Sunday, October 16, 2011

ARToberfest Award

Please accept my apology for taking so long to let you know which painting won an award in the ARToberfest Regional Juried Exhibit. It was, as I had hoped, the portrait of my husband. It is entitled "Jakob" in the exhibit, which is his middle name in Polish.
Although a third generation Texan, he is 100% Polish. Our ancestors came to Texas in the mid 1850's. About 15 years ago, we discovered that our ancestors lived within miles of each other and even attended the same church. We felt it was a sign that we had been destined to be together!
The cap he is wearing in this portrait is one we bought while in Poland. I think he looks so dapper! To me, this portrait embodies all that I feel about him and our common Polish heritage. I love them both beyond words! Thanks for allowing me to share a little of our history.
Oops, I almost forgot to mention that it took Honorable Mention in the Oil/Acrylic category.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

ARToberfest


You are invited!

Artoberfest is now open and on exhibit at the Art League in New Braunfels, Texas. This is an annual, juried show held each October. The reception is Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 8pm and is open to the public. Awards will be announced at 6:30pm.

I am so excited to share that I have won an award! Unfortunately, I will have to wait until the awards ceremony to find out which painting and which award. It is either for painting from the Medina paint out and the portrait of my husband, which is entitled Jakob. Needless to say, I am on pins and needles! I hope you can attend.

Meanwhile, the show is open and can be viewed during regular business hours which are Monday - Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from Noon until 5pm. If you can't make the reception, please do try to see the exhibit.