Last night was the opening reception for the Hidden in the Hills Showcase.
I strolled through the show, sipping lemon water, meeting the guests and artists and enjoying the autumn Sonoran Desert air – let in by the doors open to the terrace. It\’s a good feeling to get out from the studio and enjoy what other artists are creating.
The guests were called to attention by the Town Mayor, Vincent Francia, who opens with a lovely nod to the arts and proceeds to call the winners of the show. He calls my name for First Place.
So I won an award. The biggest one for the exhibit – and I almost didn\’t enter the show.
It\’s easy to let opportunities go by. This season, I stated that I would say \”yes\” to opportunities and do the work to engage in them. I\’m grateful that this opportunity said yes back.
Two paintings in the show: Effervesce and Dungarees