|Posted by Linda Monroe Ward on October 30, 2011 at 2:15 PM|
Best of Badin Festival - Badin NC - September 16 - 17
What can I say? It rained and was very chilly! I did sell some of my Badin art, but the things that sold most were the flower notecards with images from the series of photo paintings I created from photos I took at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Two of those images had won NC state-wide competitions and had hung in Raliegh for a year at a time.
Autumn Treasures Festival - Waxhaw NC - October 8 - 9
On this weekend, my students and I took some of our art and graphic designs to the festival in Waxhaw to promote our Advertising and Graphic Design program at South Piedmont Community College. Many of the children's books and photography books created by the students were also there. These things drew a lot of attention to our booth!
One person I met was William Dixon, a photographer who photographs big cats and other things in Africa. He was able to come and talk to my students Thursday, October 27 and show them his photos. What an excellent, exciting, and inspiring speaker!!! Proceeds from sales of his work are given to wildlife rescues. You can see his website here:
Monroe Art Walk - Monroe NC - October 14 - 15
This was the best art walk so far, and the variety and quality was excellent! Our group was located in a new apartment in an old warehouse downtown Monroe that has been converted into 26 apartments. My students brought beautiful photography, digital art, drawings, and books, and they were a great testament of what the students have learned in our program. I had brought my series of Monroe digital art I created from photography I had taken while on medical leave. The largest piece I sold was a 16x20 image of an Aberdeen, Carolina, & Western train engine. You can see it below:
Southern Piemont Artist Guild competition - October
I had entered 4 images from my Monroe collection, and I won a 2nd place on my Secrest Feed and Seed. You can see the image below: