I had a wonderful surprise last night as Dan & I entered Co-Art Gallery to look at all the beautiful glass art displayed as part of the Glass Artist Fellowship, Glass at the Gardens.
My Solar Flares pendant and earring set, won second place in the warm glass category. From that point on I don't think my feet touched the floor for the rest of the evening.
Now I have been fortunate enough to win awards for my work in other shows, BUT this is the first time I've won an award at an all glass art show! And there are such gifted glass artists that display their work, so I am humbled and honored to have one of my pieces selected for a ribbon.
I managed to take a few shots of other pieces, and forgot to photograph the other side of the gallery. So I will share the few I managed to take. Of course, Dan took the photo of me beaming with Solar Flares.
They have three glass categories for this show:
* Hot, which is flame/torch work.
* Cold, which is stained glass panels
* Warm, which is the kiln work.
The piece that came in first in the warm category was absolutely amazing...it also took best in show. I couldn't get a picture of it because it was in the front window and the sun was making it impossible. There were some gorgeous things in both front windows and it was just the wrong time of day for photo ops.
I guess I'm going to have to get off of cloud nine and get back to the real world today.