In November, I posted that I had entered two oil paintings in a competition for the 24th year of the Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge poster. In the past, the posters have sold well as a fundraiser for the Breckenridge Music Festival. I often see them in homes here in Summit County, Colorado. My two submissions brough the total of entries to 22, and I found out recently that one was selected as a finalist! The photos above were the two I submitted, both 18x24, and the lower landscape is the one that made the finals.
There are no specific requirements about whether the poster should feature music or just be representative of the beautiful area in which we live. Mine was a local landscape with fall color, and the other finalist is a watercolor by Linda Dice of a woman leaning against a tree, playing a flute. Linda is a fellow New Zealander who also hangs her work in Arts Alive Gallery. Needless to say, I am thrilled, but I wonder if the poster will even get printed this year. Apparently, with the economy affecting many aspects of the art world, money for this project is in short supply. If it doesn't happen this year, it may not happen ever again! That would be unfortunate. Wish us luck!