Earlier this evening the ArtPrize entries voted into the Top 10 were announced. Mine was not one of those. However, I'm very happy to say "The Lake" was voted into the Top 75. There are 1,713 entries in this exhibition. Woo Hoo!
It pleases me greatly that my art piece is so well received. There has been a steady stream of viewers through my venue, DeVos Place, which is a conference center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Most stopped to study my piece. Many were surprised it was NOT a painting.
Men, women, and children were intrigued. An occasional viewer, most of whom were men, would lean back against the rail and contemplate for a while. The few I asked what they were thinking, responded to the effect that they were enjoying "a moment on the beach". One of the comments I liked hearing was, "I keep expecting the beach grass to move."
Several kids asked for my autograph. Over the weekend there were kids who were intrigued enough to stop and watch me demonstrating my "ortwork" technique.
One of them convinced her grandmother to see the art in DeVos Place without her so she could stay and make her own lake piece.
It's been a wonderful first week. The ArtPrize exhibition runs through October 10th. I'll be sharing some of the other entries in future posts.