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“Gala One” is Purchased by the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection–(Updated)

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Gala One

Friends, as of last Thursday night I have the honor of being a part of the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection, at the Artel Gallery (@artelPensacola), in Pensacola, FL. My sincere thanks goes out to juror David Braly–the nationally recognized artist from Montgomery, AL–who voted “Gala One” to be purchased for the prestigious collection.

David Keith Braly

This is the second honor I’ve been awarded in as many months. In September, my canvas, “The Green Vase,” won Best of Show. I’ve spared you the naive, pseudo-Wordsworthian spot-of-time experience as recounted in that very first post (you can read it here), but I assure you, I am even more overwhelmed!

The founder of the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection is Jim Kobacker. Apparently, he began the collection anonymously but eventually began engaging more with the artists to build up one of the most esteemed collections of Florida’s northwest artists. Last night I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting Jim’s daughter Kim and grand-daughter Ashley, both genuinely lovely people. I was moved by their gratefulness to the artists: while I was trying to express my gratitude to them for their gracious gift and recognition, they were thanking me!

Kim and Ashley Kobacker

I’m also pleased to be in the fine company of two other artists whose works were also purchased for the collection: Sally Miller and Pat Regan; and judge’s Awards were given to Thomas Groth and Donna O’Neal. Below is Suzanne Robbert, our fearless leader, during the awards ceremony.

Suzanne Robbert, President of Artel Gallery

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the one person who encouraged me to get involved in Artel Gallery and submit my work, and that would be Hope Mastroianni–painter and photographer who prefers to be behind, rather than in front of a camera, hence, no picture. Thank you, Hope!

Terre Britton and Gala One

UPDATE: You can now purchase prints of  “Gala One” in my Fine Arts America collection, at http://terre-britton.fineartamerica.com/ I will be adding “Gala One” to my FAA collection, for print and canvas sales, but and it is currently on display from now until Nov. 30, at:

Artel Gallery
223 Palafox Place
Pensacola, Florida 32502
850 432-3080

I urge you to come view the show; the art is diverse and excellent. Hope to see you there!

“The Green Vase” Accepted in to the 24th Annual Cinco Banderas Competition

Terre Britton and "The Green Vase"

Terre Britton and “The Green Vase” at the opening of the Cinco Banderas Competition.

“The Green Vase” makes a second appearance in the Artel Gallery!

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This time,  juror David Braly–the nationally recognized artist from Montgomery, AL–voted The Green Vase” in to the Twenty-fourth Annual Cinco Banderas Competition,–thank you David! It did not make its way in to the permanent collection; however, the second work I submitted was purchased! You can read about it in tomorrow’s post.

Previously, “The Green Vase” won Best of Show in  their edgy still-life competition, “Fruits, Vegetables and All Things Still.”

“The Green Vase,” by Terre Britton.

“The Green Vase.” Acrylic – (c)2012 36″ x 48″

“The Green Vase” is for sale at the Artel Gallery, until Nov. 30, or you can buy prints, stretched canvas prints or greeting cards through my new Fine Art America gallery. You won’t have to wade through any of my other art to find it, it’s currently the only one there :-)

The opening for the show is tonight, October 26. I urge you to come view the show; the art is diverse and excellent. Hope to see you there!

 

“The Green Vase” is on display and for sale from October 26 to Nov. 30, at: Artel Gallery223 Palafox Place, Pensacola, Florida 32502 | 850 432-3080

 

 

Best of Show at Artel Gallery

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“The Green Vase,” by Terre Britton.

“The Green Vase.” Acrylic – (c)2012 36″ x 48″

What better way to begin a new blog than with celebratory news.

This spring I discovered the Artel Gallery (@artelPensacola), in Pensacola, FL. I saw two amazing shows: the Women’s Show and “Art As Social Discourse.” After learning that the shows were juried but open to all artists, and although I’d never considered entering a juried show before, I took the plunge into their edgy still-life competition, “Fruits, Vegetables and All Things Still,” and “The Green Vase” won Best of Show!

"The Green Vase" at Artel Gallery.

“The Green Vase” at Artel Gallery.

So, a completely new chapter has opened in my life, and I hope to share my journey with you through this blog, so welcome! I look forward to your company.

Me and "The Green Vase"

Me and “The Green Vase.” Acrylic – (c)2012

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Me and my husband Daniel

Me and my loving husband Daniel; he’s my biggest fan!

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The icing...

My unexpected cash prize!–bent from being squished in my hot little hand.

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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to some of the people that made this experience possible: to Karen Valdéz, the juror, for selecting my piece for such an honor; to Susanne Robbert, the President of Artel Gallery (@artelPensacola), for affording me and all artists the opportunity to partake in such a rich and diverse arts community, and for the unexpected cash award(!); to Sheila Courtney, for her respect, excitement and support; and to Lee Courtney for being the bearer of such amazing news. Thank you! And thank you to all the other artists at the opening who introduced yourselves and offered your congratulations. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you, learning about your art and congratulating ’you’ in future shows. Exciting times!

And if you happen to be driving through Pensacola, the show is up until Oct. 4!

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