State Fair Awards Ceremony

So, in triple digit heat (and against everyone's better judgement) Chris, Erin, and I went to the California State Fair last Saturday for the Fine Arts Exhibit Awards Ceremony.

I picked up my Merit Award ribbons and received the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Award for Color Photography for "Madonna and Child"! And from the Exhibit Catalog:

Juror's Statement

The color photograph Madonna and Child references 16th century ecclesiastical artwork. This artist usea a Madonna paired with a cherubic-baby doll and a Renaissance-color palette to create a double-take piece of hyperbole that is a thought provoking and imaginative piece. - Sharmon Goff

Find a nice cool day (at least below 100 degrees!) and go to the fair before it closes on the 29th!

Matted and framed

All dressed up and nowhere to go.

Not true! Tomorrow I am taking these two photographs to Cal Expo for the California State Fair's Fine Art Exhibit!

From the Fair's website:

"This visual arts exhibition is recognized as one of the Golden State’s largest and most prestigious juried art shows."

Sweet! Out of 1326 total entries, they accepted 180 artworks and only 40 photographs.

I guess I'll have to brave the heat and finally attend the fair. Which means I will also get a chance to try one of those deep-fried twinkies I've been hearing about.

Fair dates July 12th - 29th. Plan accordingly!