I decided to enter this show at the last minute, and spend the final day for submissions matting and framing two pieces.  Both pieces were juried into the show.  A few days before the opening, I was delighted to learn that Kitchen Vase was chosen for the “Best in Show” award.

(from the Art2008 show announcement)

Best in Show  awarded to Robin Brooks of Topsham for her collage entitled Kitchen Vase at Art2008, the annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell Maine this spring.  The Harlow Gallery www.harlowgallery.org is located at 180 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine.

The juror’s comments:

Ted Arnold: “The first prize-winning piece shows how any subject matter at all, well handled, can commuicate a joy of creation and pleasure in small moments.”

Andrea Martens: “The successful handling of mixed media, layering, and experimentation of this work drew our attention from the outset of the process. Its bold colors and dynamic translucency were especially appealing.”

I have included a gallery of photos from the show, including one of my son Ben in front of Donald Kerr’s wire sculpture Sheldon, a delightful piece (and Honorable Mention) which we added to our own collection.