Thursday, October 8, 2009

Focus Art Juried Show October 7, 2009

Last night we attended the annual Focus Art show in Cornwall; I had 3 pieces chosen for this juried event.  It has been some time since I was in downtown Cornwall and I was amazed at the transformation in the last few years: loads of waterfront greenspace, interesting shops, excellent restaurants and art galleries!  We entered the imposing Cornwall Public Library to find over 75 pieces of art on display, an impressive and highly diverse show.   The "gallery space" was not large but very well lit, elegant, and directly adjacent to the reading room.  The Focus Art group did a wonderful job setting the work up as they have NO access to wall space! 

Shortly after the opening, prizes were announced in various cateogories.  I was thrilled and amazed to be called up for Honourable Mention (acrylics) for my little piece called Red Skies. 

Red Skies  5" X 7"

A few minutes later I was called again!  I also got First Prize in the acrylics category for this piece:

           Natural Order #1     24" X 36"

Thank you judges, thank you Focus Art! 


Silverbear said...

Congratulations Henny!! Obviously the judges in Cornwall recognize talent when they see it. The framing of "Red Skies" is superb!
There is so much depth of expression in "Natural Order #1" - a well chosen piece for this show.
You've "wowed" Cornwall!!!

Artmosphere said...

Thanks Mr Bear!
G did do an amazing job with the framing, particularly as he had to mount the painting on the frame rather than behind it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Hennie! That must have been so thrilling. You deserve it, both pieces are terrific. Well done!