The show opened Wednesday and it looks great, though a bit packed. Here's who is in it:
Joseph Barbaccia, Potomac Falls, VA
Ryan Browning, Mount Airy, MD
Lynn Cazabon, Baltimore, MD
Warren Craghead III, Charlottesville, VA
Dawn Gavin, Baltimore, MD
Bernhard Hildebrandt, Baltimore, MD
Kristin Holder, Washington, D.C.
Kay Hwang, Baltimore, MD
Baby Martinez, Washington, D.C.
Maggie Michael, Washington, D.C.
Youngmi S. Organ, Nokesville, VA
Tony Shore, Baltimore, MD
Molly Springfield, Washington. D.C.
Dan Steinhilber, Washington, D.C.
Heide Trepanier, Richmond, VA
and here's who won cash:
Maggie Michael from Washington, D.C. was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000
Dan Steinhilber of Washington, D.C. was named second place and was given $2,000
Bernhard Hildebrandt of Baltimore, MD won third place and received $1,000
The “Young Artist” award of $1,000 was given to Ryan Browning of Mount Airy, MD.
I didn't win money (alas, I'll have to wait for my iPhone), but I'm really happy to be in this great show. I can't begrudge the winners - their work as all great but I'd also highlight Joe Barbaccia and Molly Springfield as two other standouts.
As for me, I have two collages (remixed versions of this and this), a digital print (that sold!) and, best of all, a selection of the 2500+ postcards I've sent out over the past few years. I drew on the wall too. I also made a small book for the occasion of the opening and will post it online next week.
THANKS especially to all the recipients of my postcards who sent them back to me to have in the show.
Here's some other writing, etc about the show - I'm sure there will be more coming once the show opens officially next week.
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