Saturday, March 21, 2009

Meridian Bi-State Art Competition

We went to the reception for the Bi-state juried competition at the Meridian Museum of Art tonight (March 21, 2009) from 6-8 PM. This is a cool regional show open to Alabama and Mississippi artists. I was glad to have had both of the pieces, "Nine Panes of Thought" and "Cooperation", that I entered accepted. I won one of the three achievement awards with Nine Panes of Thought. There were also three merit awards and three purchase awards given, including the best of show purchase award. I was not eligible to win any of the purchase awards because I did not agree to sell my pieces for the purchase award amounts (if I were to have won), because the prizes was a fraction of the price of either of my drawings. Unfortunately, I did not know this at the time, otherwise I would have entered something of a more appropriate price. That was a bummer, and apparently I was not the only person who did not agree, but if I enter another year, I will know! And, either way, I won some money and can enter the same drawing in another show.

My one man show at the Bly Fine Arts Center in Eupora, MS from 25 April to 2 May 2009 is soon approaching! The reception will be on 25 April from 6 to 8 PM. I have everything framed and ready to go. I also have some prints that I am planning on bringing by to sell, if anyone is interested. A print of my drawing "Infinity" is matted and framed and will be given away in a random drawing. The frame alone is worth a good bit, so come on out and maybe you will leave with a cool print!

The landscape show (of which I have two pieces in) at the Greater Starkville Development Office at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS will remain up for a few more weeks. If you happen to be in downtown Starkville, stop by and view the wonderful artwork. It often surprises me how many talented artists we have in our community.


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