There is a little chat in the discussion area of Art Fair Insiders today about the results of the jurying for the Main Street
Fort Worth festival. A nonplussed artist was pretty amazed that there was such a large turnover in accepted exhibitors. Me, I'm not so surprised. Texas has become the new "art fair heaven" with money flowing pretty decently at the art fairs and as a result floods of applicants to the good Texas shows. That aside, a friend sent me this article from the Houston, Texas, school district of Cypress-Fairbanks,
Students win Culture Shapers Visual Arts awards
. Her granddaughter, Lauren age 17, won $5000 in a contest for student artists with the photograph pictured here. A group of Houston-area businessmen and women put up $70,000 for art awards! Now do you believe we should all be in Texas? Congratulations to you Lauren, and also to your grandmother, Della Smith, here in Michigan.