I am pleased to report that I was awarded Renner First Place 2-D at the Park Forest Art Show in Park Forest, Illinois, September 20-21, 2014. The award was for the entire body of work in my booth, not just one specific piece. The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest show in the Chicagoland area in a very special community. The organizers were wonderful and the show a pleasure to do! Thanks Park Forest! I am truly honored.
I am also thrilled to announce that I was awarded the Third Place Prize for the plein air, snow painting entitled, "Hazy Snowy Day, February 18, 2014" in the Juried Member Exhibition for the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association held at the Hoosier Salon Gallery, 22 Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana, on exhibit from November 8 through December 7, 2014, so there is still time to catch the show. The juror, Tom Post of Cincinnati, selected 100 plein air paintings by 47 artists to be included in the exhibition. IPAPA is one of the largest plein air organizations in the country with lots of great talent so I am humbled and honored to not only have three paintings in the exhibit but to win an award! The reception was packed with people so it was hard to see the artwork. I need to run up to Carmel to pick up frames sometime soon so will drop by the show again to actually see the paintings this time.
Here is the award winning painting:
"Hazy Snowy Day, February 18, 2014", oil on panel, 16" x 20", by Charlene Marsh