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From Insult to Injury: Shawnee Barton on Artist Rejection

I like Shawnee Barton a lot; she’s a former Chicago artist, and we’ve stayed in touch. She told me this story and it was so — not just tragically sad — but so typical in illustrating how really bad things can be for artists. Not only is there rejection, there is rejection by extremely¬†incompetent¬†people. So this post is dedicated by Shawnee Barton to every artist who has their own tale to tell of “going from insult to injury.” –Kathryn Born