Monday, June 13, 2011

2nd Place Miniatures! - Edmonds Arts Festival - Fathers' Day Weekend

Traveling the Slow Road © Barbara A. Freeman
Fine Art Miniature, Acrylic on Masonite, 2 7/8" x 3 3/4"
Second Place Miniatures - Edmonds Arts Festival

Sunday evening Wayne and I went to the Reception for the artists and volunteers of the Edmonds Arts Festival at the Frances Anderson Center . The show was still in the "raw", the work not yet hung in it's final position nor with information labels and awards ribbons. Therefore, it was hard to see who the artist was and what works got awards.

I saw someone looking at the tag on my miniature, Traveling the Slow Road and when I told her it was mine, she congratulated me and told me it had taken Second Place!! When the show opens with the Preview pARTy on Wednesday, the 15th, all will be labeled and polished.
Pastel artist, Cheryl Hufnagel and Acrylic painter, Janie Olsen

While there, I met up with several artists friends. My friend Janie Olsen has two paintings and four miniatures in the show. She was happy to find out that her work titled Jingle Bells, took Third Place in Miniature! Pastel artist and friend, Cheryl Hufnagel has two paintings and three miniatures in the show. It's always great to run into Cheryl and see her latest work.

Yours truly with Cheryl and Janie.

Being an artist who loves to draw, I was also excited to see several very nice graphite pieces in the Drawing Category. I was blown away by a really wonderful piece featuring rocks and shells. It was filled with texture and a beautiful range of values. When I looked to see who it's creator was, I found it was my friend Susan Jones' work! Sorry, I didn't get any photos of Susan.

Awards and kudos to artists, sponsors and volunteers.

I am looking forward to returning to the show when the festival is in full swing this weekend. Mark your calendars and take Dad to the Edmonds Arts Festival , this Fathers' Day weekend, June 17th through the 19th - Friday, 11am to 9 pm, Saturday, 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Also, this year’s annual Preview pARTy will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at the Frances Anderson Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Look for my work at the Juried Art Show, inside the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds,WA

Needless to say, I was very happy that my miniature received an award, especially after I received notice last week that the silverpoint and acrylic work in progress that I had just blogged about, Trio, was rejected from the competition I entered it in! Just goes to show, you never know what gets in and what gets turned away. As most jurors will tell you, it's a hard job! In the meantime, I'm working on another mixed media piece on film and will post it here when it's finished. As always, thanks for taking the time to read about my work. Do try to visit some of the great Art Events in your area wherever you live, and support your local artist!


DEB said...


Gail Hayton said...

Congratulations on your award. Well deserved!

Clovie Boy said...

Congrats Barbara! This is one of my favorites.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Deb, Gail and Sue!

AutumnLeaves said...

A well-deserved award and a happy and hearty congratulations from me too, Barb!!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

CONGRATULATIONS Barbara - I am so thrilled for you, and think you are truly deserving. It is lovely to see a nice close up of your face too :))

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks so much Sherry and Karen. Yiikes, I hate having my photo taken.

Dors said...

Congratulation Barbara. well deserved. I am very happy for you.
Lovely photo of you there too.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thank you Dors.

artbyakiko said...

Congratulations, Barbara! Its a beautiful painting. I love it!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Received this nice email from Naoko Morisawa


Hello, I went to art festival yesterday and I saw your wonderful art work "Traveling the slow road". That was a miniature but I felt big world in your art.
Thank you.


And thank you Naoko!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Akiko!