Public Art Survival Tip # 3
#3....Don’t go seeking rejection. When applying for a public art commission, select the
application that fits your work. If the proposal states the committee wants figurative
bronze sculptures and you do abstract acrylics.... forget it… Don’t even bother
applying. The art committees have, for the most part,
a sense about the art that will augment their vision and will state that in the request for proposals.
Likewise, if a commission has a budget for $400,000 and you have never erected one
larger than $40,000… chances are extremely small that you will qualify..so, once again,
don’t go looking for the rejection.