My photograph, River Portrait (pinhole), did not make the cut in this year’s Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts show. This interrupts my 4-year trend, but I can’t feel too bad. The statistics of getting into the show are rather bleak, when you look at the numbers.

This year’s Photography category was judged by Doug Beasley. There were 1019 online entries registered in this category, of which 819 actually made it, and 112 were selected for the show. That’s only 13.7 percent that made the cut!  Mr Beasley on his blog declared something around 9 percent, however I believe he calculated from the total online number.

For the State Fair ‘overflow’ (a term much less threatening that ‘rejected’) artists were invited to submit their works to the non-juried show called Salon 300 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, in downtown Hopkins, MN. River Portrait will be in that show, which goes from Saturday 22 August to Sunday 6 September, opening reception on Saturday 22 August 6-8 pm.

As for the other categories, the numbers were not quite as bleak:

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