Monday, April 15, 2013

WOMAN'S ART CLUB OF CINCINNATI JURIED SHOW


The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati 120th Annual Juried Exhibition - April 7 - 21, 2013.  If you want to see some beautiful art in watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, sculpture, mixed media and even fabric art, get over to "The Barn" in Mariemont (6980 Cambridge Avenue) and see the show.  It is really good.  And I'm not just saying that because I got in.  And I'm not just saying that because I won an award (although I did!).  There were 66 pieces in the show and 17 award-winners. 
 My painting, Gourds n'Shadows won the F + W Media Watercolor Artist Subscription award (which means I get a year's free Watercolor Artist magazines - and that pretty cool ribbon with a bronze medal thingy on the end).




This show proves that bigger is not always better.  Some of the award winners were smaller paintings.  This gorgeous pastel (top in the blues and whites) was small and it was wonderful!  It made me want to stand in front of it for a long time, taking it all in, feeling the cold of that mountain - and those blues!  Oh, be still my heart!  It won one of the top 5 awards and was called Denali (by Hannah Beck).
The really nice watercolor underneath Hannah's pastel is by Carolyn Ross Hibbard, and she won the SunEden Artists Gear award.

   And the little one in the black frame on the top row was the top award winner (the Joan Cord Award of Excellence) - an oil of flowers called In The Pink by Monica Anne Achberger.  Another small and gorgeous painting!

 
I was pleased to learn that there were 20 watercolors in the show!  I love it when we hold our own in show that has oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media.



Here is how my little painting looked, hanging on the wall.  I think it was up a bit too high to see it well, but I didn't voluneer to hang the show so I can't realy complain, can I?

I took my mother over to see the show last Friday.  She didn't like mine, saying, "It's a bit odd...." and,  "I thought it was going to be a painting of a pumpkin."

If you are in the area any time, do stop by and see the show.  It runs until Sunday, April 21st. 



18 comments:

Sadami said...

Rhonda~~~~!!!!!
So happy for u!!! Congrats!
Best wishes, Sadami

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Ooooooh! This is just such good news, and well-deserved too!

Nick said...

very nice, congrats Rhonda!

Vandy said...

Hearty congratulations, Rhonda. So well deserved. It looks like a fabulous show.

(and I love your little snippet about your mother's comment. It made me smile. Only a mother....)

Lorraine Brown said...

Congratulations Rhonda, and thanks for sharing all these photos and your insight on the show, most interesting

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - congratulations. I think your piece looks super. Also I am so happy you won a free subscription to the Watercolor artist as well. You are so deserving my friend. Have a great time and be sure to celebrate!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Sadami, Susan, Nick, Vandy(yep, only MY Mother!!! - I had a painting in a show early on when I was still taking weekly lessons - it was a juried show, too - it was a large palm frond and I can't remember the true name of it. Mom and my aunt went to see the show and said they both thought it was a snake!?!? What the???)
Thanks, Lorraine and Debbie!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Congratulations! Well Done! I couldn't be happier for you, Rhonda.
Will that ribbon and medal become your new necklace?
Enjoy the spotlight.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Vicki Greene said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Looks like a terrific show. Thanks for sharing.

Kevin Neal said...

Congratulations, RH!!!!! This looks like it was a good show too.

Judith Farnworth Art said...

Many congratulations Rhonda... also love the image at the top of your blog!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

My mom says things like that to me too. LOL Congratulations, Rhonda!! I know you must be over the moon!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Congratulations, Rhonda--a beautiful painting. Mothers' comments are always interesting and sometimes funny.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Gary. You read my mind about that ribbon making a nice necklace! ha ha

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki, Kevin, Sherry and Judith.

Hallie, my saying is, "If it's not one thing, it's your mother!" ha ha

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

The show looks great. And CONGRATULATIONS on getting in AND getting an award. BRAVA!!!!!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Oh and I forgot to comment on your mom's comment. It cracked me up. My mom was always saying things like that too!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol :) Yep, you wouldn't call my mother the touchy/feeling type! ha ha