We had a very good meeting last night.  We are well on our way to getting our first show launched.  The date is July 16th through August 23rd with an opening reception on July 19th.  This will be at Boone County National Bank, who is also supply the People's Choice Award.  Thank you!

The theme is Bridges of Boone County and open to all artist.  The fee for entry is only $10...unless you are a member and then it is $5.  We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as well.

To go along with the show Daniel Boone Library-Southern Boone County Branch is going to them their Legomania, July 14th to match the theme of the show.  The winning creation will be displayed with the art show.  Plus our group will put together a nice basket of art supplies for the child that makes the bridge that is chosen.

Also, I think the Historical Society will have some stuff at the show as well to help place the bridges and give us a little history.

All in all it should be fun...definitely a learning experience.
So I submitted a piece for the next show at the Columbia Art League and I did not get juried in.  I was a little disappointed at first but when I stopped and thought about it, I really have no reason to be disappointed or upset.  Since I began my "career" in art a few short years ago this is the first time I haven't made it into a show.  And since this particular painting was my first foray into portraiture with a palette knife, it is probably one of my weaker pieces.  You be the judge.