Monday, May 19, 2014
Salon International was very different this year. Greenhouse Gallery, the SI venue, has new owners and has moved back into their original gallery space. Many decisions are being made to "remake" Greenhouse and the Salon, including expansion of the show to include other media besides oil, and limiting the number of accepted entries to around 200 from the traditional 400. I felt honored to have both my paintings chosen this year, and then flat out elated to be one of the 12 winners chosen by the great master artist, David Leffel.
The two paintings in the show were Something Found (above), which won the first honorable mention, and Little Gypsy Girl. The show was great and having Mr Leffel there to judge it first time out was a fantastic stroke of brilliance. Having Mr Leffel there to talk to collectors about your work while you are standing right there is nothing short of surreal.
Thank you to the people who came out to support the arts and the artists in the salon!
And thank you for visiting the Paint Your Joy blog! www.kimcarlton.blogspot.com
Posted by Kim Carlton at 4:32 PM