Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Massachusetts State House - 2012 Holiday Card Contest

  For the second year in a row I have submitted a painting to the Annual Senior Citizen's  State House Holiday Card Contest Exhibition sponsored by William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth.  This 16th annual contest and exhibition was received with great enthusiasm and had works from 50 artists from thirty Massachusetts cities and towns.  I chose to produce a very different view of the state house dome and cuppola showcasing the pineapple finial, theAmerican Flag and of course the Christmas wreath as a symbol of the season.  I am pleased with the style of this painting which is more graphic than I usually paint but I think the result is quite dramatic.  I have been notified that this paining was awarded a Third Prize in the Oil Painting Category.  I was again pleased that my painting was determined to be in the top three of this category and particularly pleased since the first place was awarded in this category to Marie Stabile, a talented artist, with whom  I have studied for the past 4 years.  I look forward to the annual reception and awards for artists that will take place in November 2012.

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