In light of the fact that I have had my work published nationally three times this year, and juried into some very respectable local art shows as well, I consider this rejection by Big Bank humorous.

     Which painting was rejected? It’s Broken in the Fall, currently on display at Olympic Mills Commerce Center, 107 SE Washington St, here in Portland. It’s part of the Siren Nation Arts Festival, November 5-8. Titled The Journey, the art exhibition will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9am- 5pm for the month of November. If you go see it, let me know if you think Broken in the Fall is offensive. What does a Big Bank know, anyway?

Broken in the Fall (2009)
Broken in the Fall by JParadisi (2009) oil & mied media on unstretched canvas. 76 1/2" x 49 1/2" poem from Zenrinkushu anthology compiled by Eicho (1429-1504)


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