Congratulations to Allan on his Honorable Mention for "Charleston Marina" at the Arizona Pastel Artists Assoc. Juried Show in Sedona. Allan was thrilled that all three of his paintings were accepted for the show and even more elated when he heard that he had also won an award. We drove up to Sedona on Saturday so that he could hear the judge's comments and accept his award in person. The photo to the left shows Allan with Vince Fazio, the Director of the Sedona Art Gallery and the judge of our Spring show in front of Allan's painting. It was a very long day of driving but well worth the effort to hear the judge discuss how he was looking for a looser, painterly technique and had found it in the winning entries. Allan was in very good company with 5 out of the 8 award winners being professional artists.
And then this morning we had more news from Sedona. My painting of "Cathedral Rocks" was SOLD yesterday. This has been a great show for both of us and we promptly went out to lunch with Mike and Rose to celebrate.