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Best of Show AwardFriday, April 08, 2011 by Steve Hill
Filed under: Exhibits and Events
Best of Show Award

I am pleased to announce the painting pictured here, titled “Winding Down” has just been awarded “Best of Show” by noted artist and juror, Arthur Egeli, at the 42nd National Juried Fine Art Show at Ocean Shores, Washington. We will be present (see previous blog) at the 3 day exhibit and event this weekend.

Winding Down
Winding Down

I had passed-by this old farm building in the Skagit Valley for more than 25 years, always with an eye on the special way it stood-up to the elements of weather and time for more than a century, completely neglected for at least the last 2 decades. When I painted this piece, it was with the feeling that days were numbered. The late afternoon backlit winter sky cast a strange reddish-orange glow to the entire area, with the barn blocking out a cool blue/green/gray contrast to hold its own space, along Josh Wilson Road (near Bayview, Washington). The building burned to the ground about 2 months after I made this painting.

Reader Comments

1. Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 8:49:46 AM by Jim Bowra
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job, wonderful art. Jim & Patrice
2. Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 11:34:10 AM by Carol Young
Hi Steve, I'm not sure you will remember me, but we visited your studio when we were there at Jerry Whitbecks, my brother-in-laws house, a few years ago. I have been enjoying your e-mails ever since. Very nice paintings. If you would like to see some of my work go to Keep up the good work. Carol
3. Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 12:03:59 PM by Raiti
Huge Congratulations, Steve, to be honored here! Another feather in your cap! Love the lines, colors and proportions in this piece! Lucky that you 'saved' it for posterity, since it is gone. Raiti
4. Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 3:15:06 PM by Kristy
I've always loved this one! It was very near my parent's old farm near Bow on Farm to Market Rd. Have fun this weekend!
5. Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:03:50 PM by Wanda
Love the painting; love that you got the award!
6. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 2:58:36 AM by Debra
Hi Steve, I enjoyed meeting you and talking with you at the art show last weekend. Thanks for your kind words and encouragement. Your painting is beautiful, so glad you got to paint it before it was too late. Debra Norton

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