When I first came in the front door I was blown away with this beauty! It won an "Honorable Mention" and I think the "People's Choice" award.
I can paint like that, I just don't have the time. I was really surprised at the level of talent at a student show. It really was impressive.
I met this artist first. Her name is Cari Updike, she is from Mesa and lives about 3 miles away from me. Her husband didn't like my painting, but she did. They said that they have been coming to this show for 8 years and this is by far the best show they have seen.
We both thought the green on this was cool. And a black frame is the way to go.
There were several cow paintings. Actually, a lot of western paintings. Is this the 'West'?
LOVE, love, love this one! It could have been painted right on the farm in Iowa. So pretty.
This painting won 1st place in the oil category.
I don't care for this painting, but the name was funny and it sold right away for $500. The name..."Seeds of Social Justice". Hmmm... what does THAT mean?
THIS painting also sold right away. It is Peeka's favorite. It is 20x20 and it sold for $3000!
THIS... won "Best of Show"! What!?! I rest my case. Because right next to it was the best piece in the whole place.
Several people were just standing around it staring the whole night. I am surprised it didn't sell at $2900. I would have gladly paid that...if I had an extra $2900 laying around that I wasn't using. If you are in Scottsdale and you want to see some good art, go to the Scottsdale Artist School.