July 29, 2006

Market 100


my wall at the exhibition... the little chunky paintings +1
Dream Garden

Well, last night was quite a trip ... Rainer and I drove down to the opening at Market 100 just as the first drops of rain began. The place was packed with people and quite a lot of art. We were late (as usual) and just as the rain started and the heavy doors started to blow in - the wind picked up and bam! Lightening struck the rennovated church steeple in Market Square and Jean from McLane law offices said that my painting: "Fireflies" was the judges choice for best in show.
Quite a surprise. But a very nice one. Thank you jury!
The steeple was a horrible loss to a group already working hard to raise money to rennovate and refurbish it. Not good! There seems to be some thoughts that it will recover through insurance though, let's hope so...
Then ... the rain and gale force winds stopped and we enjoyed the rest of the evening with some Mumms after a dinner with friends at Shalimar and drove home thinking of what I should spend the prize money on. Suggestions?
Now back to reality and a little weeding of the garden, a little painting and a lot of computer entries for the new online shop! Thank you all who have stopped by already with such lovely comments!

18 comments:

Jan said...

Sounds like you made quite an entrance, Susan! ;-)

I'm not surprised at all over the judges' choice. That's a wonderful little painting! Congratulations!

Wörtwurst said...

Contact Jolly Pumpkin immediately and have them ship you a keg of Bam Biere Farmhouse Ale.

swampgrrl said...

your fireflies leap off the canvas.

congrats on the new on-line store. it looks amazing!

BAM said...

Congrats Susan.

susan said...

thank you Bruce, Jan and Swamp!
Wortwurst, we are going to get some Stiefel bier shipped express from Beckum ... tee hee. they don't ship. Red Hook will have to do for now..

Funky Finds said...

Congrats Susan! That is so fabulous :)

Toni said...

Congratulations Susan! Awesome best of show!

Pat said...

Of course. And not surprised. Fantastic! How long is the exhibit up? I'd love to see it. Pat

ornamentea said...

Wow. an art opening. What fun! Wish I could see it in person. Congrats.

Wörtwurst said...

Beer snob!

angela said...

susan, absolutely fabulous news... and so deserved as well!

when lightening strikes, it can be a powerfully beautiful, almost majestic show, but a shame [and almost ironic] that it struck on the new church steeple.

hope you haed a lovely sunday my dear!

oxo

susanna said...

Congratulations on the exhibition, Susan! Looks like it was fun. Wish I was there! Congratulations on the new shop, too! So many exciting and positive things are happening in your life, aren't they? I'm happy for you. :)

susan said...

oooh thank you all! anyone wanting to see the show has plenty of time as it is up to mid october.
do drop in!
(call first and i will buy you a fabulous local brew at the portsmouth brewing company .... *wortwurst*)

Abbie said...

Yeay Susan! Its sounds like it was a thrilling evening. Congrats! LOVE the Artstream Online Shop..excellently done!
Take Care!
:) Abbie

ladylinoleum said...

That's awesome Susan! Fireflies is rocking.

I always spend my prize money (not that I amass lots of it) on more art supplies. I'm sort of a hoarder. Big surprise there.

cally said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

virtual flowers for you on my blog today, hope your day is filled with real treats xx

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

You give us a joyful color showing us artist of every source, I hope you have the same over abundance as you have given us!!

IMEDAGOZE said...

congratulations on your painting and online shop! I need to catch up with all your posts. :)