State Fair Win!

This summer I entered the 2013 EXPO New Mexico State Fair Fine Arts Show for the first time.  Just a few days before the State Fair opened, I received a call informing me that I had won the Honorable Mention ribbon for my pastel painting “Classic Americana” and would I come to the Awards Presentation.  Competition was fierce so I was honored to be juried into this show, much less get a ribbon!   A little background…this painting had it’s origin in Fort Collins, Colorado, in the Old Town area.  I shot the photo in 2003 in the Fall and knew I would paint it someday as this was my era and I often rode in this very car!  Off-set against the beautiful Colorado Fall with it’s golden aspens, even the homes seemed to fit into the scenic past.  The exhibit will be open for 12 days during the fair and – with all the traffic through the Fine Arts Building – it is my hope to sell this piece it to a car lovin’ nostalgia freak!

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