Friday, December 21, 2007

Butler Insitute Award

A few weeks ago I attended the reception of the Allied Artists of America Exhibition in New York. It was held at the National Arts Club, a former private mansion on Gramercy Park in Manhattan. For a Victorian house buff like me, just seeing the interior of the building was a treat: lavish woodwork, sumptuous wall coverings, huge plate glass windows, and generous rooms. I was in Victorian heaven.

I felt very honored to receive the Butler Institute of American Art Award for my painting The Duet. An exciting moment for me, though there were many prizes given away, and mine was a minor one compared to quite a few. Here I am next to my painting.