This year the show had 119 entries from 57 artist and 96 were juried into the show. I was lucky to have both of mine make it in. I was not lucky enough to receive an award. There were 4 categories (Drawing, Oil/Acrylic, Watermedia and Miscellaneous) with 4 winners in each and a Best of Show.
As I walked into the gallery, my first reaction was that it felt sparse. In the past when I walked into the gallery the space felt full and the paintings were numerous or the paintings were huge and took up lots of space. That was not the case this year. Although there were some large pieces, they were not weighty paintings. It was a light an airy feel to the gallery this year. The last two years colored pencil had taken front and center, but this year there were more pastels. As always the Art Guild was very gracious with their hospitality and hanging of the show.
My entries were:
The Flower Market
The Barrel Racer
It was my favorite painting in the show.
Reflections of September
2nd place went to The Oyster Bar by Donna Brinkman. Again, a stunning painting by this artist.
I enjoy going back each year and seeing family, catching up with mentors past and present (missed you Deb Ward), meeting new artist (Theresa Houston), but mostly know that I am home.