Today Patty, Diane and I went to the Davis Art Center to see the Sunflower show! I couldn't be more proud to see my "Indian Summer" art quilt had taken First Place in the Amateur Adult Art Category! Some of the children's art (kids as young as five years old) had art every much as good as
some of the adult art! I kid you not!!! I think this artist is 7 yrs old!
won second prize in the same category as mine.
Click to see detail, its fantastic!
I will be first to admit that I get a real rush watching people looking at my art!
A kind of funny story: I got the call the other day from a woman from the show telling me my piece had won first place in this category.
But when I got there it did NOT have a ribbon by it.
When I found someone from the show to ask about it she said there must have been
a mistake in the call!
But we went to look at a list of winners and sure enough it said Lynn Cohen: First!
So then she went to read names on backs of ribbons to see if mine was put on the wrong art work.
"No, ...No, she said!"
But my friend Patty was not having any of that and she too went to turn over the same blue ribbons and found MINE on another's art work. That person's name also had the initials L C like my name;
but the ribbon clearly said Lynn Cohen!
So then the woman removed it from the other picture and put it by mine!
Whew! It had won after all!!!
The same woman went on to tell me about all the people who had seen my art and how much they liked it; including herself. She said she was thinking about possibly buying it.
But until I hear from her it is still for sale: $240
20% to go to help those suffering from mental health issues
These are some of the other types of pieces in the same category. The competition I felt was fierce. And we were all surprised that a textile piece was picked over a painting.
;-)))It was fun to find a painting in the Professional Artist category by Terry Busse who had
also won a prize!!!
And this professional artist's work, which I have admired in this show before, won the prize for having her art on the sunflower seed packet this year, which comes with a $100 prize as well.A few more from the professional artist category. And lest we forget a percentage of any sold art in this show goes to help those
with mental illness.
Diane, Patty and I later went off to celebrate over the most decadent of desserts!
And then to Diane's to see her latest quilts.
I'll share that and other art Patty and I saw at another gallery earlier in the day
in another post. In the meantime, I need to figure out how to climb down from this
cloud I am floating on!