Sunday, November 20, 2011

The RCFA's 14th Annual Gallery Show and Sale

Wow, what a weekend! Our 14th Annual Gallery Show and Sale is now another page in the history of this interesting and creative group.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of you who attended our show. We thank you for your support and hope you enjoyed your visit! A special thanks to those of you who drove from LaGrange, Kentucky to attend our show. We congratulate you on winning the raffle prize, which will be mailed to the address on your raffle ticket on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

Fairy Village Challenge...this images shows all entries into this fascinating and fun challenge.  Keep scrolling to see close-ups of each entry...and the winners are announced near the end of the article!
 Second, a big thanks to the Kennedy Heights Art Center for their wonderful support. Ellen, Scott and Lee went above and beyond the call of duty to make this show a pleasant experience for our group. Keep in mind that they had a special event Friday night. Saturday morning Scott had to come in early enough to clean and prepare the rooms for our show set-up, which started at 8 a.m.  He did a superb job! Then, the KHAC had musical event scheduled for Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Lee was patiently waiting our tear-down at 4 p.m. so he could get the building ready for this event. If you are an artist in the Greater Cincinnati area who is looking for a wonderful place to display your art, you must check out this gallery. If you are interested in finding art to purchase for the holiday season, the KHAC has a wonderful gift shop...please check it out.

Entry by Katie Storer.

Entry by Nita Keeler.
Next, I’d personally like to thank our “Helping Hands” for the weekend – Judy Witt, Cody Goodin, Sue O’Dell and Holly Alder. They kept me sane and helped make this event run smoothly. Please accept a virtual hug from me to all of you.

Entry by Robbie Porter.
I would like to put a name with this entry - let's call this naturalistic piece  Entry #1 - email the answer to me so that I can give proper credit.
Entry by Kathy Garnar.
My last thanks goes to all the fantastic artists in this group. I love and respect you and your work immensely and I think we all did ourselves proud this weekend. I am humbled to be associated with such talented people. In a nutshell – we ROCK!
Entry by Linda Berkemeier.
Entry by Elizabeth Marten.

Again, we will call this Entry #2 - please give me a name via email so I can give proper credit to the artist who created this darling piece.
Our second challenge was the Viewer's Choice Award.  Below, please see the entries for this challenge.

Entry by Linda Berkemeier.
Entry by Robbie Porter.
Entry by Judy Witt.
Entry by Debra Wallace.
Entry by Elizabeth Marten.

The Fairy Village Challenge was sponsored by the Plaza Artist Materials, Clifton Branch, 230 W. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219.  They have supported our challenges for a number of years now and the first place winner received a gift certificate in the amount of $25.00.  The idea fot this challenge came from Kathy Garnar, Nita Keeler, Jenny Boggs and Linda Berkemeier.  We thank them for such a creative challenge. 

Congratulations to all the entrants for a job well done.  Second place went to Katie Storer.  A special congratulations to the First Place winner, Robbie Porter! 

We will replace this photo with one showing the winner with her piece as soon as it is available to us.
Our Viewer's Choice Award competition has no rules.  The artists in this challenge are given free reign as far as what they can make and enter into this competition.  The winner receives a lovely plaque.  This year our runner up was Linda Berkemeier.  Congratulations to our winner, Judy Witt. 


Again, a caption show Judy with her winning piece will replace this image as soon as it is available to me.
By the end of the Thanksgiving weekend I hope to have all the images from this show added to our Flicker site.  If you sign up (on the right side of this screen, near the top) to receive blog updates, you will be notified the day after the update occurs so that you may see the rest of our show. 

Thank you for visiting - for more details about our December luncheon, please check out the Events page (button at the top of this column).

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