The fair is all over and done with. Yesterday was the date that the entries had to be picked up and the prize money doled out to the dozens of people who placed in the competition. I am happy to say that my artwork did fairly well this year. Of the eight that I chose to enter, five took first place, one took second, and one took third. It was the portrait of Russ that took a white third place ribbon home. Oh well, nothing like classic white for this black and white portrait. 🙂 The only artwork that did not place was my scenic painting, Alma 1870.
There were many fantastic art pieces at the fair, and it is always a joy to look at all the works done by my fellow local artists. They all did a great job!
Here is my group of artworks, home safe again. Yes, I do get rather attached to my artwork. After all, with most of them, I’ve spent anywhere from eight to eighty hours with them as I drew, painted or sculpted them.
The photography was a stiff competition and the number of photos to look at could keep a person gazing through the glass for hours. There were hundreds I’m sure, and many were truly exceptional photos. I was happy to take home three ribbons of my twelve photo entries. I took fourth place for two of them, and was pleasantly surprised to see one take first place. It was a photo of my dad that I took out west last year. We had stopped at a place called the 1880 Town and rented Old West costumes. What an amazing experience that was, especially for someone like me, who loves to write fiction based in that era.
Where was I? 🙂 Ah yes, Dad’s portrait. I think he’s pretty pleased about that blue ribbon too.
To see each entry more closely, click here.
Thank you for looking. Have a wonderful week.