My academic art studies have been taking a great deal of effort, but I've made some time to put together a blog update.
In June I was awarded First Place in the Drawing and Pastels division of the Anaheim Art Association's 50th Annual
Open Juried Art Competition. The First Place ribbon was presented to my "Serenity" charcoal accompanied by a cash award.
If memory serves me there were over 160 entries. Winning the First Place ribbon was significant; receiving a cash award was just yummy.
In August "Serenity" was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Orange Art Association's 17th Annual Orange Open Juried Fine Art Show. The competition was a bit steeper.