6 Acceptance Letters


I have mentioned in past blog posts that I decided to start applying for things I didn’t have the nerve to apply before. I also applied for a lot of festivals I’ve never done, residencies that look interesting, and even a grant.

Unbelievably, I’ve gotten several acceptance letters this week. I feel almost giddy as they come pouring in. Here’s a few I got this week:

  1. Paper Birch Landing Gallery – June 15th is the art reception for the juried show that I was accepted into at Paper Birch Landing Gallery in North Kansas City. unnamed
  2. Maker Faire Pop-Up – I am super excited to get accepted into the Strawberry SwingMaker Faire Pop-Up at Union Station June 23-24th. This will be my first time doing a show with them, but I’ve heard positive things!
  3. unnamed-1Buttonwood Art Space – I also got into the juried art show “Bloom” at Buttonwood Art Space in Kansas City. The reception for that event will be the First Friday of July. They accepted 3 of my pieces and one thing I love about the show is that 30% of anything that sells goes to the non-profit organization, Halo. The organization is dedicated to helping homeless children. 
  4. KC Irish Festival – I was accepted into the Kansas City Irish Festival Art in the Park. This festival takes place August 31-Sept 2 in Washington Park across from Crown Center. I’m super excited to be part of this festival for the first time. (Did I mention that I just got my DNA report back today and it shows I’m 68% Irish)?!
  5. OP Fall Festival – I was accepted into the Overland Park Fall Festival Sept 29th in Overland Park, KS. I’ve attended this small festival for a few years now and thought it would be fun to actually participate this year.
  6. Potential Artist Residency – So this one is a bit tricky. I say potential because I didn’t actually win, but I did get waitlisted. I wasn’t sure how to feel about this. It wasn’t really an acceptance letter, but it wasn’t a rejection either. So, I guess I’ll just wait and see if I get bumped up the list. I’ll keep you posted of whether or not I’ll be headed to Colorado in August for a few weeks.

If you’re in the Kansas City area, I hope that you’ll come out and see me at one of the events!






About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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