Of all my achievements, I value my Juror's pick and honorable mentions the most.
When I introduced myself to the juror at the "This is Colorado" show, she was thrilled to meet me and talk about my piece. When I asked her what "Juror's Pick" meant, she struggled to find the words, then hesitated...then simply said, "Your piece moved me".
That meant more to me than any ribbon ever could.
To me, the piece that won best of show that day was academically perfect, but it did nothing for me emotionally. Art shows are usually judged by art scholars who are well versed in the elements of good composition but often overlook the emotion in a piece of art.
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