Thursday, March 31, 2011

Art Shows

I dropped off my pastel piece at the Manhattan Beach Art Center for our local Pastel Society's member's show on a Thurday and the next day I got a message from the Society's president that I had won the Judge's Choice award. Needless to say I was very thrilled and surprised and pleased!

Here I am at the reception held on Saturday, March 26th.

There were many, many beautiful entries in the show and many other prizes awarded. There were 1st and 2nd place member's choice awards, people's choice awards given in landscape, figurative, still life and abstract categories, plus a special plein air award. I felt very honored to be in such distinguished company.

It has been a very exciting month for me. I was also honored to be awarded the first place award in the non-professional category in the Cypress Pencil Painting art show. This is put on by our local CPSA #214 chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America.

It was the self same pain-in-the-neck Sam drawing that won it for me. So I guess it was worth all the pain to finish it! :-)


  1. A big congratulations Lupe. I am so excited for you and the prizes you won were so well deserved. You are such a wonderful talented artist.

    Hats off to you.


  2. Thank you Dors, for your unfailing support, it means a lot to me. :-)