Last month I posted about this juried exhibition in which I was invited to participate. As you'll see from the previous post, I entered the sequence of pages I drew for NASCAR Heroes. The exhibition was co-curated by my friends Rich Harrington and Jamar Nicholas, and the juror was another good friend of mine, Mike Manley. Mike wrote up his observations about the afternoon here, so I'm going to just give the highlights of my time there.
Despite the fact that this show was judged by a buddy, and curated by two other friends, I really didn't expect to win anything. Mike is a discerning art critic, and is not easily impressed. After 15 years of friendship with him, I know this intimately. That being said, he is one of the first people I trust with critique about my own work. He's a phenomenal artist, and I completely respect his opinions.
Which is why I'm so humbled by the fact that he selected my work for an Honorable Mention! That award really means a lot to me, particularly as I know Mike's standards. In reality, the award should also be credited to my partner-in-art, John Gallagher. John provided the rough layouts, and while I did the drawings, he did a lot of the really hard work, making sure the story was being told in an interesting way.
Jamar and Rich really made the event fun, and I want to publicly thank both for their invitation to participate. I can't wait for the next show!
Ok, I also have pictures to share from the day, so here they are:
Jamar, Rich, and Mike announce the awards.
Rich, Mike and Jamar looking smooth!
The guys ham it up, after they've handed me the certificate.
The award, and my artwork.
Jamar and me posing with the pages.
It was a fun time, and I hope I'll have the honor of participating in the next show!
Check back soon for my overdue report about Heroes Con.