Anyone have thoughts on gatekeeping in ?

When I joined a collaborative art show this year, I got a feeling that some were looking down on me because my work wasn't a 'collection.' There were others that were accepting, but I got a sense like I was less important because my pieces didn't have a cohesive element bringing them together. Personally, I think artist statements do the lifting there, but that's just me.

@sikkdays I haven't displayed anything in a gallery, but going to open studio events and talking to the artists, there are definitely some who have ... firm ideas about what is and is not art. I have heard disparaging remarks.

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