Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One Never Knows

(16x20 Oil) "Mimosa Tree" was once juried into the Pensacola Museum of Art, then stayed at Orange Beach- Merrill Miller's Interiors. The paint has been dry for 2 or 3 years but it's just now a "prize-winner" at the Pensacola Interstate Fair!
When it's time for a competitive show, you never know what to take. Since entering these in the "Art Study Club" show, I've received so many positive comments on the "Beach House"- locals recognize it, last night someone said a Levi's commercial was filmed there. My official judges picked the Mimosa.
The viewers get to pick their favorite for "People's Choice". It's interesting to observe public response, see who's attracted to your work, before they know it's your work.
Then... my personal reward for seein that the Fair Show ran smoothly- Sweet~confectioners~sugar! I know, it's hard to top Fine Art & Funnel Cake, all in the same venue!!
 The doggie took "Best of Show". I was all the more thrilled to notify this winner of her pet's success when she shared that she had never won any award [congrats! Linda Hawthorne].
 1st Place- a darling child's portrait [by Teresa Rogers].
2nd Place- gorgeous still life of colored glass [by Diane Goeller].

Thanks to all who entered work.
All of our individual styles are being admired.
And, the Show looks great as a whole.

Thanks for the long and honest deliberation of the Judges:
Joan White-Spunner Dixon


nancy elstad said...

Way to go! Your work is always a winner!

Carol Blackburn said...

Well, congratulations Jill....truly a winner. The mimosa is beautiful. We had some in our neighborhood once and when they bloom my poor husband sneezes like there's no tomorrow. I found out by bringing a small one into the house as a houseplant.

Jill Berry said...

Thanks ladies!