Salon InternationalHere's a photo from the Salon International Awards Ceremony this weekend. I was honored to be included in this competition; there were over 1000 entries, and 347 paintings were selected for the exhibition. I wasn't one of the award winners, but my painting was one of the ones that sold. The painting is called "Sunbeam" (see earlier blog post). My husband and I attended the awards ceremony on Friday, then went back again on Saturday for the open house/champagne reception. It was a fantastic weekend, and Greenhouse Gallery did an outstanding job hosting the event. The juror was Daniel Greene, and he was very instructive and insightful in his critiques of the winning paintings. I would love to take a workshop from him at some point; he stressed accuracy and correctness in drawing. After this show, I realized I still have a lot of work to do. *There is a blank spot on the wall under my painting because they pulled that one for the awards ceremony on Friday night.
Below is a picture from the reception on Saturday evening. The painting with the red ribbon is a beautiful landscape by a painter named Pavel Skripnichenko. I was pretty wiped out after this event, and thankfully I'll be taking a break and hanging out with my family for the next week.