Just a Few Mosaic Art Pieces
Best Bunnies" This piece was in the "My Best Friend: Pet Portraits" juried art show at the Encinitas Library. The show has been created by Jim Hornung
, Rancho Coastal Humane Society
, and Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
to honor the special animals around us, and they encouraged interpretative creations. The show rans from: July 23th to August 29th 2011.
ADDED: I won! Awards were not standard awards such as 1st, 2nd, etc, but given names. I won because my piece embodied the theme of the show, and what Jim was looking for when he created it. Something fun, kicky, and colorful. So my award was the South Park Award! So cool.
"Hipster Doofus". He was in the 2009 Exhibition of Art at the San Diego Fair. I think he looks like a throw back to the 50's, and he's just a bright happy guy! He won an Honorable Mention!
"Dog Talk," was in the 2006 Exhibition of Art, a juried show held at the San Diego County Fair and won Honorable Mention, and on June 18th it won the People's Choice Award! The wording beside the brown dog says: bark, and the white dog's tag hanging off of his collar says: vicious. (I don't think he looks it, I think he's all talk).
I am a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, SAMA
for short. It's a great organization for both hobbyists and serious artists. They have an informative newsletter and host really great showings of mosaic art. Consider joining, it's well worth it!
I'm also a member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic, BAMM
for short. I haven't done much with this group except to meet some of the members, who were great fun by the way, and they too offer an excellent publication well worth joining for.
My son and I met Lillian Sizemore at the SAMA show in San Francisco. We took the fabulous tour she offers called Fractured and Fabulous! Mosaics, Murals and Vintage Tile of the Castro.
Definitely the highlight of the weekend. She offers the tours all the time, but she sells a pocket-sized guide with historical and technical information if you just want to do the tour on your own. In fact, we are in the picture at the top of the page. - hint - Orange you glad I made you look?