Nancy Wins First Place For Photography In Stuart’s ArtsFest!

Nancy: 1st Place Photography at ArtsFest
Nancy with First Place ribbon

Sunday morning (Nancy’s birthday) we were greeted by a little angel with cymbals.  Her mom presented us with the first place ribbon for photography.  This was not for a particular image, but for the body of her work (which might even include her engagement with our audience and her environmental evangelism).  Needless to say, we were thrilled.

Nancy Made The News (sort of)

On November 12th Creative Pinellas posted an article by Mikell Herrick about Dunedin’s Art Harvest, which we participated in early November (as announced October 11th) in their Articulate Art + Design Blog. The article featured ten artists; Nancy was number eight. You can see her in the tenth of the twelve pictures in the article (you can also see her near the left edge of the fifth picture).  That was pretty cool.  After checking out the article at http://www.articulatesuncoast.com/blogs/art-design/9-art-design/1887-Artdunedin-s-art-harvest-2015 you can find out more about Creative Pinellas by clicking the “About” link at the very top of the page. Information on the author, Mikell, can be found by starting at http://www.articulatesuncoast.com/bloggers.

“God’s Artistry” received praise in November.

On two different weekends in that month, our panoramic image of a sunset in the Everglades was selected for consideration of an award.  On the first weekend in November, it was the Halifax show, where we did win an award in 2013.  Then on the last weekend of the month, it was selected in the Space Coast Art Festival.  Unfortunately, on neither occasion did it actually receive an award.  Shucks!  We would still like to thank the judges for considering us.

Our Second Award at Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival

We won an Honorable Mention award last weekend.  I don’t know exactly what the award was for;  the judges showed some interest in a number of pieces, like God’s Artistry (http://www.beehappygraphics.com/gallery/godsartistry.html), Oak Tree Graveyard (http://www.beehappygraphics.com/gallery/oakgraveyard.html), Emerging Monarch (http://www.beehappygraphics.com/gallery/emergingmonarch.html), Painted Bunting Pair (http://www.beehappygraphics.com/gallery/buntingpair.html), and Pineland Fog (http://www.beehappygraphics.com/gallery/pinelandfog.html), but they didn’t mention a specific image when presenting the award.  In some shows, it’s the whole body of your work that is considered.

That’s the second year in a row that we’ve won that award at this festival.  Wow, that’s neat.  Soon, you should be able to see our picture on their website (I’m guessing that it should be on the same page as last year ( http://www.woodstockartsfest.com/woodstock/winners.html).   Maybe next year we’ll win the grand prize.  Maybe someday we’ll be famous.   One can only dream . . . .

“God’s Artistry” Wins Award at Halifax Art Festival

At the Halifax Art Festival in Daytona Beach earlier this month, “God’s Artistry“, our panoramic photograph of an Everglades sunset, won an Award of Merit.  It was being displayed as a 1.5″-gallery-wrapped 18″x60” canvas.  We were both thrilled to receive such an honor.

The Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival in Sunrise, Florida starts December 7th.

The 33rd Annual Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival will be from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 7th, and on Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm at Welleby Park in Sunrise, Florida.  Welleby Park, at 11100 NW 44th Street, is on the south side of 44th Street just west of Hiatus Road.  Admission is $5 or six cans of food.  There will be about 150 exhibitors.  For more information, go to their website at http://www.woodstockartsfest.com/woodstock/home.html.

This will be our second year at this event.  I forgot to mention it earlier, but last year we won an award here.  You can see our picture if you go to their website and click “Award Winners” at the top of the page.  We are the next-to-last image on the page (IMG0613).  That’s Nancy on the right.

The Robert Woodard Award

While at the Temple Terrace Community Arts Festivalannounced, we received the Robert Woodard Award for first place in the division that includes photography.  Robert Woodard was once mayor of Temple Terrace, and was instrumental in starting the Community Arts Festival.  We had the chance to speak with his surviving wife, son, and two grandchildren.  We felt honored to receive such an award.