Portrait of Tess (watercolor, 23 x 23) won first prize at The National Society of Arts & Letters Washington Chapter Career Awards Competition 2007. This award, the Harriet L. Newbill 2007 prize for water media on paper, was judged by Walter Bartman, Director and Founder of The Yellow Barn, Bethesda, Maryland; Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Stephen Bennett Phillips, Curator, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; and Nicholas Simmons, Artist, Washington, D.C.
The NSAL's Washington Chapter will sponsor me at the National Competition in May. Portrait of Tess will be one of 28 local chapter winners presented at the Performing Arts Center in Tempe, Arizona.
Nick Simmons represented the jurors at the reception and awards announcement today, and it was an honor to meet him! Visit his website here.
The competition was stiff and the show is beautiful. All the finalists' work will be on display through March 25 at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art in Bethesda, MD.