The Taranaki National Art Awards (and Exhibition) for 2012 has been and gone. It was great to be there on opening night to see all the amazing art on display. I feel privileged to live in such a creative place with such talented artists (and keen supporters of local and national art) around. Opunake township, who hosts the event, also had art on display in most shop front windows and I was lucky to be asked to have two pieces on display, which was really great as well.
I had three pieces entered, two photographs and one painting (which was not for sale). I was thrilled to find out on the last day, that one of my photographs had sold. It was just the confidence boost I needed as my first exhibition is nearing in two months.
It is starting to feel really real.