Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday at the beach

Yesterday was the first day of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Virginia Beach's 57th Annual Boardwalk Art Festival - it was super windy at the beach and the three judges all came by.

The first two were very nice, but not really interested in my work... the last juror really liked my work and selected it for the final round of awards. The judges were Marc Arranaga, an independent art dealer "who formerly worked for Pace Gallery in New York"; Nora Lawrence, associate curator of Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, N.Y.; and the super cool and very nice Suzy Wegmann, the administrative director of Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago. Can you tell which judge picked my work for an award?Yay Suzy!

A total of $21,900 in prize money was awarded by the judges.

Tonight there was a party for the artists and the prizes were awarded. Since I had to drive to Newport News to the train station to pick up Little Junes and Dr. Anderson, I missed the awards ceremony, so tomorrow I'll find out if I won a prize.

Oh yeah... this morning someone stole one of my drawings... later on I will post an image of the stolen work (once I get home); it has been reported to the very nice officer Gibbs of the VABPD.

Update: Below is an image of the stolen drawing...
This drawing was stolen from Campello in 2012