Thursday, June 7, 2012

Eye of the Beholder Competition

I recently entered the Lafayette Art Association Juried  annual "Eye of the Beholder" Competition (last year my entry received a 3rd place award).   This competition is a regional art show open to artists from Texas to Florida and will be on display from June 12 through August 19, 2012.  One of the Jurors this year is Amy Guidry, a nationally renowned artist now living in Lafayette, LA.  For this "Eye of the Beholder" competition each artist is allowed to submit 3 entries and up to 2 entries could be selected.  There were over 200 entries submitted this year and room for only around 70.  I almost didn't enter this year because I would not be able to make the reception in August....silly right.

I called today to find out results and 2 of my entries were accepted and were displayed on the "feature" wall which is an honor, I think, because our art association has some really great artists.

Below are my 2 entries that were accepted:

"Fire, Wind and Water"
(25 x 48 - oil on 2" canvas)

"Under the Sea"    
(25 x 48 - oil on 2" canvas)

And here they are hanging in the exhibit!

Last year's entry that won 3rd place was this "Untitled Diptych" below:

"Untitled Diptych"
(2-16 x 20 - oil on 2" canvas)


  1. Congratulations Maria! I love these pieces, they look great hanging on the wall. Love,love,love it.

  2. How wonderful to get the award last year and you deserved the feature wall with these stunning pieces.