Sunday, March 13, 2011

Student Competitive Art Show

This past week was the 2011 Student Competitive Art Show at UCA. My baby girl, Tori, is a junior there. She entered 3 pieces and 2 were selected to be in the show. There were a total of 227 pieces entered....the largest one UCA has seen....only 57 were selected to be in show and compete.

The awards are: 4 honorable mention - 3 Awards of Excellence & 1 grand prize. The awards of excellence received $100 & grand received $500.

Tori learned early in the week that her installation was up for an award! John was home when she got the call and he said she was jumping up and down with excitement!

Out of 57 pieces....only 8 awards....Tori was the second to last about me holding my breath....she won an Award of Excellence!!

Her piece she did is very touching. It represents her memories of my Dad (he passed in 2006) and of my mother....her memories of their home....where she spent a lot of her childhood.
Here she is explaining the art work to Grandma . She is pointing to the book that happens to be my favorite.

This one! That's my parents wedding photo and that was my Dad's tie.
Here is a close up of the left side of the book.

One of his many, many hospital wrist bands. He always gave Tori his bands. Also, the blue shirt in the background was his favorite shirt.

It's hard to see it, but in the middle circle are the actual staples from one of his last surgeries.

Another piece of his favorite blue shirt.

This one is empty. I'm not sure why she left it empty. But everyone looks at art differently, right?! So, when I look at this I think of my Dad being gone...part of us is empty because he isn't with us anymore.

The artist with her work. I am SO proud of her and all of her accomplishments!! It was an honor just to be selected to be in the student competitive show, but to WIN was even sweeter!!!!

She also won 1st place in a show the week before. She has yet to get that drawing back. When she does you can bet I'll blog about it!


Betty said...

What a great accomplishment! I can tell how proud you are of her. Congratulations Tori!

Heather said...

Amazing work, Tori! Congratulations!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Her art is amazing. So personal, touching, unique. I love it!

Mercedes said...

You can tell she has an old soul. Touching work.

Dee said...

Those are so beautiful. Such a touching tribute to your parents!!

Mrsbear said...

Congratulations to her. She's very talented. I love the work and the heart and memories she put in to it. Wonderful.