Last Friday night was the reception for the Hot Springs Fine Arts Center Diamond National Show. My entry won the Ralph Michaelis Memorial Merit Award. This show had an unusual award structure, there were 3 Honorable Mentions, 3 Merit Awards and Best in Show. I was told I just barely missed the Best in Show. This painting has won 2 awards this year. If it doesn't sell, and at this point I hope it does not, I have another show I want to try to get it into.
Here are some of the other award winners: