Saturday, April 21, 2012

We Have a Winner!

It's been uncharacteristically quiet here at ol' Brush and Baren. Writing and painting(!), not printing, projects have taken over the studio. The printing bench stands dark and the inking slab actually has dust on it. Not my favorite state of affairs.

But who-ee! I must still be a printmaker, because the jury card was returned today from the National Small Print Show in Creede, with all three of my entries accepted for the exhibition. But here's the big surprise: I won first place! No. Kidding. It says so. Right here on the jury card.

Wow.
"Autumn Reach," reduction linocut, awarded first place at
the National Small Print Show in Creede, Colorado.

I've had work accepted to this show several times over the last few years, but other commitments have kept me from attending the opening reception. The one time we did try to attend we were turned back by snow. (It was, as usual, the last weekend in May. Who expects a blizzard?)  I was delighted to realize that I'll be home (about 36 hours) from the Netherlands in time to make the journey this year so, baring another blizzard, look for us on May 26 at the Creede Repertory Theatre. Show opens at 5:30pm, print sale begins at 6:30. Show runs through June 25th and then travels to the Evergreen Arts Center, Evergreen, Colorado, with a second opening there on June 29th. Details at the Creede Arts Council website.

15 comments:

Bonnie Belk said...

No wonder it won. It's a terrific print!

Loren said...

Congratulations Sherrie! Beautiful piece, as usual!

Wendy Willis said...

Whoooo hoooo! See what breaking out of the edges will do for you!!! You are unstoppable!.

Terry Peart said...

It is an exceptionally nice composition. Well deserved win! Congratulations.

Jill Bergman said...

Excellent!

alison said...

Congratulations , well deserved.
As usual a lovely print.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

congrats! that is great news :D

Deborah Paris said...

Congratulations Sherrie!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Woo Hoo!! Congratulations, it's a beauty :).
Stay inspired!

Susan J Tweit said...

Oh, yeah! Your work deserves many more firsts. And it's very cool that you'll be home from the Netherlands trip, even if you may wonder what time zone you're in....

Maria said...

Awesome! Well deserved, beautiful print as always. Well done!

Sharri said...

Well, deserved! Congratulations - we'll keep our fingers crossed and knock on wood and all those things so you will be assured of getting to the opening!

Toni said...

Congratulations Sherrie!! well deserved.

Diane Cutter said...

Oh, Sherrie... I'm just as proud as punch to know you and your work. A huge congratulations from me!

Hollis G. said...

Outstanding! WEll deserved - this is a beautiful piece. I'm happy for your success.