Last Monday morning I received an email telling me I had won Best of Show in an international juried art competition!!  What a way to start the week!!

Sierra Water     Sierra Water, 58″x34″, detail below

Sierra Water, detail

The winning collage is “Sierra Water”.  The juror, Maggie Witt, had this to say about my work:

I could not believe, at first, that Sierra Water was a fiber collage. The painterly treatment of the scene, the sheen of the water’s reflection and the sharpness of the rocks’ contours and shadows–all these things belonged, in my unenlightened mind, to the world of paint and canvas. Ms. Axelrad has proven to me how fiber can meet and even exceed the greatest accomplishments of other, perhaps more “conventional” media.

To see the competition, click on this link

To see the original collage, visit it at the Ritz Carlton at Northstar (near Lake Tahoe)

I wonder what will happen THIS week?!?!?