Hey folks, just checking in with a quick update. This is normally kind of a quiet time as far as appearances go, but there's a lot happening behind the scenes. January through April is when most festival applications come due for the coming year, and we artists juggle opportunities and set schedules for the months ahead. In wake of our disastrous 2020 and with looming uncertainty as to when we can safely host large gatherings again, things feel a bit more chaotic going into 2021, as nobody is confident of the best approach. Some shows have already cancelled, some have postponed, and some are blazing forward on a wing and a prayer. In a field already heavy on fine lines and vulnerability, most of us are just trying our best to hang on.
At this point I am still proceeding with the hope that by this summer, with additional safeguards (social distancing, masks and other COVID protocol) many art festivals will find a way to resume again. I'm taking a risk in applying for shows (most carry non-refundable jury fees) because, frankly, the one certainty is that I definitely won't get in if I don't apply. With that, I'm trying to be strategic, as always- but rolling the dice and trying to keep options open the best that I can.
I will begin updating my schedule page in April once jury results come in and things become a bit more clear. Thanks for your patience and understanding, and with fingers crossed I'll be back on the circuit in just a few more months.