Then on Tuesday, the Vice President and I made visits to local high school art classes and surprised three senior students with outstanding achievement awards. That was extremely fun!
Wednesday was the Burbank Art Association's regular meeting, and I had the pleasure and delight of getting to know acclaimed bronze sculptor, De L'Esprie. Earlier this year I featured two of her public sculptures in my other blog, Art Around Burbank. She gave the group a fascinating presentation about her process and her career. She is just as gracious personally as she is masterful artistically.
Today I had a new experience, I was one of the judges for the Beverly Hills Art Show! Another honor that is yet again due to being President of the Burbank Art Association. (I highly recommend to any artist- join and become active in your local art club, start one if need be!) My thanks to Takara Adair for thinking of me. I enjoyed the process and hope to do it again.
It was an amazingly difficult task to choose winners among so many talented artists. I didn't have enough awards to give out! Judging art is completely unfair and extremely opinionated, but it seems that is just the way art is otherwise Van Gogh would have been a millionaire. I'm relieved by knowing that at least a few people will be really happy... and I'm one of them!