View Full Version : State Fair Results Just in!!!

08-23-2004, 01:58 AM
Sorry if this seems like bragging but I'm just excited. Just got an email that all of my six entries to the State Fair won awards. Not sure which paintings got which yet... Results were: "You have three 1st, one Best of Lot, one 2nd & two HM's".

Thank you for indulging me!

Colleen :D:D:D

08-23-2004, 02:03 AM

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08-23-2004, 02:14 AM
Holy smokes! Were there any ribbons left for anybody else???? That's fabulous! Good for you! Talk about stealin' the show! You gotta love the fair, eh?? :clap: :wave:

Paula Ford
08-23-2004, 06:48 AM


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Kathryn Wilson
08-23-2004, 06:55 AM
fantastic Results!!! Congratulations!

Cheena K
08-23-2004, 08:12 AM
That's a SIXER!!! CONGRATS!!!

08-23-2004, 08:24 AM
WOW.......... how exciting....... excellent Chook........ not one BUT SIX!!!!, noone could beat that :clap: :clap: :clap: Very Impressive

08-23-2004, 09:23 AM
Thanks you lovelies!!! I'm still smiling this morning... I know its ONLY the State Fair but all positive feedback is nice to get aint it!!! :D:D:D

Cheers and have a wonderful day!! :D

08-23-2004, 10:31 AM
Congratulations, Colleen. YOu must be thrilled. I can't say I am surprised though...they are awards well deserved!


08-23-2004, 11:33 AM
Wow :clap: wow :clap: and wow again! :clap:

K Taylor-Green
08-23-2004, 11:59 AM
That's showing them, Colleen!!! Wow, 6 ribbons!! Well deserved.

08-23-2004, 12:17 PM
Wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-23-2004, 02:16 PM
Hey, I don't know about Nebraska, but the fair here is TOUGH on art! Some of the best artists in the state enter it because there aren't that many other venues where they can compete with each other...the ribbons always USED to go to pretty well known and established artists (haven't been there in a couple years). It's NOTHING to sneeze at...specially that MANY awards! geez

08-23-2004, 02:31 PM

We are all so happy for you!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: You truly deserve the honors....your work is outstanding!!

08-23-2004, 03:00 PM
:clap: Hip
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:clap: Hurray!

Kathryn Day
08-23-2004, 03:13 PM
:clap: Hooray for you!!! Be sure and show us your winners, when you know.

08-23-2004, 03:55 PM
Thank you all lovely people for your kind words!!! Will definitely show them when I find out which got what etc. Still smiling and I was just contacted by a lady who might want me to illustrate her book.. YAY!!! The God's are smiling on me at the moment.. :D :D I feel very blessed.

Cheers for now, Colleen

08-23-2004, 08:54 PM
Bravo! You must feel so proud of yourself! With your talent, each of those is well deserved! :clap:

08-23-2004, 09:15 PM
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Congrats!!!! I wonder which ones they were? :D

08-23-2004, 10:09 PM
Yippee!! Just wanted to say congrats!!! :clap:

08-24-2004, 01:54 AM
Nite all, last note from me til after next weekend. Off to Santa Fe to paint and draw.

On the awards thingy.. the paintings that won were:

First place, Best of Lot: Coffee Beans - colored pencil
1st pl.: Giraffe - pastel
1st pl.: Punkins - colored pencil
2nd pl.: Flower - watercolor
H.M.: Dolphins - pastel
H.M.: Grapes - watercolor/pastel.

You can see them best at my website (http://www.colleenbrown.com)

Thanks for all the well wishes.

Behave, take care and keep well.

Hugs to all,


Deborah Secor
08-25-2004, 01:43 PM
Colleen, is that all? hee hee hee! WHOO HOO!! You deserve the recognition!!! It's just terrific!

I hope you sell them all too!


08-25-2004, 01:50 PM
Colleen...so sorry I'm late to the party, I don't get over here to talk much...wow...that's so wonderful and so well deserved! I went to your website as I hadn't seen the beans and giraffe and not sure which flower it was but everything was definately worthy of a prize, no silly stuff about it only being a fair now! I hope this is just the beginning of a wonderful successful journey for you! :clap:

08-25-2004, 06:15 PM
Chooky - how can you be surprised? I'm certainly not!!! Your work is fabulous and it's about time you got the recognition!

Savor the glory and I'm sure you are smiling in Santa Fe as I type this.

Have fun!!!


08-25-2004, 07:03 PM
Excellent Chook, and to think these are new Pastels items that you have done and shared with us ..... we all feel such apart of it all ...... they look great on your website