Thursday, July 12, 2007
Well, it finally happened. I have been entering my local equine art show on and off for about 30 years, starting with my equine stained glass panels way back when and had great success with them and in fact have quite a few still hanging at the new race track where the show is held. Those panels were originally done for the old track and purchased as part of their permanent art collection which was very extensive. I never won an award though even though I eventually built eight plus panels for the track. The show is sponsored by the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation in conjunction with Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc and Emerald Downs.
OK, long story short....I didn't show for quite a few years as I had quit doing stained glass and have only entered again the past three years or so with watercolor.
I have never won an award there, it is a very prestigious show and last night was the awards party. I am so happy to say that I received the Vivian McMurry Memorial award for Watercolor, Honorable Mention. The entire show was about 250 paintings with watercolor being probably 1/4 of the total.
Anyway, just wanted to tell everyone about it as it is pretty exciting to me. There are many professional artists that show in this venue and one of the judges came all the way from Great Britain!