Good news: Found out my 1% proposal for a big space in the new Health Sciences building was selected by their committee. I’ve been waiting on this one for over a year, and it had a life-changing budget attached to it.
Bad news: Found out that the fire marshal has decided (now, why now??) that no artwork can go in that site. Nothing.
I don’t think that this is the end of the story. No matter how I try to spin it to myself, it is hard to be chosen and simultaneously find out there’s a fatal problem that I had no control over, and no options for fixing the situation. (I didn’t select the site.) They are working on other possibilities, but I won’t know more for a while.
Good news: I am a finalist for a project at the stunning new Life Sciences building at the University in Fairbanks. And a finalist for the SLAM project in Juneau (State Library/Archives/Museum.) So, all is far from lost even if UAA falls away.
Good news: Everything is done for my Alaska Pacific University show and I hit the road tomorrow. All trees, mostly small work, with a few larger pieces. I’m looking forward to having it on the wall, seeing some friends, and seeing if there’s any snow in Anchorage!
Stay tuned and let’s see what the world of commissioned work has in store for me. Remind me that you can’t win if you don’t play.