I applied again this year to exhibit at the Institute of East Anglian Artists Annual Open Exhibition, but unfortunately I did not receive a lovely email telling me I had made it 🙁
It cost £10 per picture to enter and, like the Association of Women Artists, who have the same procedure, it feels like I have been jilted—paying money for nothing in return. But I suppose how else are these institutions to fund their organisations.
Nothing lost, I now have four pictures which I can put somewhere else. I wish the IEA much success with their exhibition, and to all the artists who did make it, my hearty congratulations.