Two years ago (almost to the day), I embarked on the journey of re-entering the art community. I had taken a bit of a hiatus from exhibiting my work so that I could focus my attention on my home and my career. For almost 20 years, I have been compensated quite well to lead large technical implementations for companies and now it was time for me to lead a very different sort of project...
Project Anne Pinkowski
Art makes my heart go pitter patter. I knew from a very young age that communication through form (and communication in general) was a gift given to me. Making art made me happy and the creative process was one that fed my soul and just felt right. I pursued my education in Fine Art and then was tasked with the challenge of building my life as an independent. How will I support myself? Where will I live?
In January of 2013, I came to the realization that my career and my home were stable and I had now earned the privilege of being able to focus my time on art and project Anne Pinkowski. I built this website. I photographed my work, gave thoughtful consideration to my purpose and contributions and put pen to paper (or fingers to keys in this day and age) and so it began. My site launched in April of 2013 and in that same month I began submitting my work for exhibition.
It's been 2 years since I started on the journey and I am happy... and dare I say... PROUD. I'm doing great work and receiving recognition by way of exhibition acceptances and awards. I submit to all the shows that I could possibly qualify for (and logistically deliver my work to). I get rejected... but I also get accepted and that is very validating. If only I had more time to pitter and patter. I do what I can and I dream of the day when I can pitter and patter all day - unencumbered by demands of modern day life.
One day.... :)