Saturday, June 19, 2010

More on the Edmonds Arts Festival

Well, I sure started my day off right! Just after a breakfast of oatmeal, blueberry pancakes, I got a phone call from the Edmonds Arts Festival that my drawing, Finding Time has sold!!! I'm really doing the happy dance now!! I still have three miniatures left in the show as far as I know. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Hay Bales will sell. It's a favorite of mine in the miniature Italian Landscape Series and has gotten an Honorable Mention at the Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS), and a Judges mention at the Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, N.C. The festival is still going on through the rest of the day. We'll be going over there later this afternoon to see more of the show.

Here are a few more photos of the awards being given at the opening of the Edmonds Arts Festival on Friday. I almost missed being given the award as we were inside looking at the show! That day the gallery was getting crowded and sales were taking place while we were there. The miniature art was given a lot of attention which was nice to see. However, this particular festival does not adhere to the same standards as the Association of Miniature Artists do, so some of the work was much larger and/or loosely painted, which was very different than what I am used to seeing in a miniature art show. My friend, Janie Olsen has some very nice work in this show too. The one I really love is her miniature, Gelert, Before the Tragedy. She has so much detail in such a small space and the dog's eyes and face say so much! Great piece Janie! Hope all of you get to attend this fun show and festival! Remember the Juried Art Show is inside the Frances Anderson Center. Support Your Local Artists!

I'm second from the right. As you can see, the sun was shinning!

They didn't have the checks cut yet, so we were given an empty envelope and he was telling us where to go to get it filled.

Yours truly with my work, Finding Time.


Jane said...

Hi Barbara--what great weekend- I am so happy for you-- awards, sales yipeee!! and thank you for the comment on Gelert.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Yes, Janie, it was a very good weekend. It was nice seeing you even for just a minute! So happy for your sales too!

AutumnLeaves said...

Congrats on the sale, Barb! Looks like you had some sun on this day!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Sherry! Yes, sunshine on Friday, but not Sat or Sun. But it didn't keep folks away!

Dors said...

Great weekend Barbara. Congratulations... wow sales and awards. and so well deserved.

Lovely photo of you with your work.
Thank you for sharing this .

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Dors. : )