Sunday, June 7, 2009

First Place with Puzzle!

First Place
Fiber Arts, Jewelry, Glass

Last night's opening reception for the Palmer Lake Art Group's Fine Art Show held many wonderful surprises for the Krucoff family. My work Puzzle, received a blue ribbon in the Fiber Arts, Jewelry and Glass. Wow. And my Messier Galaxy also received a third place ribbon in that category too.

My husband Dan won second and third place ribbons in the Photography category. Yay Dan!!! I told him that I thought his entries were some of his best works ever.

And my dear mother-in-law Mary, received an Honorable Mention in Watercolor. She is such a wonderful supporter of Dan & I in our respective works. And I will always be grateful to her for raising such as wonderful man as Dan.

We definitely enjoyed a Krucoff Trifecta last night and I have published more photos on my Facebook artist page if you would like to see some of last night's festivities.

I'm happy to report that some of the artist's work sold. In particular, Ellen Buskirk is a fellow glass artist and she created Aspen paintings using glass frit. Not only did one of her Aspen works sell, but also another of her works, a crackled fused bowl in cobalt blue sold. I love the technique and Ellen's work is excellent.

The silent auction did well too and my piece, Dazzling Purple Morn, raised $55 for the Art Scholarship fund.


K S Jewellery Designs said...

Hi Kathleen - may I be the first to congratulate you (I'm sure I won't be the last!). Excellent news - a real commendation to your talent.
Kristin :)

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Kristin, I really appreciate it. Yes, last night was quite the affirmation of my work.

Shay Stone said...

Congratulations! You are doing so well with your beautiful glass works and you deserve every ribbon you get! Send my congrats to the rest of the family as well:) Way to go Kathleen!!!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks so much Shay! I will definite pass your well wishes along to the rest of the family. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kathleen (AND Dan!)!! It is wonderful to be acknowledged for all your hard work via awards & purchases. Most non-artists don't realize it's a little piece of your soul that you're bearing for all to see & how scary it can be to do that. It's a big risk to enter a show & a huge pay off to reap an award. Kudos to you both!

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

Congrats to you entire family! What a collective group of talent you all have. Nice to see you doing so well with your art.

-Don said...

Congrats on the Krucoff Trifecta! It is definitely well deserved. Continued success to you all. -Don

Karen said...

Wow that is some good family fortune! Congratulations to you all. Kathleen I'm thrilled for you. It's so much deserved. :)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats to the Krucoff Clan!

Misa said...

Hi Kathleen!
I was blog-dead for a while, so today I wanted to catch up a little and I was scanning through your blog and right at the beginning I see the great news about your family's hattrick at the Show! Congratulations!
I especially like the Galaxy bowl - I was admiring it when it was a work in progress.
Where can I see your husband's photos?

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Linda. Thank you! You are soooo right about having a piece of your soul out there for the public to view with our work.

Hi Sandy. Thanks...much appreciated.

Hello Don, thank you so much.

Thanks Karen! Appreciate your kind words.

Hey Elizabeth...yah, the Krucoff's sort of 'ruled' on Saturday night.

Nice to see you back in blogland Misa! Thanks for your kind works. Dan's photography is on a couple of websites and I know he's in the process of updating his personal here are the urls: and

Thank you all, you are such a wonderful group of people...I'm happy to know you via your blogs and works.

Tracey Clarke said...

Congratulations to you and Dan! As hard as you two work, it will keep comin'...

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks so much Tracey! :)

Cathyann said...

How wonderful for you and yours,Kathleen!!..well deserved...still smiling???Good.