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Best in Show! Arts in the Square – Frisco Texas

Today I was awarded ‘Best in Show’ for the Arts in the Square in Frisco Texas. There are many fantastic artists here and I am really honored. Thank you to the organizers and volunteers, the show is looking great! Although I’ve received awards in the past, this is the first with a substantial cash award as well.

Sitting in my Holiday Inn room drinking a glass of Barefoot wine to celebrate πŸ˜‰

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β€˜People’s Choice’ Award @ Keystone Blues Festival & Art Show!

Today I was awarded ‘People’s Choice’ at the Keystone Blues Festival & Art Show! I am very happy to receive this recognition so thanks to everyone who voted for me πŸ™‚
Often have people tell me I am their favorite artists, but I think this is the first show I remember having an ‘official’ peoples choice award. Got a framed certificate and announced on the main stage. Truly honored as this is the second award this year (1st place photography in Frisco, Texas this Spring). Also congratulations to the runner up, I’ll stop in and see your drawings in the morning. Pretty cool – no judges, just the voice of the people πŸ˜‰

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First Place – Arts in the Square

I was honored this weekend to receive a ‘First Place’ award for my photographic art at the ‘Arts in the Square’ festival in Frisco Texas this weekend πŸ™‚ Happy to be present with all the wonderful artists there and had a great time despite the rain and audible annoyances πŸ˜‰ Jamie Rood in Booth - Frisco Texas - March 2010

Was able to visit with my old friend Amy and stayed with her and her family in Argyle. You know a life-long friend when, despite not seeing each other for years, they get up at 3:30 am to drive 40 minutes & help you setup in the dark!

Jamie Rood in Booth - Frisco Texas - March 2010Also a special appreciation to my neighbors at the festival and especially good friends Collin Welsch and Bill Stiham (& girlfriend Livy) for the encouragement & hugs. Was great having Bill & Livy setup right beside me and providing me wine, chicken strips and fries and their wonderful personality to brighten my day! πŸ™‚

Jamie Rood in Booth - Frisco Texas - March 2010

Arts in the Square festival - Livy