End of Year Surprise

I did not expect this.  After receiving only my second "best of show" award at What's Up Magazine, I got another at the December Open Exhibition of the Art League of Alexandria, Virginia.  Equally surprising what the subject; the first nude I entered in a competition.  "Red Nude" took home the best of show awarded by juror Robert Yi of the Corcoran School of Art.  His comments were especially encouraging.  He said, “This piece makes a statement. I love the combination of traditional and contemporary elements. The color and balance throughout the piece are fantastic. Everything is cleverly thought out – from the red nails to the red pillows.”
I also had a nude accepted into the Winter Member's Show at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis.  Thomas Berault, professor of art at Prince George's Community College selected "Nude in a Doorway."  He hasn't made award selections, yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

 Red Nude, 2016

Red Nude, 2016

 Nude in Doorway, 2016

Nude in Doorway, 2016