Monday, December 19, 2005

i am the missing meatball

I can't believe Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is having a show called Meatball without me!!!

As stated in the Scope Miami post, I have long loved this gallery. I love it so much that I have sent slides to them for fifteen years, even though they have shown outsider and self-taught artists almost exclusively. Here are some of my rejections* from them -

from 1991

from 1994

from 1999

from 2004

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Aaack, the irony. Not only are they finally showing local "schooled" artists, but they are calling the show Meatball!!!

RELATED: Meatball participant P. Timothy Gierschick's blog, Libby's Meatball review, a photo of Libby (and Roberta) with the REAL meatballs, the REAL meatballs, Meatballs at Stuffy's explanation, announcement/coupon, and installation photos.

*These are not bad rejections, as far as rejections go; handwritten notes from the director are way better than photocopied form letters - thanks, John Ollman!


Anonymous said...

I have been rejected by them too. This was with a special recommendation by a famous Philly artist. Alas.

Annette Monnier said...

Hey they rejected me as well, without even bothering to send a letter. . .

Martin said...

i haven't applied since they've started showing non-outsider art. not as fun anymore.