Hey folks, once again I have a thread about how ass backwards this little town I live in is.
So at last years tri-county fair, the lady and I decided it would be fun to enter some of our artwork. Little did we realize the implications that
would have on the "regulars."
Now, we're not the type to take ourselves completely serious, especially with our art, we usually just have fun doing it and whatever comes, comes.
So we entered approx. 15-20 paintings in various categories, not really expecting much, just wanting to share our hobby with local folks. At the
onset, we didn't want to cause a "scene," but boy were we wrong.
ALL of our pieces placed and my fiancé got best of show! We were totally surprised!
Now, I live in a rural area with mountains to the east and west with plenty of gorgeous views of nature, so naturally, most of the artwork up here is
of the landscape variety. Which I totally appreciate, I like landscapes in their own right, but this area is so darn saturated with them it just gets
redundant. I mean, how many paintings of one mountain do you need?!
Needless to say, the every year submitters were not pleased with how well we did. They were so angry, that in fact, they fired the judge that placed
us last year! I can imagine the sweet little ladies now, "how dare those riff raff painters do so well and this is their first year!" My fiance's
friend told her, "I was pretty pissed too, considering I've been trying to get best of show for almost a decade!"
We realized people were a little "shook" but had no idea to what extent until today. Today we learned about the judge being fired.
So what does this mean for us? Well, I can tell you it has been a GREAT motivator for entering next years fair! We didn't enter anything this year,
but next year will be an all out insanity fest. There are close to 20 categories in which you can enter 3 pieces, and we will be doing EVERY SINGLE
So, instead of positive recognition for our work, people got angry, which I can't say doesn't please me. I'm excited to shake it up next year.
I have an idea of getting a large canvas, painting it all black, and in big white letters paint MT. TOM or OWENS VALLEY AT SUNSET or NATIVE AMERICAN
ON A HORSE.
So what do you think, members? Any ideas?
Below is a link to our work, most of which we entered.
Enjoy, and thank you.