"Self Portrait at 34", 3 3/4" x 3", egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum
Great news! I was delighted to hear today that I won an Honorable Mention award for Portraiture from the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society for my self portrait in miniature! The judge for this year's annual competition in Washington D.C. was Jane Mihalik, a talented miniature painter and artist whose work I have long admired. I hope to be able to arrange attending the opening weekend of the show, Nov. 17 and 18, and the first public showing will be from 2PM to 4PM on Nov. 18 at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda. The show continues through Dec. 29, and I hope if you will be in the area you'll be able to see it. I believe it remains the 2nd largest miniature show in the U.S.
For details on visiting the show in person, and to see some of the other award winning works which will be included the show, you can visit the exhibition page at mpsgs.org