Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Walk of the Cranes takes 1st Place

Walk of the Cranes - April 23-25 Secura Insurance Companies 30th Fine Art Exhibition, Appleton, WI.  Today I was very excited to learn that this piece was awarded 1st Place at the Annual Secura Show.  This is the first public showing of the Cranes so I was ecstatic to have it so well received. 

Best of show was an oil painting "Dusk in the Country" by Betty Proper, well known Appleton artist.  Her painting was a picturesque farm house that glowed with warmth.  2nd Place went to a fiber artist friend, Sandy Schilawski with her abstract, dimensional "Space Regatta".   3rd place went to a photographer, Sarah Bretall, the photograph was of a horse in his stable,  titled "Old Paint".  Tim Riley, director of the AAC said it was very difficult to pick the pieces for the show with over 200 entries that needed to be pared down to 75.  The juror for the show was Charles Mitchell, well know Wisconsin artist.

We are very thankful to Secura Insurance Companies for this annual opportunity they provide to the Fox Valley public and artists.  If you go to see the show you will be pleasantly rewarded with some very impressive artwork from the region's many talented artists. 

This exhibition is open to the public and held on the campus of: 
SECURA Insurance Companies
2401 S. Memorial Drive, Appleton, WI
Friday, April 23 4PM - 8PM
Saturday, April 24 11AM - 5PM
Sunday, April 25 11AM - 3PM
1PM - 3PM Reception
2PM Presentation of Awards