I was also able to paint at this event and here is one of my paintings, "Mendocino Garden – 12" x 9".
My advice to other painters - "Keep entering those shows, improve your skills, and you will be acknowledged from time to time. However, winning awards is not the goal. These awards are subjective, and should not define who you are as a painter - that is up to you."
Here is the award-winning painting with a smiling artist. "Morning Meditation 24" x 20""