The painting on the left was accepted into the Central South Art Exhibition/National. It is the first national level show I've been juried into, so I am pretty excited. Actually, if I am truthful, I've done a little screaming (but my dog's pained expression convinced me to take it down a notch...)
The show opens on May 1st and runs through the end of June at the Tennessee Art League in Nashville, Tennessee.
Also, I am honored that the painting on the right received a merit award last week at the "Women in the Arts" show, and is currently at the Capitol until the end of this month.
Actor Jimmy Stewart was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award five times, but won only once. Explaining how supportive his family and friends were, he said “After the awards, my father called me up and told me that the man from Johnstown had put all kinds of signs in the theatre saying, 'This year's Academy Award winner...(because my father had said I was going to win.) And I didn't. But this guy asked if it would be alright if he took the Oscar and put it in the lobby with a sign saying, 'This is what it would look like if he had won'...(another reason to love Jimmy Stewart)