Cape Neddick River

Drawing of Cape Neddick River

Cape Neddick River from behind the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound

I love looking up the Cape Neddick River at any time. I always wish to create something as special as it is, in homage. The old trolly tracks span the river like an ancient ruin in the making. They have proudly endured so many years of salty extremes. The house on the left was the home of my great great grandfather, Oliver. The banks of the homes beyond fold into the river as sweet as summer. I cannot be more happy about this place.

Portland Museum of Art letter of rejection

I received a rejection letter yesterday from the Portland Museum of Art’s Biennial Show. I had submitted 6 paintings from 2012.

Date: February 28, 2013, 4:36:50 PM EST
Subject: Your 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial submission

Dear Artist,

Thank you for submitting your work for inclusion in the 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial. Unfortunately you were not selected to participate in this year’s Biennial. Please know that this is not a reflection of the quality of your work, but rather that the final choice reflects my effort to create a cohesive group show.

I appreciate the time, energy, and dedication that went into your submission, and it was my privilege to view it. I wish you the best in your future artistic endeavors.

Jessica May
Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art