Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Catchin Some Rays" - Second Place Award - MPSGS

Entries Accepted in the
2011 Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society's Exhibit

We just got back from a ten day parent visit in Indiana on Tuesday.  While opening all the mail I was happy to find a nice notice saying all three of my entries were accepted in the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society (MPSGS) of Washington D. C. for their upcoming show in November.  This was happy news indeed!  However, this morning when I started to post the news on this blog, I opened the MPSGS web page for their link and saw that they had the winners up on their website.  Imagine my surprise when I scrolled down and saw that my work, Catchin' Some Rays was awarded Second Place in the Birds and Animals Category!!  I was really doing the happy dance on this one!  This is such an honor for me!

Second Place Award - Birds and Animals
Catchin' Some Rays © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Gessobord  3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

Gold and Glory ©Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Art Board 2" x 2"

Traveling the Slow Road © Barbara A. Freeman 
Acrylic on Masonite, 2 7/8" x 3 3/4"

My three works,  Catchin' Some RaysGold and Glory and, Traveling the Slow Road will be in the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society's 78th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature.  The show is held in The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD.  They are open, Weekdays 10-4 • Wed. 10-9 • Sat. 10-3 (closed Sun. & holidays).  The Exhibition Opening is Sunday, November 20th, 2011, 12:30 to 2:30.  The show runs November 21st through December 30th 2011.  If you are in the area, this is a beautiful venue and a show not to miss.  These tiny treasures make a great holiday gift!

I know I have been quiet here, mostly due to traveling and also getting work completed and then shipped or delivered for the autumn and winter shows.  I have been working on more in the wood nymph series, (inspired by the wood nymph butterfly) two in graphite/mixed media and one acrylic painting.  All three will be small works, 6" x 6",  not miniature, so I'll have three new works to show soon!  I am so happy to be back working in my studio!  As always, thanks for taking the time to read about my work, and Happy Autumn!