Saturday, April 5, 2008

PCPC ~ CBC Apples ~ A Winner ~ Gables Villa Rosa by Nancy Standlee

"The Core of Sin"
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 30" Each square is painted by a different artist in Canvas by Canvas.
WON Honorable Mention
There is joy and more joy in the Canvas by Canvas camp this morning after our invitation only Preview Party and Award Reception Friday evening at the Gables Villa Rosa, Uptown, Dallas, Texas when we heard Dr. Pete Deison, Arts Festival founder and juror, call our name. Patricia Meadows and Dr. Ted Pillsbury were also jurors This is the second year of this arts festival presented by the Park Cities Presbyterian Church. We absolutely love the process of choosing a theme and being juried into the show. The congregation has always expressed their love for us and treated all the artists like royalty. Approximately 150 Dallas area artists translated these Genesis "Beginnings of Creation" into works of sculpture, photography, and painting. Thirty-five pieces received special recognition and of these, four were awarded a $1,000 prize as Best of Theme. The festival is open daily from April 5 to 24 from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm and on Sunday will open at 2:00 pm. The People's Choice award will be revealed on April 13. All art is for purchase with the proceeds beyond the expenses given to help establish an after-school art program for West Dallas children.
Thank you church staff and volunteers, patrons and sponsors, for the many hours to make this event possible for the area artists to use our creative gifts to express our love for our Creator. Thank you, Doug Chesnut, Gables Villa Rosa and Gables Residential for the support of the arts in Uptown Dallas and hosting the Artists and Patron reception and the purchase of our 2008 winner. We met Neil Emmons, another art advocate.This marked a Grand Opening celebration for their new facility in the heart of Uptown at Cole Ave. and Cedar Springs. The Arts Festival will be on display at 2650 Cedar Springs for the DADA (Dallas Art Dealers Association) annual Spring Gallery Walk receiption on April 19 and the Uptown Dallas Art Walk on April 24.
Approximately 4,000 people viewed the show last year when Canvas by Canvas won first in one of the theme categories with "A Table Before Me".
My personal painting "The Fifth Day" was based on Theme 1. The square I painted for the CBC entry is here.
The Canvas by Canvas artists who attended the Preview Party were Cindy Yandell, our chauffeur, Maryann Stephens, Cindy Campbell, and Nancy Standlee. How appropriate that Bob Snider who had worked with us last year was our tour host and told us right before entering the exhibition room that our painting had sold. We didn't even try to control ourselves but screamed and yelled like we were on the 50 yard line - not too sophisticated a response but typical from us. As usual, we had a wonderful time and thank you, thank you for your support, PCPC, and since I just happened to bring my camera, I've prepared a slide show of some of the artists and friends of artists below.

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