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Saturday, May 26, 2007

After the Art Show


Diahn and I are left standing happy! The art show last night went just wonderfully, with a tremendous amount of fantastic 2-D and 3-D art to be seen. There was a total of 140 pieces, approximately 110 of which were 2-dimensional. The weather was clear, the food was tasty, the flowers were beautiful, the crowd was elbow to elbow, and everyone seemed agree that it was one of the best shows the Art Center had ever had. And, when it came time to announce the awards, Diahn and I were especially honored and thrilled to each receive an award!

I received an honorable mention for my little watercolor "Other People's Stuff":



And Diahn received a third place prize for her fabulous mixed media painting, "Contemplation #5: Fear ":


(note: We both forgot to bring cameras last night, so we came back this morning to take pictures. We really looked much dressier for the real event....)

My little magnolia painting hangs under a beautiful portrait by John Houglam:



Diahn's painting with beautiful blue background was my secret favorite of all the paintings in the show -- yep, a real big secret! (Contemplation #6: Value)

But I think she thinks her self portrait is the best of the three she submitted. I think it's pretty GREAT, too!


I wonder what's next for us? Now that we're "award winning" (okay, we say that phrase to each other now just so we can roll around on the floor laughing until we cry, while spouses, family, and friends just stand around looking bemused...) what shall we do? We have to set the bar up a little higher now! We'll see -- for now, we're just having fun!!!
If you haven't already, go visit Diahn and tell her congratulations!

24 comments:

Teri C said...

BIG BIG CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!! Awesometastic!!

What a wonderful feeling you both must have. I am so wowed and apparently so were the judges.

Diahn said...

Hey...isn't that the award-winning artist, Linda M.?? Wow - she looks gorgeous! :-D I had so much fun last night, Linda - thanks for all your support and encouragement! I can't wait to see what we tackle next!!

Bonny said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations, Linda!!! Oh, how exciting!! I think both of you submitted fabulous works and deserve your prizes and much more. You are both awesome.

Lin said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!!! CONGRATIONS TO BOTH OF YOU!!!! BRAVA!!! BRAVA!!! BRAVA!!!!!!

I couldn't be more proud of you both!

Lindsay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!What a happy event. So nice to see you both and your works. Can riches and wealth and fame be far behind?

Sarah said...

Glad you had so much fun. Well done both of you - big congratulations on the awards, I am so happy for (with) you.

Toni said...

Linda this is wonderful. Congratulations to the two of you!

Love seeing pics of you both next to your art.

mARTa said...

I only wish I could have joined in the elbowing on friday night. Be assured I had a glass of Sangria in honor of both of you...two of my favorite artists!

Jana Bouc said...

Thanks for posting all these pictures! Both of your work looks great in the show. Congratulations!

Africantapestry said...

A big congratulations to both of you! Your paintings were of high standard and deserved the recognition. Well done and ....keep going!
Ronell

annie said...

Wow! Congratulations! I enjoyed seeing the photos. Cool! I am thrilled for you, what wonderful work.

deboraht said...

Congratulations to you and your friend. I think your art work is really lovely.

Cheers.

deb

Linda said...

Thank you all! We were so happy and excited, and very honored. I also went in and corrected my typo -- 110 of 140 pieces were 2-D, not 130 of 140! Ooops!

laserone said...

How fantastic! I enjoyed reading this post and seeing the photos. You guys look great! :) I am so happy for you all. :)

SiouxSue said...

How wonderful for you and Diahn! I know it's going to go up, up, up for you guys!

jill said...

absolutely fantastic! all of the pieces are very impressive and i'm green w/ envy at the talent you both have!!! great job!!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulation's to you both. WEll deserved. Love seeing the photo's of you both.

Again, Congratulation's.

Desiree said...

Wow, congrats to both of you, I am so happy for you both!

Serena said...

Congratulations, Linda!! Your work is lovely ~

Jenny said...

Have the two of you managed the art of giggling and strutting and the same time? Congrats to all.

Cin said...

and big congratulations on your show and prize, yipeeeeee!

caseytoussaint said...

Congratulations to both of you - your work is really wonderful, and I'm glad to see it being recognized. I'm so impressed!

Brenda Y said...

Ohmygoodness--Congratulations to both of you!! The artwork is absolutely fantastic -- thanks so much for sharing!!

janey said...

Now that must have been exiting. Now you can have an artist statement that says you're an award winning artist. And it's so nice to see your work framed. It so hard to get a sense of size on line.