between art and craft is where we work. Has anyone else found this to be a hindrance at times?
Personally, I love working in this medium of plush , but I have had difficulties getting into art shows (that aren't specifically plush art invitationals) and even finding stores willing to take a chance on selling my art. I've had numerous rejections from designer toy stores who say my work is "too handmade" and from others that say my work is "too funky" . I've also had rejections from stores and boutiques that won't take one-of-a-kind work ; they only want something which is mass produced ( if only as limited editions) . I've seen many stores which only carry work from established artists with wide name recognition (i.e. they've been in Juxtapoz or are established low-brow or fine art painters). Anyone else have similar issues? Do we have to choose one side of that line ; craft or art, in order to really "make it" as artists? Let me know what you think.