My piece, "Canadian Cowgirl", in the 2010 Statewide Fine Arts Competition .
The Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Michigan, is currently exhibiting the 2010 Statewide Fine Arts Competition from January 16 to March 20, 2010. The museum hosted a very well attended artists' reception on opening day, during which James Freeman's piece, "520 Cups: Here's Looking at You!", was awarded Best In Show. This and some of James's other work can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesfreemanstudio/ or at http://www.jamesfreemanstudio.com/ .
The sixty pieces by Michigan artists were chosen by exhibition juror, Richard Rubenfeld. Mr. Rubenfeld did an exceptional job developing a cohesive yet diverse exhibit, which adequately balanced subject-matter and technique, as well as both abstract and realism.
If you happen to be in the area - or simply are experiencing a little cabin fever - the exhibit is well worth a look.
Dean Rogers of Novi, Michigan, fellow Colored Pencil Society member, and his engaging portrait titled "Forgiven".