1. Tattfoo rejected by San Francisco Arts Commission

    Dear Tattfoo,

    Thank you for submitting an application to the Alameda Creek Watershed public art project. We were pleased to see your portfolio in the mix for consideration. The selection panel met recently and selected Mark Brest van Kempen, Jackie Brookner and Stacy Levy, and Dan Corson as finalists for the commission. Unfortunately, your application was not selected for advancement.

    We have many projects coming down the pipeline this year, and I will keep my eye out for anything that may be a good fit for your work. In the meantime, please keep me updated on your shows and projects.

    All the best,

    Zoë Taleporos

    Public Art Program Associate

    San Francisco Arts Commission
    25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 345
    San Francisco, CA 94102

  2. Tattfoo rejected by Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

    Dear Tattfoo, 

    Thank you for your recent application for FLUID.  Over 500 submissions were received and the review was extremely competitive. We regret to inform you that the guest juror did not select you for inclusion in the FLUID exhibition this Spring. 

    Attached is a resource list of other art venues that you might consider submitting a proposal to or applying for a residency.

    Again, thank you for sharing your work and good luck with your artistic endeavors.

    Patrick Grenier
    Director, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

  3. Tattfoo rejected by Imagine Art Fairfax Public Art Engagement Project

    Tattfoo Tan:

    Many thanks for taking part in the Imagine Art Here Public Art Engagement RFQ. We enjoyed reviewing the 134 submissions. There were many creative approaches, and the selection committee had a difficult time narrowing the pool to 4 finalists. Although your work didn’t make it to the final round, we hope to offer further public art opportunities in Fairfax County and that you’ll consider applying for a future call.

    Thank you very much again for your submission.

  4. Tattfoo Rejected by Socrates Sculpture Park

    Dear Tattfoo,

    On behalf of The Architectural League, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Folly Jury, we want to thank you for your proposal for Folly.

    We received over 170 impressive applications for this program and are delighted that the topic and opportunity were compelling enough to inspire this response. Because we could only select a single project, the selection process was challenging for all involved. Although your work was not selected for Folly, we encourage you to attend the League’s and Socrates’ openings and stay involved in our upcoming programming.

    We look forward to staying in touch for upcoming architectural projects.

    Many thanks and very best,

    Anne Rieselbach
    Program Director
    The Architectural League of New York

    Elissa Goldstone
    Exhibition Program Manager
    Socrates Sculpture Park

  5. Generic Microsoft Sales Rejection Letter

    Thank you for your interest in the Microsoft Retail Store.

    There were many individuals who applied for this position, which made the selection process difficult. Based on our overall assessment of all applicants and the interviews conducted, we will be moving forward with other candidates who best meet our needs.

    We appreciate the time and interest you have shown in exploring the possibility of joining with us and we wish you success in all of your endeavors.


    Microsoft Store Recruitment Team

  6. Tattfoo rejected by Breckenridge Arts

    Dear sculptors, on behalf of the Town of Breckenridge and the Breckenridge Public Art Commission, I would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your application for the North Roundabout Sculpture. We were very pleased at the response. We were especially pleased at the quality and diversity of sculptures that we reviewed. Unfortunately, we are only able to select 4 finalists to prepare proposals and maquettes. We are sorry that you and/or your team were not selected as a finalist. We hope that you will keep an eye on Breckenridge. Our dedication to the arts and the Public Art Program will present future creative opportunities.


    Jenn Cram,
    Manager of the Breckenridge Arts District and Public Art Program

  7. Rejected by the Center for the Book. For some reason, when I opened the file, their logo looks like it was redacted.

    Rejected by the Center for the Book. For some reason, when I opened the file, their logo looks like it was redacted.

  8. Tattfoo rejected by Destination Frankford

    Dear Tattfoo,

    Thank you for submitting your qualifications for the Destination Frankford Womrath Park Public Art competition. There was an extensive jurying process, but unfortunately we were not able to include you as one of the finalists. There were 100 applicants, and we chose five finalists to design proposals for the site. 

    There were many highly qualified applicants and the decision-making was very difficult. In balancing out the different criteria we were seeking, we had to pass over quite a number of people whom we know would have been able to produce good work. I am sorry we were not able to include you this time, but I encourage you to submit for future projects.

    I wish you the best in your career and look forward to seeing your work in other environments.


    Leslie Kaufman

    Art Director

    Destination Frankford

  9. Tattfoo rejected by Wave Hill

    Dear Tattfoo,

    Thank you for your application to the 2014 Sunroom Project Space. We’ve made our selections, and I’m sorry to tell you that you were not chosen. We had an excellent response this year, and we were very impressed with the overall quality of the work and proposals.  Our review panel included Melissa Levin, Director of Cultural Programs at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Annie Varnot, a 2012 Sunroom Project artist; and myself.  Our choice was very difficult and involved evaluating how successfully the proposals engaged Wave Hill’s mission and the designated Sunroom and Sun Porch spaces. 

    The panel found your work to be quite strong and addressing important issues related to the natural world. However, the shows that we exhibit in the Sunroom Project Space must be new projects that are site-specific or respond to some aspect of Wave Hill’s site, its history, its mission, or the Sunroom space itself.  We do not exhibit past projects or retrospective exhibitions.  For that reason, we decided not to select your proposal.  We encourage you to apply next year with a proposal for new, site-specific work.  I hope that we’ll be able to work with you at Wave Hill another time.  Please keep me apprised of your upcoming projects and activities.

    I wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors, and if you have the opportunity, I encourage you to visit Wave Hill this fall.  Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, and Sunroom Projects by Francisco Donoso and Onyedika Chuke will be opening on September 15. We will also be offering portfolio reviews with curators, gallerists and writers on Saturday, November 16.  Check the program listings on the Arts page of our Web site (www.wavehill.org/arts) in the coming weeks for more information.

    With best regards,



    Gabriel de Guzman

    Curator of Visual Arts

    Wave Hill - a public garden and cultural center

  10. Tattfoo rejected by Sculpture Center

    August 28, 2013

    Dear Tattfoo Tan,

    Thank you for submitting a proposal to SculptureCenter’s special project series In Practice. We regret to inform you that your proposal was not selected for further review. Submissions were reviewed by SculptureCenter staff and a panel of artists, critics and curators.  

    We received over 800 submissions this year and with the overall quality of the work, the decision process was challenging. We respect the time and effort required to prepare a proposal and appreciate the opportunity to review your work. Thank you for your interest and participation.


    Mary Ceruti

    Executive Director