Ok, in case anyone cares to read this story...here goes.
I signed up for an art show last year. I never heard back from them or got anymore information about it. Then I went anyway with some friends and I knew for whatever reason I was not in the show. My boyfriend and his lovely sister asked around to see who was in charge of joining the show. We looked for a "guy in a red shirt" and found a former classmate of mine. We had an art class together and sat next to each other.
I tried to befriend him one day (or several) and was told, "I just don't like you. You are too much. Too talkative, too animated, too...just too much!" I was really taken aback, assuming because we were both artists that we would hit it off.
That was why I didn't make it in the show. So, this year I have a plan. I used the name acrylicrocks instead of Nicole Scott and needless to say I got a detailed email in response. I intend to make full use of my 5 feet of horizontal space. As well as numerous promotional items to distribute. Stickers, business cards, keychains, buttons, sketch books and more. Everyone there is going to have something with my name, logo, or artwork on it. There's nothing like shameless self-promotion to mak a point.
No cranky, unfriendly art brat is going to keep me from being in this show. Afterwards I will be posting lots of stuff from the event. Perhaps my persistence will pay off and get some respect out of it. Chances are I won't be asked to return. But then - who cares.