Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Awards in June/July '09

I've had a successful 2 months at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery. This month's Special Show "Texas" brought me Fist Place in Pastel (below) for "Longhorn Rider" (pastel, 12x12) AND the first Annual Corporate Sponsor Award for "Not Long Yet" (pastel, 36x24)
Here I am with the other First Place winners (from left to right) Patsy Strode (oil), myself, Carolyn Croft (pottery) and Jolene Oyer (photography.)

Here I am receiving the Sponsor's Choice Award ribbon from Sandy Wright Kibbe of Wright Distributing Company and Chad Lewton representing Heineken Premium Light Beer, the New Braunfels Art League "Texas" Show Corporate Sponsor.

In June, I also won First Place in Pastel with my painting "The Note" (8x6, at right). I so enjoyed painting this one, I'm sure it will be the first in a series of renaissance figuratives.
To underline the sucess of this piece, I had big competition plans for it, and had sent a slide to the Pastel Society of America 2 days before the end of this exhibit. Well, the next day, on the last day of the exhibit, it sold (in spite of the high price I'd put on it!) and so I had to call the PSA and remove it from the jury for the PSA 37th Annual "Pastels Only" Exhibition.
Well, one has to find something to complain about, right?

So now I'm working on another in this series, to be titled "The Violinist" for inclusion in the Seguin Oakwood Art League's "The Magic of Music" Show and Competition for next month. It's coming along nicely -Will post soon!

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