However, last week I found out that I was awarded 2nd place in the 11th Biennial National Art Exhibition hosted by the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida! I have two pieces in the show, "Remembering Iwo Jima" and "Drinking Happy Bird". The drinking bird won the award. Check out Judge Steven J. Levin's comment:
"This is a stunning piece in all respects -- composition, drawing, color and modeling -- and it makes one smile."
I'm humbled to win this award and quite relieved to have my shipping expenses more than covered. It was expensive to ship two crated painting down to Florida. $111 for the pair, one way!
If you want to see what took home 1st place, click the link below. This painting well deserved top prize.
1st Place - Sandra Kuck