January 15, 2012

Shameless Self Promotion...

My friend, Betty, and I attended the opening reception of the 2012 Florida Artists Exhibition held at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL on Friday night.   The exhibition, the fourth annual statewide competition sponsored by the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, awarded a total of $2,000.  Dr. Jack King, Professor of Art at the University of Tampa, juried in 42 pieces of artwork from a total of 212 entries.   I was surprised and excited to have my fiber art piece "Widow of Kropa" awarded Best of Show.  

The artwork in this exhibit is truly outstanding.  The other award winners are:

Award of Excellence : Ann Guilliani's "Nocturnal Journey" - monotype
Award of Merit: Jim Carpenter's "Making Present" - acrylic on paper
Lindamood Award: Karen Rose's "The Sentinel" - oil on linen canvas
Honorable Mention: Rory Brennan's "Guiness is Good for You" - photography
Honorabel Mention: Taylor Robenalt's TO Be Buried in Your White Coat" - ceramic
Honorable Mention: William McMahan's "Figure Study" - etching

The show runs until February 8, 2012 at the Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL.  I hope you have a chance to go see it.


Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Congrates Pat that is amazing...I had no-idea you were so close to me.

Blessings Kelsie

Queen Of Dreamsz Art and Collections said...

Hi Pat,

Congrats to you..the piece is amazing as is everything you make. ♥

Steph ♥

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nannykim said...

Wow, congrats to you!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on this honor Pat. Really awesome and something to be very proud of! Hope you will post some photos of your winning work. would love to see them! Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Actually I do see this wonderful piece right behind you and it looks beautiful. No wonder you got first place. Beautiful!

Kia said...

Awww, awesome! Congrat, Pat! :)
I wish I could be in FL!
Sweet dreams and happy Monday ahead!

Cathy said...

your title made me laugh! you should be shameless, and full of pride...your art work is beautiful and amazing! Congratulations for taking Best of Show : )

Karen F. Rose said...

Congratulations again on your best of show award! Pat your quilt the "Widow of Kropa" is just amazing. I am so pleased to have met you and Betty and honored to be "hanging" with you in this exhibit.