I finally submitted my application to the DC (e)merge art fair yesterday. [link]. As always, I waited until the last minute as yesterday was the deadline. I almost chickened about a dozen times. This is the biggest show I've submitted to so far, and had more requirements than I'm used to. You had to write a one page description of your project, create a diagram of what it will look like, and include your bio/cv. I hadn't yet written a formal bio/cv yet. I started Friday night with the project, and submitted everything by about 5:30pm yesterday. I guess that's not too bad, as I have been known to submit art right before the midnight deadline.
This was a really painful process for me. It's much easy for me to just submit art, but to submit a write up on what I will be doing is much harder. It's like a written promise or contract for me to perform as I had originally intended. My art is very organic and often does not end up how I originally imagined it. If I am accepted, I'm going to have to hold to my original idea - this is pretty frightening to me, but I have to learn how to do it if I want to continue to be part of the art world.
I really don't think I'll be accepted though. They announce in June. What I should do is continue with the project either way. I've been wanting to do this project for a while, so I might as well do it. I'm sort of in a dead spot with my art right now, which is a big reason why it was so hard to to this submission. I just have to push through it.
I'm still not very happy with my submission, but I'm glad that I did it. It was good experience and now I have an artist bio at the ready.