Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SEWE 2011 - A Whirlwind Experience

It's taken a couple of days to decompress from my trip to Charleston. I'd been looking forward to this show for months and it did not disappoint. First, I'd like to say thank you to all that stopped by to chat about art over the weekend... and especially those who plunked down their hard earned dollars to add my work to their collections. It's really quite humbling.

Next, I'd like to say how fortunate I was to receive the 2nd place ribbon for Best of Show with "Spring House." My painting was chosen over more than 3000 other works, with only my good friend, Dustin Van Wechel's "Watchtower" taking a higher place. John Seery-Lester (one of my painting heroes) served as one of the three judges, so it was really an honor to meet him and chat for a bit.

A special thanks goes out to my neighbors at the show, Paul Puckett and Tiffany Maser. Their company made the slow times bearable and I look forward to seeing them again soon.

So 2011 is off to a running start. Time to get back to work and make more art.


Jeremy Pearse said...

Lovely piece Jim, I'm not surprised! Congrats.

Jen said...

That's pretty awesome!

Jeff said...

Congradulations "Spring House" is so life like, very nice indeed.
I know a certain Toad that's still very alive in East Brady.
Will be in touch.