The artwork was lined against almost every wall and then several deep on the floor along the walls. Holy Smokes!! I walked through all the art several times just enjoying the pieces. My goal wasn't to try and pick the placements at first sight, I just simply wanted to take in all the work. There were 2 dimensional pieces, 3 dimensional pieces, photographs, and one very unique multi-media piece. There was work that was traditional, some whimsical, some very modern and from all mediums. WOW - the body of work was awesome and all from local artists. UNBELIEVABLE!
I don't want to give away what happened next as choices were made and why. Nor can I show what pieces won. On August 6th I'll be at the gallery to meet the artists and discuss my choices. I can't wait. All I can say is WOW - some really amazing work. I loved my Best in Show. Gosh, I loved all the placements. So often I hear a dog judge say to me when I exit the ring, on any given day - any of these fine dogs could have been the winner. Those thoughts circled in my mind as I looked at all the art before me. So many winners and I could only pick one.
Thank you to the Brandon Gallery for trusting in me to judge the work. It was truly my honor!