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Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Awards Reception

I went to the awards reception for the Pastels USA Open Exhibitions.  I got there 1-1/2 hour early, and while the museum was still open.  So I got to see this art museum for the first time, as well as our show. 

Before I go into our show, I just want to mention what a lovely art museum the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California is!!!!  They have many galleries with very beautiful art - some old master type, some victorian California history type, and galleries of special shows, like ours.  One of the special shows that I enjoyed very much was the Fairy Tale Art - Illustrations from Children's Books.  I saw some amazing and beautiful original illustrations that were submitted to publishers for books.  I'll have to google them and see if they are still in print - they would be lovely to add to my small collection of children's literature books.

Back to our show - It was a beautiful show and many talented artists.  I am soooo inspired!  I saw several of my teachers there - two of which had entered gorgeous paintings and won awards - Kim Lordier and Terri Ford - and it was fun visiting with them.  I also saw my friend, Kathryn Hall, and I am sooooo proud of her - she was awarded Signature Status!

Here are some pictures from the event:
me and my painting (lower)
Kathy & award
Wow - my painting in the program!
page showing those with awards - Kim's on top
awards - Terri's top left


Euphoria said...

What a beautiful place!!!
I´m really happy for you!
Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.

Ron said...

Very cool! Your paintings fit right in with the Lordiers and Fords paintings. Great lookin show.

ti-igra said...

WoooW!!! Carolyyyyn!!! How you are beautiful! You are so shining, so HAPPY! I am really happy for you, with youuuuu!!! Uhuhuuuuuuu!!!

I have no words to describe! How much!

Your painting is GREAT! You made appropriate passe-partout for it, related to it name and color! :-P

Fantastic event! Fantastic youuuuuu!!! Fantastic paintings!!!
So realistically and professionally, you all are true artists! Your pastels are your souls!

My hugs and greetings!!! :-)))))))

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much, my friends!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Wow- - -all so wonderful. Your painting fits right in and looks great in the progam!! This must of been so exciting!!