I've Been Accepted - Hoorah!

I am proud and excited to announce that I just got an acceptance letter for my watercolor painting "Elles Tobacco Planter." It is one of 50 paintings from talented watercolor artists throughout the state, chosen for the 2014 Juried Exhibition of the Tennessee Watercolor Society!

Juror Pat Dews, an internationally regarded watercolor artist, had two of my paintings to choose from, but was limited to chosing one or none from each entrant artist. In my facebook page survey, the votes favored "Grandpa's Fiddle Break," but the judge's taste matched the minority opinions! I had purposely created two very different paintings, hoping it would increase my chances of being accepted.

This exhibition is held in a different major metro area of Tennessee every two years, since members come from across the state. This year's show will be just 14 miles south of Nashville, in historic Franklin TN.

SHOW DATES: Saturday, May 17 - June 13, 2014
LOCATION:  Pavilion Building of O'More College of Design, 423 South Margin St, Franklin TN
Opening Reception: Begins 3-5pm, Saturday, May 17, 2014
Awards Ceremony: 3:30 pm, Saturday, May 17, 2014

Following the closing of the Exhibition in Franklin, a juror-selected collection of some of the show paintings will continue to exhibit across the state, to expose the exhibit to a bigger audience. Locations will include:
Humbolt - The West Tennessee Art Center
Cookeville - The Cumberland Art Society
Knoxville - The Emporium
Tri-Cities - Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area Visitor Center
Chattanooga - Hamilton County Business Development Center
...through January 2015. I'll post the dates when I know more.

As is typical, the judge does not decide on which paintings get awards until she sees them in person. So now I need to get my painting matted and framed and off to Franklin (entries were sent digitally for the initial selection into the show). Wish me more luck!