Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pen & Ink Drawing for a Contest: Update

Title: "Rising Up"
Medium: Pen & Ink
Contest Genre: Abstract/Experimental
Reception Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010
Juror Decision: 2nd Place, $50 Prize
Juror Critique: "good detail and composition"

The Annual Art Show of the Mount Airy Art League was held at the Gertrude Smith House in Mount Airy, NC. Below are scenes from the reception held at the house.




Gertrude Gilmer was a Mt. Airy native who married Jefferson Davis Smith, a local merchant. Their house is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The last of the 7 Smith children to live in the house was Gertrude Smith, the eldest daughter, who graduated from Peace College in Raleigh and later attended the Parson's School of Interior Design in NYC. She returned to the home in the 1930s and lived there until her death in 1981. All of the furniture belonged to the family, and the Victorian-style furnishings reflect the tastes of Gertrude.

3 comments:

Martha Marshall said...

Wow, Amanda - beautiful!!

Congratulations on your award too!!

photogirl said...

Congratulations on your award! That's exciting. =)

mandolinartist aka amanda said...

Thanks all...

Hannah, congratulations also on your recent photography awards. It often feels 'strange' to post or comment about my own awards, but I suppose no one will know, on here, unless I post it.

Hannah and Martha... I enjoy your work.