Earlier this year, I told myself I would finally enter the East Hants Fine Arts Show. That was a goal I had set, a promise I had made, a resolution. I had wanted to enter the show several times, but each May I found myself just standing there, admiring the art work of other artists while my children proudly displayed their creations.
This year was different. I not only entered, I submitted three pieces to be judged. Now, don’t get excited. I knew I wouldn’t place, wouldn’t even get an honourable mention. There are simply too many great artists who participate in the yearly event.
So last night I came home from the awards show with no ribbons, but did return with the satisfaction of knowing I had entered an art show…and three children who are now all award-winning artists.
The next thought the kids and I have are: where and when is the next art show in Nova Scotia (within an hour of home)? Unfortunately, I haven’t yet found a website that lists all the shows around the province…mmm, perhaps I’ll make one on this site as I discover them. At least then I’d know where we could enter and others artists would have an easier time finding them.
Below are snaps I took last night of art with ribbons attached. Red is first, blue is second, white is third and green is honourable mention.
The larger green ribbons with the white circle top is for high point. This is awarded to an artist who has received the greatest number of points by placing first, second or third.
For example, a first place might get you 3 points, second might get you 2 while third might get you 1. If an artist got 2 first, 1 second and 2 third place ribbons, they’d earn 10 points. Artists are permitted to enter six pieces, so the more entered, the better chance a person has to win high point. My daughter received one—it’s tagged on her kitten painting.
These are some of the entries by my kids. Below them are examples of other art work from the show.
Here are my entries:
Here is my favourite piece of artwork in the show…
Below is the growing competition, the age group 10 to 12…
Many of the younger artists also showed off their skills. This is by a boy under the age of nine.
Lovely examples of adult art work…
The East Hants Fine Art Show is open to the public between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th. It takes place at the Milford Recreation Centre, Milford Station, Hants County, NS. This facility is located on the Number 2 Highway which runs from Elmsdale to Shubenacadie. Exit 9 off the 102 Highway is the easiest route. Yes, there are signs. The large blue building (not completely seen from the road) is behind the Fire Hall. Admission $2.
If you love to paint or draw, inquire about joining the East Hants Fine Art Association, and perhaps, you’ll have an entry for next May’s show.