Winner! was an intense experience.
It taught me a lot about my own art practice – and about myself.
It created a space for the some of the most critically engaged feedback I’ve received since exiting the education system (thank you Judges!).
It exposed some of the nasty sides of the art world – that competition gets ugly. And you can’t please everyone. But you can pick up the phone and call a friend (or several – thank you to those friends!).
It was experience I would do over again.