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


Esther said...

I just found your blog and your creativity is wonderful.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Congrats Pat!!!! That is fantastic and I love this piece. I would love to see that show but I am already booked up for the entire weekend.
It looks so worthwhile to see.

Linda Schmalz said...

Pat, you rock! You have more talent than I ever imagined! Comgratulations!!!!

Laurie said...

Happy Happy Joy Joy!! I'll try to get to the show-too bad it doesn't run a little longer. It seems art quilters are having more success in the art venues than quilt shows after reading all the SAQA comments. You just confirmed this. How exciting!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Pat. You are so right about entering our work in art shows.I won a nice merit award (just under Best of Show) at a regional highly competitive art show this spring.

Love your piece. You have really captured the moment, and the delicate movement of the cranes.

Holly Knott said...

Congratulations! I just clicked on your blog link from your website to test my programming, and saw your post about the cranes.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Small world! I just found your blog from your post on QuiltArt, and now I read that you are a friend of Sandy's as well.