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Monday, 26 April 2010

My Weekend

On Saturday I went to Hertford to submit my paintings for the annual exhibition. This year I got to stay and watch the proceedings. There were three judges who each awarded an 'A', accepted, 'D', doubtful, or 'X', out, for all of the paintings, hundreds of them, which we paraded in front of them one at a time. The judges were very generous, not many 'X's' and not a single 'XXX', but this meant that the paintings awarded 'ADD' had to be whittled down again. The prizewinners were chosen from all the paintings awarded 'AAA'.
After lunch, which was scrummy, the paintings were assembled on the floor in approximation of the final exhibition. I was unable to watch this as I had to go catch a train. The day was a revelation and very enjoyable although it was quite exhausting!
My two paintings shown above were accepted.
Yesterday, wonderful Roy bought a new PC, which I am spending hours trying to transfer programmes, files and folders, etc. from my old one. I shall paint again soon, though, there are lots more exhibitions coming up!


Art with Liz said...

Well done Sharon, they certainly deserve to be in there!

David Larson Evans said...

You are at the top of the class.

Anonymous said...

Sharon, how I remember the judging day, I used to cater for the lunches in those days! Sounds like exactly the same procedure exists. How I wish I could have been there.

Peggi Habets said...

Congrats Sharon. I especially love the painting of the boy on the swing and the white background. Someone you know? The jurying process you described is so interesting, a little different than I've seen.