March 3, 2012

Ribbons! ~ I Did It!

I entered into the Professional Category  of the Strawberry Art Festival..
The 'Eye of the Horse took 4th place', and
'Sophisticate'   won the Business Owners Choice and a cash award. The Show and Festival runs until March 11th.. then I get to take them home !

 Although I've won awards from Art Guilds, this was the first time I'd ever entered a juried show.  It  only took me about 50 years .       Who knew!? 
 The competition was tough, beautiful watercolors, oils,  very few pencil/graphite.  I'm truly grateful for these I finally have ribbons to hang in my studio.  And I thank all of you who encouraged me to do it.. a special thank you to Tina .      BJ

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Barbra Joan. That's fantastic news! Well done, you! Now go out and celebrate. Juried shows and competitions are the toughest, and the most nerve-wracking, I agree. Both of these pieces are beauties, too, and deserved to win awards and ribbons. That's why it feels even more amazing when you win. Again, congratulations and fair play to you!

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  2. Congratulations! They are well deserved.

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  3. Congratulations on your well deserved honors! I am so happy for you.

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  4. I knew.,Great job, I knew you were good, now you do too!

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  5. Wow!!! Congratulations. Being as you were up against watercolours and oils you did exceptionally well to walk away with prizes for 2 pencil works. I'm so pleased for you. ;-)

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  6. Well deserved and I congratulate you. I am so enjoying your blog since I found you. I just enjoy visiting and seeing all your fantastic creations. Happy weekend to you. Sharon

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  7. Congratulations Barbra! Your pieces are beautiful and definitely deserve the awards.

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  8. I thank you all for your comments, it's good to share this with my artists friends.
    Some of you, like Corey and Sharon are new to me and I'm happy your here.. Others have been with me forever it seems.. hugs, BJ

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  9. I knew! Congrats! well deserved!Keep going..

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  10. Bravo! CONGRADULATions. Sending you a hug. You award winning artist you!!love,Diana

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  11. Congratulations, Barbra Joan! So well deserved! I'm so happy for you!

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  12. Ooh, congratulations Ms. Barbra Joan! I am so proud of you. I originally found your blog through admiring your artwork and I can now say without a shadow of a doubt that I have great taste in both art and friends!

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  13. Fantastic, two awards. You must be very proud of yourself. Congratulations. These awards will surely increase your motivation and enthusiasm to paint more. I hope you can sell more and more commissions for the coming days.

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  14. Of course you won! Your drawings are exquisite! I am SO pleased for you! Congratulations :0D

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  15. Way to go, BJ!!!!

    *standing up and applauding*

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  16. Oh Barbra Joan you must be so chuffed with that result. Well done and is this a sign of things to come I wonder? x

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  17. Congratulations Barbra, they were two gorgeous works, you really deserved it, so happy for you!

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  18. Congrats! But, I'm not surprised! Your work is amazing! xoxo

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