Celebrating Artwork Accolades

"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition."

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."

~ Jonas Salk



I’m so excited to share my latest news!! The two pieces I entered in the local juried show (in the art world judging is called jurying, so a juried show is one in which a qualified judge critiques the art and determines the awards) were BOTH recognized in the Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show last night.


Winning awards is not my primary motivation in painting. Making people happy with an extra bit of beauty in their life is my primary motivation. But, when you receive an award, it’s an affirmation; it means that people appreciate what you do. Every award I have received is a confirmation of something I have done and that motivates me to push a little harder.


A lot of time, thought, planning and hard work actually painting went into the creation of these pieces and it is rewarding to have that work acknowledged. I am so very grateful to everyone that has helped me along the way on my painting journey to learn how to be a better artist. I couldn’t do it without the loving support of my husband, family and friends as well as the other artists that have served as teachers to me along the way. And most important of all – I couldn’t do it without YOU my loyal fan and follower!


“Misty Morro” was awarded the Member’s Choice Award. This award is special to me because it is selected by majority vote of my fellow artists and members in the art league. I’m fortunate that despite being a relatively small community, Chapin hosts one of the largest, oldest and most active art leagues in South Carolina. I am very active in the league. It is home to a number of very talented and nationally ranked artists. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know and learn from them.


Even more exciting, “Pretty in Pink” was awarded First Place in the Masters Division. This is my first First Place win and I feel very fortunate to have won when in direct competition with many other skilled (and mostly professional) artists. The competition is always tough with a lot of wonderful artwork across multiple media.


The full show will be on display at Crooked Creek Park until March 27. The award winning pieces (including mine) will then be on extended display until April 19. There are over a hundred pieces of beautiful art (many for sale), so go by and visit it if you can! Art ALWAYS looks better in person.

Note: Due to COVID, the park requires masks and social distancing as you tour the show.


If you can't get to the park in person, you can view all the artwork for the show online at crookedcreekart.org/2021-juried-show.


That’s it for today. I’m off to my studio to do some more painting!


Until next time,

Barbara


What’s next?


I will have two pieces of art in a new exhibit, the “My Favorite Vacations Show” at Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea in downtown Columbia starting April 7. This is a great venue with tasty beverages and snacks as well.


Things are also started to heat up for the summer season with several plein air live painting events being planned.


Stay tuned!


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