Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Southwest Art Top 50 Finalist

Secret Places
Watercolor on Aquabord, 22x30

As an ode to my southern Texas roots, I entered this painting in a juried competition with Southwest Art, entitled "21 over 31" for their November magazine issue. Though the scene for this painting came from a small Virginia town, the image seems to transcend location, recalling those places in so many small towns...that draw in curiosity and the potential of undiscovered treasures.

Among the company of over 3000 entries, "Secret Places," didn't quite make the "21", but was selected as one of the top 50 finalist. To see the winners and some amazing "runner-ups," visit their website.

And finally...after many trips here and there around Virginia, "Secret Places" is "home", on exhibit in my studio at Liberty Town. If you are in the downtown Fredericksburg area, stop by and check it out.


Dan Finnegan said...

I was enjoying it just the other day!

ariel freeman said...

Thanks Dan :-)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! Congratulations, Ariel. It is a fabulous piece!