I am not sure you are still participating here but I have a question about your review for the 3 Rivers show in Covington, LA. (The review was written 3 years ago and appears in the show review section.)
I am still a relative newcomer to shows, been doing them 3 years now. You wrote:
". . . first time show artists making functional get best of show, . . ."
Excuse my ignorance but which is more of a problem... that a first time show artist won or that he or she produces functional pieces? Are you saying this person is winning in his or her first show EVER or the first time here at this show?
I really don't know what the issue is. :D