Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sandlapper Grand Gala Celebrating Creativity in SC 2008

Well today was sure a suprise.

I entered an art competition last spring at a newly reopened gallery in Lexington called the Sandlapper. I met the owner over ten years ago when she had her first gallery in the Old Mill. She and I lost track until I found her again at the Old Mill last spring.

Tonight I won Best of Show at the grand opening of show with this watercolor painting! This was my first Best of Show and a huge shock. There was a ton of great art by many outstanding artists entered. I thought mine would never do anything and I was even a bit embarrassed about having entered it!!

Goes to show you never know what a judge will like. The owner said he chose mine because it best reflected the theme of the show, Carolina Sun Carolina Rain.

This painting will be featured on the website of the hosting gallery the Sandlapper
It will also be on exhibit in the gallery for a couple of months.

This has sure been an amazing year!!

1 comment: said...

I was very excited when the juror picked Gretchen's watercolor as Best of Show. I know how she has struggled with her illness and it felt very right for her to win.
Gretchen, I finished uploading all of the information about the top award winners on my website earlier this afternoon so you can see all of the top winners of the show. Just click in the tan box at the top of the home page.
Congratulations on the great accomplishment!
Robin Jumper
Owner-Sandlapper Art & Frame