I had a nice visit with my friend Lee in Salt Lake City last week, so no update on the blog, but now I am home and have 5 million photos to review (of dogs). I am happy to say that I got a reply from F&W telling me they will look into rewording the contest contracts in future years, as other artists have also complained.
Here are some pictures of my girls from the trip - and even a photo of me with them taken by Lee.
In more related art news I am excited to say that my piece "The Interrupted Drink" has been selected by the Society of Animal Artists for their 2010 show "Art and the Animal". This is the 50th aniversary show and the competition was very stiff, so it is quite an honor to have a piece selected. The show opening will be at the San Diego Natural History Museum in September. I will be attending the opening weekend. On the flip side my piece was not selected for Birds In Art this year. Oh well I will certainly try again next year. I have seen quite a few accepted AND rejected works from BIA and there are some amazing works that did not make the show this year, the level of competition and work is astoundingly high! I do not envy the jurors for these shows. Here is "The Interrupted Drink"