Well, it’s finally over, and worth every minute.  We had an exceptional number of paintings and crafts entered and the quality just keeps getting better and better.   I entered 2 pastels and 1 ink drawing.  The ink drawing was chosen as an Honorable Mention in the “Other Media” category.  I was so happy just win anything, but a drawing is really unusual.  The biggest group, of course, is the large-size oil paintings, actually oil and acrylic are judged together…I don’t agree with that, but I didn’t have a say in the rules..  Interestingly, the judge is a very well-known watercolor artist and teacher and, strangely enough, we had fewer water colors than usual.

Below you will see me with my entries.  I had one of our Guild members take the pictures and so I can’t take responsibility for the shots.  It is a difficult room to get good pictures in, but I promise I didn’t have my eyes closed very long.

Aside from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners  (I won a blue ribbon at the spring show!!!), and the Honorable Mentions, we had a special Mayor’s award, a Best of Show Award and several awards from art materials companies.  The mayor chose an oil self-portrait for his award and was there to present it.  We all had a great time and are looking forward to the Spring Show for 2010!

Fall art show Medocino2Mendocino House – Ink Drawing  – approx. 10 X 12   As you can see, this won an Honorable Mention.

Fall art show mountains2Bad reflections in this room…maybe I was pretending they weren’t there.   This is a pastel   approx. 7 X 9.  I used the mountains in this painting on my business card.

Fall art show-mountains

Even worse reflections here.  The second pastel.  7 X 9.  I especially liked the mats on this one.  You can see the mountain better if you want to check out the older posts. I don’t think it’s too far back.

Thanks for looking.   Jan

3 Responses to “Well, it’s finally over!”

  1. Karen & MacGregor says:

    Thanks for the pix. I especially love to see you! And that lovely silver hair!

  2. Doris says:

    Congratulations! I love that ink drawing!

  3. thom says:

    this is great stuff! I love your eyes closed in the second pic, though I know you probably hate it. What a wonderful experience! You look fabulous and the art is framed very nicely!

    I agree that mixing the styles in one category is sort of an unfair approach, but I hope you enjoy the experience of the event all the same. It reminds me of times when some of my work in architecture school was shown next to a majority of very different style, and scale, material, and it unnecessarily formed a comparative relationship.

    Anyway, great work again! YAY!

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