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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

St. Mary's Summerfest 2009


I received great news (for me) yesterday...all 3 of my entries into the St. Mary's, Ohio Summerfest Art Show were juried in and I was awarded the Wright State University Watercolor Award for my painting "Quintet"(Above.) I always give a sigh of relief when my work is all accepted ... it isn't always...boohoo! The meet-the-artists gala and awards ceremony will be on Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 p.m.


10 comments:

Barbra joan said...

OMG! Congratulations Barbara, how wonderful. There is nothing that compares with being recognized by your peers. Your work is beautiful and you deserve it.

Ginny Stiles said...

CONGRATULATIONS Barb!!!!!!
I am SO proud of you.
And the piece showing is BRILLIANT! In more ways than one. YOU GO GIRL!

Arti said...

Great news and great painting!I like the reflections on the bottles

Cindi said...

wow!!! how have i missed this blog?? you have some scrumptious paintings on here.. ill be back again later, when i can just sit and drool!!!congratulations on this painting, i can see why it got in...its awesome!!!

Barbara Sailor said...

Barbra joan...you are absolutely correct - peer recognition is the ultimate honor...and I am very honored and greatful. Thanks!

Ginny...Thanks for you comments and good luck on your shows this coming month. YOU GO GIRL, also!

Arti...glad you like the painting...It is one of my favorites. I worked very hard on the reflections in the bottles.

Cindi...welcome to my blog...I am so glad that you discovered it and thanks for your comments. I visited your blog and you have some really lovely work...nice, loose and "watercolorly."

Angela said...

Congratulations!

I love these photos and the idea of an open studio!

Gail Balga said...

I saw your self portrait on Maury's project page and am visiting your blog for the first time and enjoying you and your paintings. Your technique for painting glass in the above piece is wonderful. Congratulations.

Barbara Sailor said...

Gail...welcome to my blog and I hope you find it enjoyable and informative. As far as painting the glass is concerned...I haven't painted glass too much so this was definitely a learning process for me. I found that I have to take it a little area at a time and to paint exactly what I see. It was time consuming but worth it.

Aarti Harish said...

Wonderful Barbara...this is really a masterpiece.....!!!

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks Aarti, and thanks for visiting my blog.