My husband is so sweet to watch our little boy (already a year old next week!) for a few hours every weekday morning so that I can work in the studio and continue with my art career. Um...also...it helps me keep my sanity. And ONE of those days a week I dedicate to searching for galleries, submitting to shows, and basically keeping up with the business side of things. Not my favorite thing to do, but a necessity as an independent artist who wants to get paid occasionally. The nice thing about submitting to shows is winning awards! Here are some recent ones:
Honorable Mention - Pleasanton Art League Show
1st Place, Acrylic - Livermore Art Association Spring Show
Now, those were local shows...and though it's nice to be recognized locally, but the next award really made my week. I happened to win 2nd place out of 970 entries from around the world. NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY. Sweet! And they even have their own YouTube Channel...