Well! What to say! Yesterday I was so nervous, but in the end I really didn't need to be. I guess much of the anxiety comes from not knowing what to expect.
My visitors were very kind and easy to talk to. We spent about an hour and a half going through my work, and chatting about it. She took notes, took pictures and asked questions, and I did my best to not get too tongue tied. I somehow expected that talking to an art critic would be quite similar to talking to my instructors back at the University; hoever very quickly I realized this was not the case. I'm still not quite sure how to explain it; I guess she, as a critic, is part of an audience that I'd never had the opportunity to deal with before. She wants different things out of me than did my instructors. I felt yesterday, that it was easy to talk too much... I'm not sure... It was definitely an interesting experience, I'll have to think on it some more.
I can't believe how quickly the time passed. I can't believe I had an art critic in my apartment! I'm so happy she enjoyed my work. She is making 70 studio visits across Alberta, and of those 70, roughly 20 (i assume) will be selected for the show at the AGA. Time will tell, but I'm happy all around.