The New Mexico State Fair opens today. But last night Sherry and I went to the fairgrounds for the "Evening of the Arts," a time when all the artists were invited to a preview of the winning entries in all of the artistic categories -- including Photography.
Although I had high hopes, there was no Blue, Red or White ribbon for me this year. I was pleased to see, though, that both of my entries were on display, as were two of Sherry's four. A limited number are shown, and they are selected based upon the scores awarded by the judges. So Sherry and I felt like "winners" even without ribbons. And, if you can believe the name tag they issued me, I am now officially an "artist."
It was a fun experience, and now I've got an entire year to go out and shoot a winning photo for next year's State Fair competition.