A wonderful honor! The Masterworks of New Mexico exhibition is a real treat. It's one of the largest shows in the state brings together a lot of very strong work. What a great surprise to win! Bella Lucia, 40" x 40" (below), was the winner.
My painting, After the Storm, a 36" x 38" piece of thunderclouds to the west of Taos, received an "Award of Excellence" at the Rio Grande Art Association's ¡Encantada! 2012 national juried exhibition in Albuquerque (which runs until Thanksgiving). The exhibition is filled with a whole lot of high quality art from artists residing in New Mexico and beyond. It's great to have received an award and even some great swag from Ampersand and Cheap Joe's Art Supplies. The winning painting is pictured below and is for sale at the exhibition. Contact me for more information.