Thursday, February 15, 2007


Dear Harvey Loves Harvey,

Thank you for submitting a proposal to SculptureCenter’s special project series In Practice.

This year we received 644 submissions, over 100 more than we’ve ever received in response to an open call. The task of narrowing this down to approximately 25 projects was an extremely challenging process, and we regret to inform you that your proposal was not selected.

The submission pool provided a fascinating window into the wealth of ideas, enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and even exuberance that characterizes the artistic community at its best. Many portfolios were of interest despite not being chosen as a finalist, and we would like to encourage you to submit a proposal for next year’s open call.

Submissions were reviewed by SculptureCenter staff and a panel of artists and art professionals, listed below.

This level of response reaffirms that opportunities of this nature remain scarce for artists, and we are committed to exploring ways to provide them in our programming. We appreciated the chance to review your work, and thank you for your interest and participation.

If you included a SASE with your submission, your materials will be returned by mail shortly.


Mary Ceruti
Executive Director

2007 In Practice Panel
Sarina Basta Curator, SculptureCenter
Saskia Bos Curator; Dean, Cooper Union School of Art
Mary Ceruti Executive Director, SculptureCenter
Amy Granat Artist; Previous In Practice participant
Trevor Smith Curator-in-Residence, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies

Oh well.

1 comment:

Matthew Nash said...

Ahhhhh, I love the smell of rejection in the morning.

It smells like victory!