Sunday, October 23, 2016
So it's that Time again.... Show research....
It's also the time of year where I need to figure out my show schedule. It's just penciling in shows I'm interested in, so I can get time off at my day job ( if needed) and start planning what pictures to send in for the jury. I need to figure out weekends that I already know won't work ( family things) and decide if we want a family vacation or not... and plan around holidays and every one's work schedules.
Last year Jerry and I made the conscious decision to cut shows in half. After much lively discussion, we've decided that again in 2017 to have a smaller schedule. For 2017 I'm aiming for 10-14 . (For comparison, our biggest year was 27 shows) So the shows I pick out to try for -- and there is no guarantee I will get in!- have to be planned out very carefully. Just as carefully as I think about this piece.
It's possible that I won't get in to most of the shows I apply for, then I will be stuck with just a few shows for the year. It's a horrible possibility, but very real. You just never know with juries. In past years I would have back up shows I could apply for later... I don't believe I'll do that. It's so much stress trying to juggle multiple possible shows on the same date.
So I will aim for 10-14 shows, and maybe I'll end up doing 6, who knows?