Wow! What an experience! I attended the Collective Visions Gallery opening reception and awards ceremony on Saturday January 20th. I'd never been to one of these events - very exciting. And though I didn't win anything, it's a huge honor to even be included. Out of 900 or so entries only 162 pieces are in the show. The categories are: 2D (oil, acrylic, watercolor and collage); Photography/Digital Art and 3D (sculpture, ceramics and woven art).
There was a cash bar and buffet at the reception - and then speeches, talks by the judges and, or course, the awards for First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention in each category.
Again, I'm really grateful for the opportunity to experience this.