The one bright spot to the weekend was that I took home the blue ribbon for a media-specific award - First Place Photography - for my body of work at the show. The judge, John Morgan, graduated from the University of West Virginia with a bachelor of fine arts degree and later received his master's in fine art at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and Sweet Briar College. He has also received two National Endowment for the Arts grants in the past. He visited my booth three separate times on Saturday, the second time commenting, "I am enthusiastic about your work." Needless to say he made my day. The ceremony took place Saturday after the show closed. And to make it all worthwhile a check came with the ribbon!
|Jones Point Mist ©CarolSimonsHuddleston|
|Wilson Bridge Abstract|
MOSAIC DISTRICT: Each first friday of the month throughout the Fall the Mosaic Shopping District in Northern Virginia will feature a mix of fine art, shopping, dining and entertainment. Each month a line-up of artists will be curated by élan magazine to showcase their work among the shops and restaurants along District Avenue. Starting with November 1st I will be exhibiting (initially at Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio boutique) between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Visit Mosaic Art Walk for more information.