This old building photo got second place in its category at the local art show held yesterday. First place went to a person with a sunset shot in Hawaii that had a tree in the foreground. It was a cool photo and deserved the award.
The public gets an opportunity to vote for a people’s choice award over all the categories, which includes the traditional oil paintings, water colors, etc. They also have a “soft” category which includes quilts and sewn pieces.
I was there at the end when the organizers were counting the votes. The people voted for a quilt, which was beautiful, but the organizers gave it to a different person that they wanted to win – they were stuffing the ballots right in front of me. I said out loud “that’s just wrong”, but they ignored me. That’s small town for you. It gets kind of frustrating at times. I’d write a letter to the editor, but one of the organizers of the art show works at the two-person local newspaper. Oh well.