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.