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  1. I'm interviewing via Skype on Tuesday. Would love to hear insight on the questions and the open studios from anyone who's able to go in person this weekend. TY! 🙂
  2. wondering if anyone else has gotten decisions from UCLA painting? thanks!
  3. The further I get into this process, the more I think that the rejections are as important to my artistic growth as the programs themselves will be. This is the long game, and rejection is the norm. If you can keep making work in spite of serious disappointment, I think that's as valuable to your practice as a critique you might get from a graduate school professor. This isn't to be conciliatory or to diminish people's acceptances; everyone is working their asses off, and school is a wonderful opportunity. Just a reminder that rejection can also be part of your growth as an artist, an invitation to become legit AF and make art regardless of outcomes. In much more practical terms, applying also is a repeatable contest, not a one-time decree of who has a future and who doesn't. you are allowed to grow and reapply, or to grow and be an artist on a different path. I also love this article, however twee: https://lithub.com/why-you-should-aim-for-100-rejections-a-year/ I literally don't think I could afford applying to 100 things, but the past two years I've applied to 10 (residencies, shows, publications, whatever) each year, inspired by this article (perhaps embarrassingly). Got two acceptances in 2017 and three in 2018, and those were among my first applications. Not sure I would have had that yield if I didn't cast a frequent net.
  4. I'm waiting on interviews or decisions from: UCLA VCU Hunter Rutgers Has anyone in this thread heard back from any of the above schools at this point, or have a sense from past years of when they follow up?
  5. I haven't done the online review day but I did go to a grad portfolio day once in the past to get the general feedback that you're describing. At the time I was thinking of applying to grad school the following year although I am only ending up applying a few years later. Regardless, it was incredibly helpful and everyone I spoke to was happy to talk. I think many were actually a little glad to get a break from reviewing portfolios for applications and instead giving more general advice on work direction and future goals; all appreciated the curiosity and impulse to start conversations about the work. They also gave very helpful advice on residencies and programs to look into in the interim. I'd recommend talking to a wide spectrum of schools if you do this, some that you would definitely apply to and some that you have no interest in, simply for the variety of feedback and to make yourself more comfortable talking to admissions people.
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