The categories were by medium; watercolor, pastel, oil and graphic (charcoal/graphite/colored pencil etc).
Three places were given in each category along with a best in show. I won three ribbons in the show and would have been so very excited had not my entries all been in the graphic category, which had only a total of 5 entries! Of course, the prize money is nice but it would have been so much more of an accomplishment had there been more pieces with which to compete.
The most exciting part was selling two of the three pieces I entered! Now there is some excitement for an artist.
The next show coming up is Die Kunstler in Fredericksburg, which is a membership show. I joined this group several months ago with an eye to entering this show. I have several friends who live in Fredericksburg and are members. Since two of my three show pieces are now sold, I had better get busy and finish some more work!