|Flights of Fancy|
Then it was to the lecture hall where the awards ceremony took place. New signature members were introduced first, then award winners. As our name was called we went up onto the stage while our painting was displayed on the theater screen – my painting looked great in HUGE mode!!! We were given our awards and read what Pat Dews had to say about our paintings, then we waited off to the side – after all awards were handed out we had our group photo taken – the worst part of any awards ceremony – I always get pushed to the front since I’m short – and I always take the worst photos. Oh well . . .
Then we headed upstairs to the exhibit. Since we’d already seen it I just wanted to go back up and take another look at the winners in person, and chatted with a few people. Then it was time to return home – and we didn’t get lost – (I always get lost in Indy) – except for going the wrong way in the parking lot!!! In all fairness, it wasn’t just me, there were other people backing up and turning around, too!!!
My painting “Flights of Fancy” will hang from October 13 until December 1 at the IMA – second floor – turn left and enter the tall glass doors, then turn right and walk to the end of the hall – past the Matisse exhibit (‘cause, gee, who’d want to look at HIS paintings when there are fabulous watercolors at the end of the hall –LOL) – look for the sign on the right hand side and there are all of the pictures lining the end hallway.
|Mine is second from right.|
I’m hanging in a MUSEUM! Next to Matisse and not far from paintings by Georgia O’Keefe and Norman Rockwell! I’m so impressed (LOL!).
Oh yes – here is what Pat Dews had to say about my painting: “This painting is impeccable in its skill and contains outstanding paint quality. It is a very strong painting with excellent composition and movement."
Here are some of the other paintings which Mike and I liked - before we saw the winners! And guess what - we picked several of them, too! (These photos aren't great due to glare on them).
|The Time Keeper, Teresa Altemeyer |
Wilbur Meese Memorial Award - top winner.
Obviously I liked it before I knew it was a winner since all photos were taken before the awards ceremony!
|Girls - South Kenya Tribe, Jean A. Smith|
|La Cathedrale de Sainte Anne A Sens, Robert L. Bratton|
|Breaking Point, Robert A. Meyers|
|Historic Reflections, Cheryle Lowe|
WSI Past Presidents Award
This one is amazing!
|Polished Gems, J. Anna Roberts|
Another amazing one - but, sadly, not an award winner.
|Mykonos Moment, Paula Dearringer|
Floyd Hopper Award
|Maine Course, Jeanne McLeish|
|Spotted Turtle Composition, Brian Gordy|
Hoosier Award of Excellence
|Prairie Hunter - Cheetah, Dorothy Chase|