Monday, September 29, 2014

Orange Park closing

Saturday the 27th was our closing reception for our exhibit at the Orange Park Public Library. We had a great turn-out from participating artists, family members and friends, as well as the general public visiting the library.

It was wonderful to have such a nice turnout of participants, as well as other AGOP members who didn't enter the exhibit, but came out to support their fellow artists.

It really was a great show, and gave everyone a last opportunity to see the caliber of the work we had. We had a People's Choice award contest during the reception, which let people take one last close look at the artwork, and even some library patrons participated in the voting!

photo courtesy of Lyn Asselta 

Of course we set up and offered refreshments, which was also a draw to the general public. We lured them in with food and then got them to look at our artwork and vote for a favorite choice.

 Many thanks to all the members who stepped up to bring refreshments to the reception.
As well as a great assortment of drinks, ice and water. There was no reason for anyone to be hungry or thirsty!

It was a nice early fall day, and we were pretty lucky with the weather, a bit rainy in the morning but clear by the time of the reception - and some folks traveled quite long distances to be with us.
At 4:15 we stopped the People's Choice voting to count the ballots to see who captured the eye of the public.
photo courtesy of Lyn Asselta

And our winner was Carron Wedlund for "Daybreak in Vermont". Congratulations Carron!

Note that now that our show is down Carron Wedlund is having a one-woman show at the Orange Park Public Library. The show just went up this morning and it's fabulous - lots of wonderful paintings I had never seen before.Her work will be up there until Oct. 27 so if you get a chance to be in the Orange Park area you really should stop in to see Carron's show.

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