Saturday March 9th was a very special day! The award reception for the Leesburg Art League spring show was held in the Center for the Arts. The way the awards are given there is a Best of Show (gold ribbon). Then the next two awards are called "Awards of Distinction" (blue ribbons) and then after that 3 awards of merit (red ribbon) and I believe several honorable mentions (white ribbons).
I was really very pleased. This is my first award at the LAA show. And there is a sizable cash award that goes with this!!! ($125). Wow.
Each winner was asked to say a few words about their painting (which is what I am doing in the second photo). A pleasant way to spend an afternoon!!!