More than thrilled!

Vanna White impersonators Brenda Boylan and Thomas Kitts showing off the dress!

Wow! What an eventful evening! The Columbia Center for the Arts can really put on a great event. With such help from a great organized crew, a gathering of talented artists, curator Celeste Bergin, and juror Ned Mueller, I am sure this event will grow to something grand in the coming years. Upon entering into the gallery, we were flooded with 250 beautiful paintings from the past week. Much to my surprise, I was awarded a blue ribbon for Best in Marine! I was walking on air the rest of the evening. In my eyes, very painting was a winner.

Slide show produced by show curator Celeste Bergin

Celebrating with artist participant Don Bishop and juror Ned Mueller

Plein Air 2010 Awards list:

1st Place - Old Mosier Valley Bank - Mike Kowalski
2nd Place - Carmel Study - Barry Kooser
3rd Place - Evening Light in a Pioneer Orchard - Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Best of Marine - Hood River Marina - Brenda Boylan
Best of Historical - West End of Town - Mike Kowalski
Honorable Mention - Big Cloud over Mt. Adams - Eric Voigt
Honorable Mention - Orange Moon - Eric Jacobsen
Honorable Mention - Summer Reflections - Mitch Baird
Artist's Choice - Springhouse Cellar Road - Mike Rangner

Not a bad way to end a fabulous event!


Blogger loriann signori said...

How exciting Brenda! You certainly deserve the award! CONGRATULATIONS!

9/4/10, 3:49 PM  
Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

Well deserved, Brenda! I loved all the work you put into the show--and especially this expertly painted MARINE painting! Congratulations!

9/4/10, 6:43 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Loriann, it sure was exciting. It's been a couple of days since the evening's end and I'm STILL flyin' high!

Celeste, the one who works so tirelessly, Thank you so much! Silly me, i forgot to post your name in the credits of the crew, so it has since been edited (above)!

Thanks again for a great show! Now go and get some much needed rest! :)

9/4/10, 7:16 PM  
Blogger Donna T said...

Congratulations Brenda! I agree, a well-deserved award!

9/5/10, 5:17 AM  
Blogger Jill Berry said...

Your work is Wonderful, Brenda!
Worthy of many awards.
Happy for you!!
Congrats on the blue!!!

9/5/10, 7:11 AM  
Blogger Nancy Goldman said...

Congratulations Brenda. I'm not surprised by your award. That painting is wonderful.

9/5/10, 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done you! and it looks like you had a great time while you were at it.

9/6/10, 10:21 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Donna, Jill, Nancy and Rahina, Thanks! It's always nice to be recognized for one's efforts. And yes, I had a great time, even if I didn't win an award, I still had a blast out there painting with such incredible plien air artists. :)

9/6/10, 2:36 PM  
Blogger Amanda Makepeace said...

Congrats!! You're in the EBSQ Friday Five.

9/10/10, 4:25 AM  

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