Most years I will enter a few paintings in the County Fair the Imperial Expo. I usually get ribbons as a result (ok, I pretty much always get ribbons, someone has to toot that horn). This year I entered four paintings and received two second places and two thirds, in different categories.
One category I had not entered before was ‘abstract/non-representational’ and “Love Rain” took a third place. This painting is a synesthetic vision of a song, “Walk Across the Rooftops” by “Hats”.
I didn’t get a chance to see the exhibit, but fortunately Imperial Valley Press took some photos. One of my paintings is in the 9th of these photos.