What a nice surprise it was when I looked in my envelope, to find a printed statement from the Jurors. Here is a small excerpt from the statement:
"Congratulations on being awarded Honorable Mention in the Pencil Persuasion Exhibition. We were awestruck by your beautiful composition (and the complexity of rendering such a diverse piece with the architectural form, human and rusty vehicle as your subject) as well as your masterful execution. (We also admired "The Boys of Summer) "
It was so nice of them to do this. We don't usually get this kind of input from a judge or jury. I think it's a wonderful addition to the award, maybe even better than the award itself.
Thank you Tohono Chul, Vicki Donkersley and Peggy Hazard!