Sunday, April 13, 2008

Egret Thunder

"Egret Thunder" 15 x 30 oil on linen, CLICK HERE to see frame and hi-res image
Salon International is a yearly national juried art show, and one of the finest exhibits of representational art. My painting, "Egret Thunder" was awarded Honorable Mention at the awards ceremony last night at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX.
This is a big honor, but I can't help remembering a recent art show at the small school where I have taught art for 18 years. The young elementary students had an exhibit and awards were given. Of course everyone got a ribbon. I had to laugh when I overheard one of the students telling another how rude it was that her ribbon said "HORRIBLE"...I went to see what she saw, and found a nice "Honorable Mention" ribbon on her art!
Click below to see the Greenhouse web site and a high resolution image of my painting with the frame and all! THe painting has not sold , yet, but I have gotten a call or two.