Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Convention Recap - Top Award to Shinji Harada of Japan
There are 19 other award winners. The artists' names, titles of the artwork and images can be found at Winners 2010.
The convention was held at the Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel with events happening every day. Following two days of meetings by the Board and the District Chapter delegates, there were two days of workshops by CPSA members, Ester Roi and Allan Servoss. As usual, the popular Membership Meeting on Thursday evening wowed the audience by showing all entries to this year's show and giving out a multitude of door prizes. In fact, all members who put a ticket in at the meeting received a door prize! The most exciting part of the Membership Meeting evening is learning who has the winning bids for the Silent Auction pieces. This year after a feverish final round of bidding, the top bid was for the work by Elizabeth Patterson, CPSA (CA). You can see the entire group of donations at 2010 Silent Auction.
The 20th Anniversary fundraising raffle for which we sold tickets brought in just under $2000. We are very grateful to those of you who bought tickets and the multiple winners this year are very pleased as well.
It was a great time to be together. If you haven't attended a convention, please try to fit it into your plans for next year. More information on that event coming soon.