I was honored to have been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Hunting Art Prize. My piece “All Tapped out in El Paso” was one of 1600 pieces from around Texas entered. The 3 jurors whittled it down to 109 finalists of which one is selected for the $50,000 prize. Hunting PLC also matches the prize amount and a total of the sales to a charity, last year the amount was well over $100,000.
This was my first time at the Gala and it was a interesting event. One of the highlights was meeting fellow El Paso artist Alexandra McGovern, whose entry was next to mine.
The event was well attended, giving the artists lots of visibility and plenty of networking opportunities. I had lots of interest in my piece, quite possibly due to having my own personal Vanna White:
Virginia and I had a blast and I will definitively continue to enter, who knows I might sell next time!
I picked up the mailer cards for an upcoming show that I and Artist Maritza Jauregui-Neely will be part of at the airport’s Art Windows of El Paso. Our paintings will be on display from April 29th through July 26th. If you are flying in and out of El Paso during this time be sure to check them out!
There will be an opening Tuesday, May 7th at 2:00 PM, so if you have some time feel free to stop by.