Saturday, April 28, 2012

You win some ...

I recently entered one of my pieces (Birds on Barren Branches) into the Port Steven's art prize for 2012. This is the 9th year that this prize has run and it seems to have quite a following with artists from all around Australia contributing to the exhibition. I have never entered my work into a competition before and felt a bit weird about it but I grabbed the opportunity as it came my way.

I am very glad that I did enter because I was lucky enough to win FIRST PRIZE in my category (Fibre arts). This resulted in a bit of prize money (a very nice perk) and a lovely certificate. It kind of felt like receiving an award at school with the suspense before they call out your name and the butterflies as you go up to shake hands and get your award. It was a huge honour to receive this award and the further interest in my work by others at the exhibition was very humbling. I also have a sneaky suspicion that I have sold the work ... so it has been a very positive start to the flurry of exhibitions that I have coming up over the next few months. If this is an indication of the success of my exhibitions this year I am off to a flying start.

First prize winner at the Port Stevents annual art competition

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