Disappointed? Yes. Will I recover? Already done. Just paying my dues. (I took out Max. I couldn't look at that pathetic attempt one more day. Why should you?) If DJ Hellerman, photographer of the homeless and video maker of paper coming out of a copier ,from Vermont, declined these, he obviously is on a diet and has lost his sense of humor. And how can there be just one jurist for a state art competition and only 100 artworks accepted? I knew the area was depressed, but never figured we had a shortage of skillful artists.