Very honored to be in the company of several artists with more talent in their little pinky who are featured in the July Associate Members Show at the Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.
Among the 32 works in this show, I have two entries in the photography category and both received awards.
“Tennessee Whiskey,” a double exposure image on aluminum, was awarded Second Place. The judge wrote, “A good eye to see this makes a great photo. Fun title. Well framed.”
An Honorable Mention went to my abstract image titled “Blossoming Madly,” which the judge noted, “Makes one want to explore more closely. Imaginative.”
A closing reception is scheduled 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29, in CBAA’s Gallery at 124 W. Ohio St. on the Parke County Courthouse square.
My image of one of Indiana’s natural treasures secreted deep within Squire Boone Caverns south of Corydon, titled “Squire Boone’s Keep,” was awarded Third Place in the Photography category in the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Association’s Associate Members Show.
The annual juried show is the July featured exhibit in the CBAA’s Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.
I am a descendant of Squire Boone Jr., one of Indiana’s most prominent pioneers and brother of the famous Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone.
Squire Boone Jr. discovered the original cave opening about 1790 while trying to escape pursuing Indians.
Squire Boone Jr. later owned the land above the caverns in Mauckport, Indiana, where he built his home and the first grist mill in 1809 in Harrison County. His son, Moses Boone, settled in Putnam County, Indiana, and Moses’ daughter, Susan Boone Rissler, was my great-great-great-grandmother. Moses and Susan are buried in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery in Putnam County.