Nancy Gets Award of Excellence at Cedar Key

Cedar Key Award of Excellence
At the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts at the end of Marchannounced, Nancy received an Award of Excellence. As I remember, she was the only photographer to win this award (although I am unable to confirm this). This award is even more special considering that last year we weren’t even accepted by the jurists into the festival. Recognition like this is always appreciated.

Nancy Proudly Places 1st In Photography At Pembroke Pines

At Artfest In The Pines last weekendannounced, Nancy received 1st Place In Photography. There were four other photographers. As you may recall, last year she was the third best photographer of threeblog. Needless to say, we were thrilled to receive this award.

I don’t know if this award was because of or in spite of her comments to some of the judges about judging biases at art festivals (which she expanded on in her acceptance speech at the award dinner). I had already started an article based on comments we received about photographers’ use of canvas from the judges of a large art festival last fall (tentatively titled “Tell It To The Judge”), but because of our current schedule, I have no idea when that article will be ready. Stay tuned.

Nancy Wins Award In F.W.F. Photo Contest

The Florida Wildlife Federation (F.W.F.)about just announced the ten winners of its annual photography contestlink. Nancy had entered seven images covering seven of the eight categories for which her images were eligible and wound up winning the Flowers category with her image “Ghost Orchid”

Ghost Orchid
Winner of Flowers Category

We were hoping Nancy’s favorite image, “Osprey Family”, would win an award but the judges obviously preferred the yawning grebe. Oh, well. We are still thrilled with our results.

Nancy Gets Second Place In Photography

At the Lutz Arts & Crafts Festivalannounced last weekend, Nancy received second place in photography. This was our first time in this festival. It was a small festival with more crafts than fine art (I believe Nancy was one of only four photographers, but the others were very good). We are thankful for the award and look forward to next year’s show.

Picture Of Nancy Was In The Lakeland Ledger

Picture of Nancy in Lakeland Ledger newspaper
Picture in the Sunday, March 18, 2018 edition of the Lakeland Ledger (Page A6).

For what it’s worth, here’s a picture of Nancy at work at the Winter Haven Central Park Art Festival last March. You can read the whole article (which has even more information than the print version) at www.theledger.com/news/20180317/sunshine-artists-draw-crowds-to-40th-annual-central-park-festival-in-winter-haven or by clicking on the picture above.

Nancy Voted Worst Photographer By Artfest In The Pines Judges

Of the 69 artists present at the Pembroke Pines Artfest In The Pines earlier this monthblog, only three of us were photographers

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Photographers are typically the second largest group at art festivals, behind only jewelers.
so one might think our odds of an award for our category were much higher than normal. Nonetheless, First Place in Photography went to Michael Mandell of Pembroke Pines.
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Interestingly, we’ve both participated in Stuart’s ArtsFest the last few years, and have alternately won 1st Place in Photography there (for our history at Stuart, seeNancy Receives 3rd Place Photography Award In Stuart.
The Best In Show winner this year was also a photographer (which is also quite rare), Terrance Thompson, also of Pembroke Pines.

I thought now would be a good time to remind you what constitutes news. To paraphrase The News Manual, news must be timely, it must be true (although this requirement has fallen out of favor of late), and it must be unusual. This article definitely meets all of those requirements. It does not qualify to be added to our list of awards, however. Another beautiful thing about this post is that there is more than one conclusion that one might draw from this information. I’ll leave that as an exercise for the reader.