I overlooked thanking Paulette Mattingly for taking so many wonderful pictures of our ZenXpressions art show. Paulette is an amazing photographer! You can view her work at various venues around town. The largest exhibit at the moment is being held at Century II throughout the hall. Take the time to go view it; it will be a real treat for you!
Thank You, Paulette, for being so quick to take on that responsibility! You were a life saver!! B 🙂
I think I’ve finally recouperated from the “ZenXpressions: A Showcase of Zentangle Inspired Art”! Whew!! What a crazy time we had. Over 40 pieces were on display and we had a wonderful showing!
Here are the names of our artist winners: First Place – Brenda Smith (Painted Mandala on Canvas); Second Place – Paulette Mattingly (Zendala); Third Place – Tessa Reed (Panda and Bamboo). Unfortunately (my fault), I wasn’t thinking and didn’t take pictures of all of the pieces. I’ve made a note for next year’s show to do that!! In fact, I’m thinking maybe next year a little catalog of the entries might be in order.
The People’s Choice award had over 100+ votes come in and Tessa Reed was the winner!
Two of our artists sold pieces – Congratulations Kae Decker and Diana McCann! How exciting!!
And we sold enough of the handmade ornaments and bookmarks to be able to donate $100 to AFSP.org (Kansas). As you will recall, a portion of the entry fees and all proceeds from the ornaments/bookmarks would be donated to a local chapter for suicide prevention, which turned out to be quite fitting as September was designated as Suicide Awareness Month.
A special thank you goes to our Sponsors: Tessera Fine Art Gallery, The Avon Shop at Rock & 31st, Dopps Chiropractic NE, and Patti Doll-artist; and to our Judge, Ann Hathaway – CZT.
And, I couldn’t have done all of this without my wonderful team of volunteers!! You are all so very much appreciated!! Thanks for the good eats!!
Set your calendars for September 2016! Happy Tangling! Bonnie 🙂