These events are often more about presentation of the exhibition space as much as the art itself, and I think I have improved in that category, so overall the situation was slightly better than previous attempts. Not as much as I would like, so I must continue to work on that.
Most viewers will not say "hey, a lot of these pictures have creatures instead of people!" I think internet subcultures have exaggerated to themselves their differences from "normal" artists.
In fact my fascination is with imps more than animals. I did have a printed document similar to the first part of that
in a binder at the member exhibit that had one piece of art from each participant, but not at my table on either day.
I prefer to let the art communicate its own message. Some artists at these things thrive on talking in the third person and trying to sound profound and like they have conquered life, but I come across as insincere when I try, and hate myself for it, so I try to be honest, foremost.