Southwestern Invitational

This Friday I got the privilege to be curated into the Southwestern Invitational, which begins in Yuma and then a select group will travel all around Arizona. I am from Yuma and my family all still live in Yuma so it was great fun to be a part of this.  

 Photo by Archie Tucker  

Photo by Archie Tucker  

I was really impressed with Yuma's Fine Art Association gallery, I almost couldn't believe it! Beautiful facility.  

 

 Me with my juried painting, Waves of Sound, photo by Larry Willis.  

Me with my juried painting, Waves of Sound, photo by Larry Willis.  

My whole family came with, minus my two brothers who are both in the military. So here was the roster: my sister Lindsey with three of her children, Abby, Rachel and Elizabeth as well as her husband Zeb. Then there was my younger sister Mariah and her son Tristan. My grandma and grandpa and of course my mother Mari. So we were quite a group.  

 

 About half of the crew.  

About half of the crew.  

 Yuma Art Center  

Yuma Art Center  

 My mom and her friend Tari, looking at all the painting with 3D glasses they found. 

My mom and her friend Tari, looking at all the painting with 3D glasses they found. 

 My mom in shock of how my painting looks in 3D, lol. Love this photo.  

My mom in shock of how my painting looks in 3D, lol. Love this photo.  

All in all it was a great experience, and I think I will continue to submit to the Southwestern Invitational. I think it also inspired my family, and is a reminder of how art adds so much to our lives and community! 

 

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