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:
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!