Yesterday it was my
priviledge to judge the art work at the fair. I say priviledge, because
it was that.
never been one to support compititon in art because I always felt every
artist has a style not unlike an individual's handwriting. However, if I
could have given everyone a blue ribbon on these group of entries I would
involved with each and every piece of artwork gave me the greatest hope.
I could see future designers of cars, houses, appliances, electronic
equipment, landscapers, and so much more.
For the adult it was just impossible to
chose. The memories recorded in such a painstakingly way made me feel
proud. Here were grandmothers and grandfathers dedicating a piece of
artwork that in my opinion could be saved as heirlooms by their families.
On the other hand, young adults too, showed such concentration to devote
their time to this tieing of people together with an idea.
I'm proud of the dedicated ladies who worked
so hard to categorize these entries, which was almost impossible to do.
I know this community must be aware of what a special job they are doing
and how much it means for a person's efforts to be acknowledged and
encouraged. We could only give first, second and third, but I hope
everyone knows how important art is to a community and to a future
generation so that they enter again next year when another judge will
pick them, not because of one being any better than the other, but just
because the work appeals to that particular judge.
Donna Jones Flood, artist of U.S. Post office mural.
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Blackwell Newspaper showing fair pictures: