That doesn’t actually reject, that is. This was my first of 10 residency programs that I pledged to apply to in 2009 (I sent in my application back in November). I received my “rejection” letter in December and noticed that it was carefully crafted to not actually reject me – how nice! Really!
This would have been quite an interesting program and I’m sorry that I was not chosen. In doing some research, I noticed that the majority of artists selected in past years and for 2009 have a much healthier dose of realism in their art than I do.
Good luck to the selected artists – I look forward to seeing what their experience produces!