Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Art Show Judging in Oil City

I just returned from judging an art show in Oil City, Pennsylvania. The show is part of the 30th Annual Oil City Heritage Festival. The show included over 200 works of art, in five media categories and judged at three levels: Professional, Intermediate, and Amateur. The show was held in the National Transit Building—the headquarters for John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. A view of the gallery is seen on the top, the middle photo shows "Marilyn" the winning entry in the Professional Oil/Acrylic Category. Photo above shows the lobby of the National Transit Building. The building was saved from the wrecking ball by Ralph Nader, who later donated the building to the City. The city is encouraging artists to move to Oil City and offers inexpensive studio space, a low cost of living, and an enthusiastic market for art.

1 comment:

crustypiman said...

So do you want to move there? Just wondering. The show looks good and I'm sure it was a lot of work. You can feel good about being part of something that was obviously important and worthwhile to all the participants. I hope that you came away feeling good about the experience. Bravo! Brother, for a job well done.

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