Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Elmer won First Place!!

Last night we went to the Preview Night for the artists at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition. I wasn't even through the front door when I spotted Elmer. They hung him right inside the front door, and even better, they hung a giant ruffly blue ribbon next to him! I am still flying high! It's quite an honor. Over 2000 people entered this year. Only one blue ribbon in each category - I think there are 8 categories (like photography, sculpture, painting, etc...) My category is ceramics and glass. If you get a chance, please stop by the state fair fine arts building and visit Elmer, the blue ribbon pig!

10 comments:

Rebecca Collins said...

Congrats! Wow, he is big ... love this shot of you next to him. You deserve the blue ribbon girl. Well done!

krakenmosaics.com said...

Awesome Barb! Congrats.

P.S. Elmer is giant!

Barbara Benson Keith said...

Thanks, Eve and Rebecca! He's a big pig! :) And Rebecca, thanks for the nice comments right after I first made him. That meant a lot! Looking forward to meeting you at SAMA (hopefully!). Are you going, Eve?

cbmosaics said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I also didn't realize how big the mosaic is. That is so cool! Woo Hoo!

aka Brook Berg said...

Congratulations Barb!
Elmer is "Some Pig!" and deserving of the blue ribbon. Simply wonderful!

Crystal Thomas said...

OMG, like the others, I had no idea he was so porky! :-) What an honor - congratulations!

Linda Smith said...

Congratulations!! And Elmer is wonderful so I'm really not surprised :)

Richard said...

I can hear the happy "Grunting", "oinking" nosies that Elmer is making as if to say, "thanks Barb for making this day so happy for both of us." "Now, I hope you make a whole series of my other animal friends."

WesWong said...

Congrats Barb! State fairs are all about the animals. Great job capturing the blue ribbon.

Gwyn Vermeulen said...

I've seen pictures of him before but didn't realize he was so big. He deserves it, he's gorgeous!