September 3, 2023

How to reframe rejection

We announced the winners of the 5th Art2Life International Juried Art Exhibition! You can watch the recording of our Opening Reception featuring the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, joined by our wonderful juror, Anita Rogers, as she discussed the thoughtful reasoning behind her selections for the show. It’s been a great experience, but of course, not for everyone. There are always more who don’t get in than do, so I wanted to talk a little about rejection.

Here’s how I think about it…

The jurying process is so subjective and you can’t control it. What you can do is say, yes! Say yes to taking risks, say yes to entering again, and say yes to getting your work seen somehow! With each experience, whether or not you win, you learn more, so you are better positioned for next time. Ultimately, saying yes can become a positive lifelong habit.

How do you manage rejection? Let us know in the comments.

This week’s episode of the Art2Life Podcast features John Seed, an artist and author who’s written a 2nd book on the art of disruption called, “More Disruption.” Tune in this Wednesday as he shares stories of outstanding artists he features. Their work is impressive and truly inspiring. Click here to listen to and subscribe to the Art2Life Podcast.

Have the best day!-Nick

PS: As I mentioned, the 2023 Art2Life International Juried Art Exhibition is now OPEN!

Click here to see all of the amazing art in this year’s show. Thank you to all of the incredible artists that participated and a special thank you to our juror, Anita Rogers, of the Anita Rogers Gallery! A lot of the art is for sale. If you see a piece you like, please contact the artist directly (through the contact link) to arrange a purchase. The artist keeps 100% of the proceeds of their sale.

We hope you enjoy our exhibition!

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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