Monday, November 5, 2012
Ocelot wins Best of Show Award!
Greetings, my fine feathered friend!
On Saturday I went to the reception for the NVAL Small Painting Show. It was a blast! :) There were many people I know there, including my favorite art instructor from college. I was also excited because I really wanted to meet the juror Stefan Baumann. He is an extremely talented artist and instructor, and I absolutely love his TV show The Grand View.
There were so many incredible pieces in the show, and I didn't believe my ocelot would win anything. So I was completely amazed when the Best of Show Award was given to my furry lady! :D And then I was given a copy of the show's booklet with "Up Close" staring back at me from the cover! :D Then I find out that my piece had already been purchased before the award ceremony even took place! :D I got to talk with the new owner, which was great. But then the evening got even better: I had the opportunity to speak with Stefan Baumann. He gave me some wonderful advice about the steps I now need to take to launch my art career. It was an incredible honor! Thank you, Mr. Baumann!
If you would like to see all the winners from the NVAL 2012 Small Painting Show, visit the NVAL website at www.nval.org and click on the "small painting show" tab. My personal favorite: "Redwoods" by Sharon McKelvie.
And for the record: I danced all around my living room when I returned home! :)