Saturday, September 26, 2009

Second Place Miniatures! Mountlake Terrace Art Show


A Touch of Autumn, © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Polymin, 2 1/8" x 3 1/4"

We went to the 31st Annual Mountlake Terrace Juried Art Show, Reception and Awards Ceremony, on Friday evening. What a nice reception they put on! My Second Place in Miniature Award was for A Touch of Autumn, one of my new miniatures. I'm happy it was for this one, as I sure put a lot of work into it. Working on polymin for me is rather tricky. It's good to know that my frustrations of laying on many layers and building them up slowly, paid off! A nice sized crowd showed up spilling into the various rooms in the library's galleries. The awards ceremony was held in the library itself, while the art was on exhibit in two separate galleries off the library lobby. Paintings, drawings, 3D, etc., was set up in one room and photography in a smaller room. An additional room off the larger gallery was opened up to serve food and drink after the ceremony. There were a few tables and chairs set up for folks who wished to sit, and lovely chamber music supplied by students to further the enjoyment. I love the way all the small communities here have their art festivals. They all have a different personality with an enthusiastic group of community volunteers. A note of interest, my friend Janie Olsen won an Honorable Mention for her miniature, Baby Stripes. Congratulations Janie!

9 comments:

Mona said...

Barbara, congrats again. You are having such a great year with awards, and it sounds like you have discovered some really fun venues in your new area.

storybookstudio said...

Hi Barbara---yes it was fun reception---glad to see touch of autumn won it is great piece! thanks for the mention of my piece :) Janie

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks again Mona. I love that there are so many opportunities here to show one's work. And I feel very fortunate when I win an award!

Thanks to you too, Janie. Glad to see you get recognition too.

AutumnLeaves said...

Congratulations, Barbara! A Touch of Autumn is truly beautiful and reminds me of the area in which I live with the barn and trees and fields...You deserve this win!

DEB said...

Congratulations! This is such a lovely painting!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Autumn and Deb.

Tatiana Myers said...

How did I miss it?.. Congratulations! Love this your little work! ;-)

artbyakiko said...

Hi Barbara! Congratulations! This is so beautiful and I'm just amazed how detailed this is.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thank you Tatiana and Akiko. This is one that I submitted to the show in Florida, (MASF). I hope someone there likes it, too, and it gets in that show!