Friday night we had our big Holiday Art Show reception. Did I mention that I wanted to call it "The Really Big Shew," since we have been putting on miniature shows the last few years. I was out-voted :)
This year's show was quite the hit. The food table got lots of compliments (my friends Barb and Mike). Woods and Waters Winery came and gave away "tastes" of wine. The art itself was well liked. Of course, we had the usual complaints on the judge – the "why did she pick that?" But then everyone has a different opinion. I took some photos of the art, but forgot to get one of the "best in show," which I will do today before we break down the show. I was not impressed with it myself, but the artist is a favorite around here.
Here is the first place oil by Janet Lovelace, which I loved. It was painted near Taos, NM.
Jesse did very well.
Her pottery won second place in the 3D category.
Her photo of Ranger won third place.
Her oil got an honorable mention.
In watercolor, I got a first and second place. Like I said, you never know what a judge will choose. I really thought my friend Barb would beat me in watercolors.
I do enjoy the shows. It is a fun social event. When people are raving about how great the show is, I start thinking, "I could do this again." Then someone will rag on the judge, and sanity returns. Funny how flattery can move you.
Since the art show was at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, the GGs got to play on some of the museum's exhibits. GBN2 said she was a "cowboy." When someone pointed out that she was a cowgirl, she said, "I'm just pwetendin'." Sorry that the photo is not in focus, but I did not have my glasses on and could not see the camera very well.