Winning Awards ...

… is never the reason I enter an art exhibition! The thought of winning an award is rarely even on my radar when I enter a show. Yet, that is precisely what I did this week. Twice, in fact!

I am delighted to announce that I took home the top Juror’s Choice Award at Arts Network Ottawa‘s Selections 2018 exhibition this past week … and I can verify the fact that, once the shock wore off, it most definitely gave me a pretty sweet tingly-good feeling to win that award! To say that I never saw it coming would be an understatement!

Accepting my award.

The show was, as usual, a very high quality one and the fact that my raven drawing, Night’s Breath, was the recipient of this first place award over so many outstanding works in oil, acrylic and watercolour — well — I felt extremely honoured and grateful to have my graphite work recognized in this way!

Selections 2018 Juror’s Choice Award – Night’s Breath

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The very same time and evening that the Selections show opened, the reception for Arteast‘s 37th Annual Juried Awards Exhibition was  taking place, so immediately after receiving my award at the Shenkman Centre, I rushed over to The St. Laurent Complex, where I was very pleased to accept the 2nd Place Award for my drawing, The Lookout in the Works On Paper category. While not quite as exhilarating as winning Juror’s Choice in an all-media juried show, this 2nd place award felt wonderful, as the competition in the Works On Paper category for this show was quite stiff.

2nd Place in Works On Paper category in 37th Annual Arteast Juried Awards Exhibition

Thanks so much to the hubby who supports me in doing what I love, and to the jurors for recognizing my work!

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