Annapolis Art Exhibit: The Birds and the Bees

Art Exhibit Curated by Kellee Wynne Conrad at West Annapolis Artworks

In the fall of 2012 I decided I was ready to take the leap into showing my art publicly. I had no idea at the time it would catapult me quickly into the Annapolis art scene, showing my art in more than a dozen art shows in less than a year. It seems life as an artist is a continual preparation for the next event...show after show. Exhilarating at times, but daunting mostly. It's still early in my art career, and I still have the "what ifs?" hanging over my head. What if I'm not good enough? What if no one comes? What if I never sell another painting? And what if I just plain and simple burn out before I even fade away?

But the challenge is right there before me and I will not back down. I will continue to set my goals and make my mark and hopefully inspire my friends and artists around me to come along and do the same. Because I believe that there is room for all of us at the top. When we rise as artists, we can rise together and make an impression on enough people that there is value in what we do. That art belongs among people, in our homes and workplaces and within everyone's daily lives.

I guess you could say I believe in art. And hopefully that will be enough to keep me motivated through the "what ifs?" and on to more doing and sharing. And painting. And writing, And teaching. And curating. And spreading the love of art....

What is your "What if?" Are you ready to let go of what is holding you back and rise to the challenge? It's time to take the next step; there is room for you at the top as well!

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