Remember the artwork I entered in a competition last spring? It was the one I titled 'Diane and Playboy' that I introduced in my last blog post. It was accepted in the 49th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit in Richardson, Texas. The show was judged by artist Gladys Roldan de Moras, and the event's reception was held in the beautiful Charles M. Eisemann Center in May. I attended the reception and was in awe of the space. I think this is the most impressive venue I've ever had the pleasure of exhibiting in!
It turns out that I won third place in the Pastel and Graphics category, which covers all drawing media, as well as printmaking techniques. That's a rather inclusive category, and the competition was all very top tier! In this photo, my artwork is the one in the middle, on top... hand on horse's face... kinda small... sorry.
Additionally, I had entered work in the 30th Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Irving Art Association (Irving, TX). Artists were eligible to enter this show if they lived in Texas or any of the four states that border Texas. Out of the three pieces I entered, juror Leeann Stone chose this mixed media piece titled 'Rapunzel Had a Better Idea', which was composed of predominantly graphite pencil, but also included watercolor, ink, marker, highlighter, conte and acrylic.