I recently attended the Preview Party and Awards Presentation for the 2011 Art Melt at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, LA. During the presentation, I was pleasantly surprised to see that as the very first award was presented, my painting “Trophy” suddenly flashed upon the screen. I received the Jurors’ Choice Award in which juror Kelli Scott Kelley gave a talk about my work. It was an honor just to be selected for the exhibition since these things can be tough to get into given the hundreds, sometimes thousands of entries juried competitions typically receive. So imagine my surprise when my work was announced for an award. And it gets better! Later on, I was called upon again for an Honorable Mention (which, again, I am honored, though I am surprised that a work can receive more than one award). All in all, it was a fun event and a great exhibit. And even if you missed the opening, the show will be up through August 28th so there is still plenty of time.
Also of note- this is the first year that Art Melt is offering an exhibition catalogue. The catalogue as well as the actual artwork are all available for purchase online at this link: https://forum35.site-ym.com/store/view_product.asp?id=811134
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