|Motorcycle parts family: for some reason lots of art this year featured motorcycles|
|To view this art we had to look through polarizing light filters: See below|
|Through the filter. As with so much of this art, you had to be there in person to appreciate|
|A series of otters carved from single pieces of walnut|
|My friend on a motorcycle|
|Giant Ford head. On my bike ride, there was a town full of these heads but I was in a van passing by when I saw them. Should have made the driver stop to take their pictures|
|All made from dryer lint. None of it was dyed. They collected the lint from various washings|
|Incredible pencil drawing that was 30 ft long|
|Detail of drawing|
|Waterfall from broken glass|
|Huge drawing that this is only a part of. Probably will win this year's prize.|
|The little frames are childhood photos making the larger photo of the adult|
|The City Band from afar so you can get some idea of its size. The artist was on hand to give the whole story of it|
|Installation of my friend's friend: Faces of the Homeless|
|Not part of ArtPrize but a gold mosaic ceiling of a church some art was in|
|My friend at lunch at a friend's sister's restaurant|
|Flower bower from cut metal|
|My poor attempt to capture the Tiffany|
|The side windows were easier to photograph|
Yesterday, my friend took 330 photos. I only took about 90. I will post more later.
There are 161 venues for ArtPrize. It is impossible to visit even half of them in one day. Perhaps I will return next week with my SIL who is coming tomorrow. Some of my favorites do not photograph like this huge carousal with strings of gossamer bats with changing lighting that flap their wings and circle to opera. Quite the show. Maybe there is a Youtube video of it. The installation that me and my friend will vote for, I can't even begin to describe. It won't win because it is in a minor venue. But it was fantastic!
This is the third year of the competition. They have extended it to last for a whole month. We get to vote on what we think is the best art. As there is prize money, the artists are out there canvassing your vote. Some venues get visited more than others so exposure is not equal. It would be easy to overlook a perfectly painted entry. Big installations get the attention and votes. They do have real judges go through and more fairly assess the work in a separate competition.
Due to my silly plantar fasciitis acting up, we didn't visit as many venues as last year.Also I got a flare up that I didn't notice until today, of my golfer's vasculitis, an ugly red rash on my calf. But it was a beautiful, wonderful day!