The selected exhibits had been displayed in the Sunderland Library Gallery during September and my small A4 sized framed cartoon looked a bit lost among the impressive array of large scale and professional looking works which had been put together by the folk of Sunderland, everything from 2D art, pottery and poetry to models, knitted scenes and clothing. I certainly didn't expect to be a prize winner from what I saw of the other exhibits.
So you could have knocked me down with a feather when I was invited to attend the Opening night of the final exhibition at the Sunderland University Design Centre, having been awarded a runner up prize of £250 !!! :-O
|Invitation to the Opening Night and a reminder of my entry|
Here's a photo of all the prize-winners on the night, and a boatful of other photos from the occasion can be found on facebook : fb.me/7x4wuhHWO
|That's me on the left at the back|
photo from Twitter @PMCallaghan
The judges apparently all had different favourites and my personal favourites didn't even win a prize. But I'm not complaining, and many thanks to Paul Callaghan and Sunderland MAC trust for choosing my entry as one of the winners, I'm very thankful (and so will the kids be come Christmas). :-)