Saturday, October 30, 2010


Yesterday I took my turn sitting at the Rose Shensen Gallery on the grounds of the Triton Museum.  Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society  has their annual show up.  I wasn't able to attend the reception and awards ceremony because I was  in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  I would have liked to have been there.  They always have an overflow crowd with great food and lively conversation, not to mention the suspense of finding out if  you won an award.  I was honored to receive second place!  with my painting "Bleeding Heart".  As always, there are some fabulous pieces in the show.  They also have the juror's comments next to the winning pieces.  I wish  more shows would include this kind of information.  In fact, the juror has agreed to come on the pick up day and give a critique for any of the participating artists that would like one. 

The drawings above are one of the pages in my sketchbook that I drew while sitting at the gallery.  It is fun trying to figure out how to fill up the page with multiple faces,  


devotedmomof7 said...

Your creativity is exciting, Myrna. I had the pleasure of seeing your painting "Fragments" at the NWS Exhibition. It was absolutely one of my favorites. I stood there looking at it for a long time and it wasn't long enough. Congratulations!!

Mary Lou said...

I was at the opening and got to see your gorgeous painting Myrna! It rained hard all day, but didn't put a damper on the excitement!

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations! I agree, artists need more feedback from jurors at shows so they know what worked - or what didn't.

DavidD said...

Must have just missed you. How disappointing. I, too, enjoyed and benefited from reading the juror's comments and I applaud your emotionally rich "Bleeding Heart". Ideas such as filling the page with faces just seem to fly out of you like sparks. Wonderful.

Ellen Roles said... sorry you had to miss the reception of that honor.but so glad you were here in La Crosse ellen

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