Monday, September 11, 2017
Busy weekend! I was asked to be a last minute replacement as a judge for the Mattoon Street Art Festival along with another judge Saturday morning. I had to go from tent to tent interviewing the exhibitors to see if there work was totally hand made by them. First time ever to be a judge in an art festival! A lot of crafts rather than arts, fiber, glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood products, and then the real art with painting and photography. We got our heads together and made the choices for Best in Show (to Jeff Kern for his fabulous paintings) and then 1st and 2nd places in each category. It turned out great with the assistance of the other judge who was great!
Just finished another Newport boat painting. This is titled "Almost Home, Newport Harbor", It is oil on canvas panel, 11" x 14" and painted from my own photos