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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tooting My Horn...I won BEST OF SHOW!


Had a wonderful art fair this weekend in Decatur, Illinois. It was a beautiful ending to a somewhat trying outdoor show season.

I was awarded BEST OF SHOW...how great can it get. This art fair has quite a large number of really good artists and a wide range of mediums...so for "pencil" to even be considered is an honor...and it comes with $$.

The weather was great and so were the sales...a perfect show.

So Now...it's time to reclaim my van as a real "passenger vehicle". One corner of my screened in porch turns into a storage area...I guess one would have to call it a trade off. I will be clearing out the van sometime this week, standing all the tent poles on my screened in porch along with the cart and other "tent" necessities.

Every time I make this change for some reason it reminds me of putting away the Christmas decorations each year!

Thanks to all for following my trials and tribulations at the art fairs this season. I hope I didn't complain too much...I do enjoy them, they have just become more work as I've gotten older. You know...the limitations that age brings on.

It was as a whole a profitable season...for this I'm happy. With the economy, it could have been much worse. It was the weather that threw a clink in things this year. Just too much RAIN...and too many BAD STORMS.

Thanks again for all your encouraging posts on my blog and the wonderful emails. I so appreciated them all.

And again...WHAT A WONDERFUL ENDING!



Links:
Website ...Marsha Robinett Fine Art
My Squidoo ...Drawing Techniques

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18 comments:

S.G. Chipman said...

Congratulations on getting Best of Show! Outstanding!

hbedrosian said...

Congratulations, Marsha!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Congratulations!!!
It is a well-deserved award.

Paula Pertile said...

Congratulations Marsha!!!!!!!!!
Which piece is that...is it hard to see under that BIG PURPLE RIBBON or is it just me?

Marsha Robinett said...

A huge THANK YOU to all. It was quite an honor and such a nice ending to the summer.

As for the piece the ribbon is hanging on...it's between two of my new works for this year. The ribbon is hanging there because it was blowing too much outside.

The best in show award was given for the "Body of Work", not an individual piece.

Your support all season has been so appreciated.

Sincerely,
Marsha

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Well deserved! Thank you for representing the rest of us who are "pencil pushers"!

Terry Rafferty said...

I'm so happy for you, and especially after all you endured at this season's shows! What a wonderful ending!
Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning, too!

Karen Hargett said...

Congrats Marsha! Way to end the show season.

Jeanette said...

What a coup! Well done Marsha.

And it really does thrill me that drawing is getting the recognition it deserves. I'm very happy for you.

Priscila Rampin said...

That is great! Your work is really amazing. Congratulations.

Marian Fortunati said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Marsha... Well deserved.. Your work is so exceptional.
.... Did I read you got the award for the best body??? :) No really, I know you are proud and pleased and we are too for you!!
I know you said the fairs are over for the season and that overall you did well, but I can't help but think you must be very relieved. WHAT A LOT OF WORK!!
Enjoy the "cooler" seasons at home!
... By the way... thanks for your help!

Christy DeKoning said...

Marsha, what a fantastic end to the season. You're such an inspiration to us all. Congratulations - you are such a deserving winner!!!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

A BIG hearty congratulations from way over here!

Marsha Robinett said...

I am truly humbled by the continued response to this post. Thank you so much for all your kind words.

Marilyn Moore said...

What an honor! I would have liked to have seen your work. Congratulations.
I enjoy your positive thinking. If I had a horn, I'd toot it right along with you.

Marsha Robinett said...

Marilyn,
Thanks, you could have knocked me over with a feather. I've come back to earth now, but was quite humbled.

It's such an honor to be recognized by your peers.

Denise said...

Congratulations, Marsha!

NSABOB said...

Hey you, with the hot pencil, congrats on your award. Looks like you also got the greenback award. Youre work is excellent. I dig drawings. Please see the work of Charles White, by Google. I consider him my distant mentor. People who appreciate drawings are very special in my opinion. I am glad you survived the road wars.
Sincerely,
Bob Ragland

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