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I do enter juried art shows but only infrequently. My work has been invited to show at international juried art shows in Princeton, Denver, Washington D.C. and other locations.

An explaination of Juried Art Show Awards follows the list of awards I've won.


2015 Best of Santa Fe
Denver Art District on Santa Fe


First Prize (Best of Show)
Title: "Embers"

People's Coice Award

Title "Embers"

"The Best of Show award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges' votes as the most outstanding piece of art in the show regardless of category."








2015 Boulder Art Association
48th Annual Labor Day Juried Art Exhibition

Best of Show
Title: "Wolf"

"The Best of Show award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges' votes as the most outstanding piece of art in the show regardless of category."






U.S. Veterans Administration
2015 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival
National Juried Competiton

First Place -
Applied Art: Mixed Media
Title - "Helena Bonham Carter: Bellatrix Lestrange"

First Place - Special Recognition: Physical Disability
Title - "Kahn"

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival is open to all fine and applied art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc., as well as fine craft arts.






2014 Denver Creative Arts Festival
Best of Show
Title - "Ghost Dancer"

First Place - Applied Arts
Title - "Inlaid Buffalo Horn Drinking Cup & Spoon"

Second Place - Mixed Media
Title - "Megghan"

"The Best of Show award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges' votes as the most outstanding piece of art in the show regardless of category."

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

The Denver Creative Arts Festival is open to all fine art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc., as well as applied arts and crafts.








U.S. Veterans Administration
2013 Fine Arts, Applied Arts, and Crafts Competition
First Place - Jewelry
Title - "Butterfly Necklace"

First Place - Graphic Arts
Title - "The Old Cheyenne"

First Place - Applied Arts
Title - "Santa Fe Trail Powder Horn"

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

The VA Art Show and Competition is open to all fine art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc., as well as applied arts and crafts.





Louisville Art Association
2011 Art Challenge Show
Best of Show
Title "Biafra"

First Place
Title "Reflection"

"The Best of Show award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges' votes as the most outstanding piece of art in the show regardless of category."

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

The Art Challenge is open to all art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc.
 





U.S. Veterans Administration
2011 Fine Arts, Applied Arts, and Crafts Competition
First Place - Carving
Title "Bozeman Trail Powder Horn"

First Place - Jewelry
Title "Buffalo Horn Necklace and Belt"

People's Coice Award
Title "Casualties of War"

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

"The People's Choice Award is voted on by visitors to the show as their favorite piece of art from all pieces in the show."

The VA Art Show and Competition is open to all fine art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc., as well as applied arts and crafts.
 





U.S. Veterans Administration
2010 Fine Arts, Applied Arts, and Crafts Competition
First Place - Applied Arts
Title "Colorado Rocky Mountain Powder Horn"

First Place - Jewelry
Title "Ivory & Black Onyx"

First Place - Special Recognition
Title "Secret Siberians"

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

The VA Art Show and Competition is open to all fine art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc., as well as applied arts and crafts.





U.S. Veterans Administration
2008 Fine Arts, Applied Arts, and Crafts Competition
First Place - Fine Art Carving
Title "The Netmender"

Second Place - Jewelry
Title "Alaskan Hunter"

Second Place - Special Recognition
Title "No Rest"

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

"The Second Place award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the second majority of the judges votes within a given category."

The VA Art Show and Competition is open to all fine art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc., as well as applied arts and crafts.







U.S. Veterans Administration
2007 Fine Arts, Applied Arts, and Crafts Competition
First Place - Fine Art Carving
Title "Ascension Angel"

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

The VA Art Show and Competition is open to all fine art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc., as well as applied arts and crafts.

Louisville Art Association
2006 Art Challenge Show
Best of Show
Title "Arctic Treasure," "Catching His Attention," "Nightstar"
(for the three-piece collection)

"The Best of Show award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges' votes as the most outstanding piece of art in the show regardless of category."

The Art Challenge is open to all art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc.





Louisville Art Association
2005 Art Challenge Show
Judge's Award
Title "River Challenge"

Merit Award
Title "Fallen Angel"

"The Judge's Award is designed to bring attention to work that the judges, independent of competition criteria, feel is the one piece in the show most worthy of special recognition. This award is second only to Best in Show."

"The Merit Award award is given to recognize work deemed by the judges as worthy of special recognition."

The Art Challenge is open to all art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc.
 

 



Louisville Art Association
2004 Art Challenge Show
Merit Award
Title "Winter Hunter"

Merit Award
Title "Pelican Roost"

"The Merit Award award is given to recognize work deemed by the judges as worthy of special recognition."

The Art Challenge is open to all art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc.
 



Louisville Art Association
2003 Art Challenge Show
First Place
Title "Tiger"

"The First Place award is given to work receiving the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within the competition criteria."

The Art Challenge is open to all art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc.


Louisville Art Association
2006 Art Challenge Show
Judges Award
Title "Sorcerer's Stone"

"The Judge's Award is designed to bring attention to work that the judges, independent of competition criteria, feel is the one piece in the show most worthy of special recognition. This award is second only to Best in Show."

The Art Challenge is open to all art styles including oils, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, etc.


Juried Art Show Awards Explained
(Ribbons could be any color at different shows.)

Best of Show

This award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges' votes as the most outstanding piece of art in the show regardless of category.

Judge's Award
This award is designed to bring attention to work that the judges, independent of competition criteria, feel is the one piece of art in the show most worthy of special recognition. This award is second only to "Best in Show" when awarded separately from Merit Awards.

First Place
The First Place award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within a given category.

Second Place
The Second Place award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the second majority of the judges votes within a given category.

Third Place
The Third Place award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the third majority of the judges votes within a given category.

Merit Award
The Merit Award award is given to recognize work deemed by the judges as worthy of special recognition. It is sometimes called a Judge's Award but only when the prestigeous, show-wide Judge's Award is not presented separately.