We weren’t going to enter the juried show. At least that’s what we initially decided. We had decided to put our works on display at the state capitol that was non-juried. But then Marcia had a phone chat with (I think) the president of the Artists Guild and after some subtle arm twisting she caved and decided to enter her painting in the juried show and I follow suit.
Well the decision paid off.
My piece ended up winning the James Ray Award and Marcia’s got honorable mention. When I first saw the award I saw the award I thought “Oh…that’s nice…who’s James Ray?”. He was an artist who passed away recently who had been a noted Nebraska artist and a member of the guild for the past 61 years. The award was establish his name and it involves some sort of cash prize. I don’t know how much but I’ll take it.
I just hope I don’t do art like I bowl. I bowl about once every ten years or so and I usually do great the first game and then by the third I shoot below 100.
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