Sunday, October 24, 2010

First Place in Drawing - Miniature Painters, Sculptors, & Gravers Society in Washington DC

A Flash of Blue © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Acid-free Film, 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"


I received a great surprise in the mail yesterday from the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society in Washington D.C. (MPSGS). I am thrilled to have been given the First Place Award in Drawing for my work, A Flash of Blue!



I had already gotten the acceptance notice that all three of my works above, A Flash of Blue, Innocence and A Touch of Autumn were accepted into the Exhibition. This is the 4th year of having all my work accepted into this prestigious miniature art society. There are over 800 works in the exhibition this year. This is such a great honor and means so much to me.


The 77th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature opens with the Artists' Luncheon, Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception on November 21st. The Exhibition is held at The Mansion at the Strathmore, beautifully set on a hilltop at 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20852. The Exhibit opens to the public on November 22nd through December 30th, 2010. The Mansion hours are Weekdays, 10 - 4 PM and Wednesday till 9 PM. Saturday it is open from 10 - 3 PM.


I sure wish I could be there, it's so far away! Sigh...


Also, a big Congratulations to all my online miniature artist friends who's work has also been awarded! As always, thank you for taking the time to read this.

22 comments:

Dors said...

Congratulations Barbara and so well deserved. Your work is amazing. So much detail. Maybe one day I will try my hand at miniature art.

I am so happy for you. also having been accepted for 4 yrs now.
I am not surprised. :)

artbyakiko said...

Wow! First Place! Congratulations Barbara!! What a great news! Well deserved. :)

Mona said...

Yay Barbara!!! First Place, fabulous!

Jane said...

This is so great Barbara --one of my favorite pieces of yours for sure!!! Can't wait to tell my son he really liked that piece too!

Tracy Hall said...

Congratulations Barbara that's fantastic news! So happy for you and richly deserved.

DEB said...

Barbara, I'll be at the show, and I'm going to bring some friends. I'll be so proud to show them your winning piece, and say "Oh yes, I know Barbara. She's a sweetheart!" Congratulations on your well deserved 1st place win!!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks everybody, you are all so kind. I am still pinching myself to be sure I am awake!

Clovie Boy said...

Barbara that is AWESOME! Congrats to you!

(I entered this show for the first time and was excited to hear my three pieces were accepted.)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Sue. Congrats to you on your work being accepted, no surprise there! Was Clovie featured in any of them?

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Barbara - I am so thrilled for you. Your work is of such an amazing quality that it is no surprise at all, but it is still a wonderful affirmation to know that your work is well thought of by the judges.

Becky Joy said...

congratulations. Well deserved. A very nice drawing.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thank you Karen and Becky.

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist said...

It was a great work Barbara! I was honored to select it for the award. Wes

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks so much Wes! You and Rachelle are such an inspiration!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Email message from my friend Eden

"Dear Barbara,

Congratulations on your first place win in Washington D.C.! What a coup! Dragonflies are awesome creatures. Trying to photograph them is such a challenge: take a photo, move in closer, take another shot, etc. Recreating them in pencil or paint I believe is even more difficult.

Best,
Eden"

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Eden and welcome back. Yes, dragonflies are magical! I did get a shot of a dragonfly sitting on a dead flower that I want to use in a new work sometime. It was after I had done this work. I couldn't believe my luck in getting several shots though before she/he took off!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

From Gina:

Gina Ballew made a personalized e-card for you using Scriven.me! application.
You can view the card at the following URL:
http://scriven.me/e-card/4cd773be76ae317b95000000/87bA4a20E4f8C2Af55759A7Bc1E8dF5D

Will anyone be at MSPGS to take photos to send to you? (don't they usually have ribbons on the winners too?)

It's so wonderful to see you win this because you have worked so hard to get there. Flash of Blue is a beautiful work and well deserved for First Place.

love,
gina

Barbara A. Freeman said...

What a beautiful ecard, Gina! Thanks so much. : ) Yes, usually someone will try to take photos and share them. Hopefully they will be able to again this year.

AutumnLeaves said...

Barbara, congratulations from me too! Such a well-deserved and most fabulous award from a prestigious show! I am so proud of you!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Sherry, thank you and it is so nice to hear from you again. Hope you are staying well!

Tatiana Myers said...

Congratulations, Barbara!
Wonderful news, but really no wander. You do great drawings. I'm going to be at Washington's reception this year and very much looking forward to see yours (and many others) works up close and personal. I'm super happy with the fact that show is withing driving distance for our family.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Tatiana. Enjoy the show! I'm a bit too far away, so I won't be able to be there. I hear it's a beautiful place and a well put together exhibit of wonderful fine art miniatures, which includes some of your beautiful work this year!: )