Thursday, August 15, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! Derwent Battery Operated Sharpener

Product Description: Sharpen 5 different pencil diameters with ease. The durable blades assure perfect points. A clear cover makes it easy to see when the shavings reservoir is full, and slides out for easy cleaning. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included) for operation.

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108 comments:

  1. My art instructor had a show at our local gallery, and she included some of her student's work....About four of my pieces were used.

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  2. I had a month long display at my public library. If was fun to hear the comments. My blog has my work on display too. Those comments are in writing so that's even better.

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  3. Yes a couple of times though the local college and near by art shows. I was always so nervous but excited at the same time. There isnt much better in life than getting compliments on something that you have worked so long on. When you put so much of yourself into every piece you create it feels good to know that others appreciate it. I would love that Derwent battery operated pencil eraser, it sure would save time...congrats to whomever is the lucky winner

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  4. I would love to but I never had a chance! Maybe next time :)

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  5. Unfortunately no, I'm still studying, there is so much to learn! LOREDANA ZACCARO

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  6. My work has been on display three times in the last year; along side some fabulous artists. The first was at the Bristol Vermont Animal Hospital, then the Ilsley Library in Middlebury and I am proud to say permanently at the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center which is also in Middlebury.

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  7. Yes, I had my drawings on public display at local area several times. I think it is good to show my artworks for more people. They tell me encouragements or critique. Its stimulate me to achieve better results of drawing.

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  8. I have shown my colored pencil drawing in galleries and shows for years.

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  9. Yes, I do local art shows so far. Also one of my pieces hangs in a golf course club house. I would love the derwent sharpener as my old electric has just about given up the ghost.

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  10. No, I have never had my art on public display. My daughter has - and she is only 15! I live vicariously through her. (Elizabeth Towns)

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  11. Sadly no. But I'm always hopeful! :)

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  12. Unfortunately not in the capacity I aspire to...but yes every year I entered a piece of work that I did in high school into our local show that we had. I grew up in the country so this was very low key, but managed a first place once for a portrait of Elvis Presley...yay!

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  13. My work has been displayed in three shows in our local Art League and I had a private booth with items for sale at the Danville, Illinois Arts in the Park this past summer. Two of my pieces sold almost as I placed them on the table. It was very exciting.

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  14. Yes, many times. I have had two solo shows, been in a number of group shows, and every year enter a minature show in Nov. This show is open to all adult artists in North America.

    Anyone who wants to try their hand at miniatures is welcome to try out. Since I mostly draw, I try to encourage more drawing artists to get out there and display.

    We are serious artists, not just doodliers, as many painters seem to think!
    http://www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance/_pgg2.php3



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  16. You could say that! I participated in a high school art project painting a flood wall along the Arkansas river. Several student artists, including myself were given sections of the 1200ft concrete wall. Mine was most of the bottom half. It is in a beautiful park vistied by 100's of people daily. People from all over have seen my art on display. It was painted 30 years ago. Now, I am leading the pack to see this restored. Several of us are returning to paint our sections. So for over 30 years my art has been on public display. Hoping to do the necessary restoration for 30 more. It's wonderful...https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wall-Mural-Restoration-Project/381775005172806

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  17. I have done many group shows and a solo show at the library. That is a great place to show your work for anyone who never thought of that. In the old (my wild, younger) days I had my art work at all the hottest nightclubs in downtown Washington, DC and a solo exhibit a Perry's Restaurant which operates as gallery as well as restaurant as the owner's ex is the curator of the well-know Addison-Riply gallery in DC, they also have a great drag queen brunch every Sunday! After kids other stuff where my focus became teaching, I am re-launching my career and hoping my next show might be at one of these fabulous Northern Virginia wineries.

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  18. I recently graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. My professors in the drawing, painting, mixed media, perspective, and life drawing classes all had me sign releases to use my work as examples of what the expectations were for related drawing assignments! While not necessarily a gallery setting, my work is displayed in the online classroom environment to the student body! Kind of exciting!
    And I would add, that Derwent pencils are the only ones I used for my drawing assignments.

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  19. I did in high school. We had huge display cabinets in the front of the school and my art teacher kept putting my work in them. She also kept some of my art for reference to other classes on how to do it right. Those were her words!

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  20. Have entered pieces at our local state fair. Last year, I won Amateur Grand Champion. What a thrill!

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  21. no, I haven't, as I am a beginner but that would be my dream for the future.....unless you consider family, friends and my newly found FB site for colored pencil lovers!

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  22. yes, I constantly show my art in local cafes, galleries and shows. :)

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  23. About fifteen ten years ago I had my art in several a few shows at the local galleries. Sincewhich I have been extremely busy with teaching Art. In the last year I created a website www.raziyaswanart.com and this is my comeback! Ive been making Art again!! Check it out!!!

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  24. My "Over Population" was on display at the entrance of Foothill Jr. College, Los Altos, CA many, many, years ago in the early 70's. My art was on display in my insurance brokerage for a few years. Often, people wanted to purchase it. It is not for sale.

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  25. When I was in elementary school a drawing of mine was used on all the posters for a city festival! And I've done a few high school shows, some have been displayed in local museums. ^_^

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  26. Ho partecipato a diverse mostre d'arte della mia città, sto anche studiando all'accademia di belle arti corso Pittura.
    Spero di realizzare il mio sogno, continuando a migliorami ogni giorno di più.

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  27. I took graphite pencil lessons years ago and my teacher used a few of my drawings to promote her classes. I'm new to colored pencil so I'm not ready to put my work on display.

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  28. Yes, I've had my art on display at the local library and also at the local community college art gallery.

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  29. I did in high school where it was displayed as part of a group of winners.

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  30. just at my drawing room :D
    i am a junior n a learning artist so didn't get chance but sure i will :)

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  31. Yes, when I was in school. I won second place, got a red ribbon for it.

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  32. you! I have already explained in 3 exhibitions and will be scheduled for a date: from 08/09/2013 to 15/09/2013 in Treviso Bresciano 25070, Brescia, Italy.

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  33. Yes, I've had my my art exhibited several times.
    And it is "scary" and exciting every time :)

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  34. I had an exhibition at my local hospital, I sold a couple of pieces and gave the hospital 10% of the sales, I asked if I could do it again a few months later and they wanted 30%......!

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  35. Had a month long hanging of my work at a local upscale beer bar, such a wide range of commentaries, and they got better as the beer flowed into the night!

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  36. No not yet but I am planning to have an exhibit next year :D and have been drawing solidly for over a year to get pieces to display

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  37. Yes. A few times in local shows and one international art exchange. Also, a library in a neighboring county actually purchased a piece to permanently display. Honored! Cathy Head

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  38. No offline displays so far. But I do display my work online through FB & my other associated groups.

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  39. I had things on public display in a city art display when I was in Grade school. And I had a large illustration of a light house with a 3 mast square sailing ship night scene used as a cover for a serving window at church.

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  40. Well, semi-public. In grad school, we had a talent night, where people could set up works of art or perform something. I had a couple of my paintings displayed. (I also read a poem I'd written.) And most of my finished stuff is on facebook. (Does that count?)

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  41. Yes three times I have had pencil drawings paintings and pottery in the State College of Florida's student art show I have had two winners one being an Eagle prisma pencil drawing and one being a oil pastel drawing

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  42. No I had never ever any display of my art in public but i have posted one of my art drawing on FB.

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  43. While I have never had my work on display publicly, it's because I never have enough completed projects in reserve to show. Most of my work is custom and out the door so no portfolio. Dang it! It's a good thing when the work sells. I have started using facebook to show some of the work though, and I always take pictures of the work before it goes out the door.

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  44. I have a show coming up in October in Brooklyn!!! Very exciting

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  45. Yes my art was on display at the Florida State Fair..I won first place for portraits of my 3 dachounds and 1 dorkie(doxie,yorkie mix)..it was my first animal portrait.....i was so suprised. Love my colored pencils....now i have my grand children drawing in colored pencils......they love it....

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  46. No unless you count the time in fourth grade that they displayed my art on the bulletin board on Parents night. I did win a jump rope for 2th place.

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  47. On a drawing course I go to, will our drawings be shown on the school's student exhibition, and it takes place at the Town Hall in the city.

    Jette p. m. nielsen

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  48. My work was in public display many times since I was 16 years old.

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  49. Once I drew a figure of a hardworking poor woman and her child. I drew that for a contest when I was 14 years old. BUT I made it for my cousin :p and guess what she won the contest :)) It was displayed in from of students of many schools. :)

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  50. I have, on a couple of levels! The studio where I paint/learn has a student art show every two years, and I've participated in three of those so far. I won a red ribbon last year, which absolutely made my year. :)

    On the other level, I exhibit at art/craft shows with some of my less-art-more-craft things. Jewelry, fiber-art-stuff, other crafts. I'm new to colored pencil, first picked them up last fall, so I'm playing with the idea of eventually adding some 2-d art to the mix. :)

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  51. Yes. Currently my art is being displayed at the Riverside Administration Center until August 23rd in Riverside, CA. I have four pieces there now.

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  52. Yes My art has been in many state fair competitions and I have won a couple of ribbons for them.

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  53. Yes I have I entered a couple of art shows unfortunately I have still not won anything.

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  54. Unfortunately no! But maybe someday!

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  55. I belong to the Magnolia Chapter of Decorative Painting in Baton Rouge, LA and October is Decorative Painting Month. Yearly we display paintings of various medium in 4 or 5 local library's in several parishes. I have had several colored pencil pieces displayed over several years. Won 1st and 2nd place in colored pencil at Barnes & Noble in Lafayette, LA thru a showing put on by Southern Gardenia Chapter of Lafayette, LA.

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  56. Greenhouse Malta an environmental NGO organized an event for the ‘Earth Day’ - 22nd April 2013. Apart from screening of a documentary they exhibited art at the University of Malta. Some of my artwork was exhibited for the occasion.

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  57. This year I had first public display of my artworks at the Moscow Zoo Gallery. There where life and drawn snakes on display.
    I'm very happy about it and hoping for more such displays.

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  58. Only in nursery school times...
    Tatiana Reznitskaya

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  59. When I was in elementary school - in the principal's office!

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  60. I didnt really show my work. It embarrassed me and made me feel extremely uncomfortable. One reason I post it online now to push myself. So it shocked me to find out an art class instructor used several of my semester works for examples for his class. Is that the same? :)

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  61. I had a pencil drawing on display in the hall in school and somebody stole it. Really loving this pencil sharpener. It looks like a winner!

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  62. Yes, I've had pieces displayed at various art shows, at a dinner theatre, at a local art gallery and at an interior design shop. I love to sit back indiscreetly and watch folks' reactions as they view the pieces!

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  63. With much work and faith everything is possible.I have my hopes up to exhibit soon. Monique O.

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  64. No. Unless you are counting FB and Blogger then Yes :)

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  65. No, just on facebook. Lots of people have seen it, but not on public display.

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  66. Yes, I have had my art displayed many times since I joined the local art guild last year. The guild meets once a month and offers artists a display for one month per year at the City Hall, in addition to 4--6 shows a year, some juried, some not. I've won a couple of prizes in the juried shows and did a demonstration of my colored pencil work at one of the meetings. I enjoy the enthusiasm of the people who like my work--they stop me at the supermarket or in the library to say, "I saw your artwork--so neat!" and that makes my day. I make art so that others can see and enjoy the vision that I translated onto paper. Public shows bring my work to others to fulfill that purpose.

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  67. I have been in the local galleries winter exhibition twice now, hopefully again this year :)

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  68. I have had my work displayed in the local Art Show, as a student addition in high school, and before that, at a work function of my dad's. I have also done a mural in a local library, and a few art displays for the children's summer reading programs there. I would love to be involved in something more, though. My goal is to be accepted into Dragon*Con next year, or some similar event.

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  69. arts shows, craft shows and shops .. sold a lot so I am an official artist :0)

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  70. Had a recent CP drawing of a puffin at the Univ of MI employee art show & won 2nd place!! I was very pleased!

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  71. My first public showing was when I was about 12, my horse drawing was in a magazine. I was SO excited to be "published"!!

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  72. I had artwork on display at the local country fair.

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  73. I had my Year 12 art on display after earning a perfect score!

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  74. I had my art displayed for the "Unsettled Bodies Show" at the Phoenix Arts Center. It was an oil painting with glaze techniques.

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  75. I had a sculptural piece made with polymer clay on display at the SC State fair. Does that count?

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  76. yes, i have had my work on public display about three times, with about six paints and always in a collective exhibitions, on the hall of my art school, on the principal hall of the library of my university and on the exhibition room of another university on my country.

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  77. A bank in our little town offers us artists opportunity to display our art so I do that periodically. In addidtion a local restaurant started offering wall space free and just asks you leave it up no more than 6 weeks so they rotate their "decorations" LOL! great ways to publically display our art!
    Doris Woodruff Corinth Texas

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  78. only in school - junior high and high school art classes.

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  79. Yes. I submit work to The Sketchbook Project. Also, had ATCs displayed in a local Art school.

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  80. YES! only in school.. it is a project of our alumni.. the project is all about to gather all the artist in the school and teach them about arts specially on painting :)

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  81. Yes, I've had my work on display. I was on "holiday" in Wales several years ago. I had gone along the coast and saw this 800 year old school house still in one piece so I took out my travel kit and started "painting" it. A few weeks later a friend of mine, also in Wales, and an artist got an invitation for him to display his work there as a fund raiser to save the old building. Unbeknownst to me my friend had tucked some of my smaller watercolor paintings and the one I did of the school in his portfolio... only a few of his were chosen to be displayed, but when the woman running the fundraiser got to mine, she said she wanted all 5 showing in her school because they conveyed the charm and warmth as well as the day in age when it was in its former glory. I don't have many photos of all of them, especially the school house (forgot my ac converter at home so no digital pics of the school house). So I gifted her with the school house painting as my way of thanking her for the honor. They decided not to include it in the group for sale but did have it hanging near the historical section of the school. It was the most touching and amazing thing that has ever happened to me. Yes, I cried when she said she was putting it with the historical section. I wish I could remember the name of the school and have since lost touch with the friend in wales.. so many years ago as well... but it moved me so much and kept me going. Eventually I'll find my backed up photos of the ones I did have pics of and will put it in a separate set on my flickr.

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  82. Yes, my glass picture sold within a week of being hung at my gallery. Five days after it had been completed.

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  83. When I was about 12 yrs old I entered a competition for a dog show. My entry was displayed in a local shop promoting the dog show. I got no prize but was pleased to have it displayed.

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  84. Alas, I have not had my work displayed in public, but I can always hope that one day some of my pieces get displayed and even purchased. That would be a thrilling experience for me!

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  85. Yes I have had my work on public display. I used to go to this public library to sometimes draw because I liked the environment. The Librarian saw me with my art pad and asked to take a look at my work. She said that she likes my work and asked me if I would like to teach an art class. I was 15 at the time and this happened in 2011 . I loved teaching the class and I was the complete in-charge of it. It was just a summer thing. In the summer of 2012, I again used to go there to draw and even though the staff changed, there was a new manager, librarian and other people but the same thing happened. I kept on teaching the class and at the time I was 16. They saw how people are attracted to my work and they suggested that i should put up an art exhibition over here. I was really happy to hear that they thought my work was worth displaying in public. I worked really hard on the exhibition and on the first day, we arranged a small opening ceremony and it turned into a big one. MORE THN 200 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. Now I am 17 and am still a proud teacher. i have never learned art from anyone but I just love to work with colors and share it with people.

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  86. Maybe you could have a contest for people who are not on FB?

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  87. No, not yet. My journey with colored pencils has just begun...T Ludwig

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  88. My work was displayed at my school one piece at a time (because it was a small area, and I was one of multiple students getting featured), as an initiative for people to join the classes. I have also created an image for a yoga studio to use and that is displayed in their window, newsletters, and ads.

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  89. I have had my tole painted 5' Santa donated to an auction to benefit the MS Society.

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  90. No I have never had any work displayed. I have just started with coloured pencils after a couple of years using pastels. It is a totally different way of drawing. I live in a very rural area but I suppose I could contact my local library or see if a local art group has any exhibitions. Never too late to learn, I am nearly 65 and recently retired.


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  91. Once on a festival, but nothing serious so far.

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  92. No, but I intend to this year. I plan to have an art show at our church. It seems that many of our members are good painters, while others are good photographers.I will enter colored pencils - if I get them sharpened just right.

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  93. No, I have never entered a show. I am very new to colored pencil and I am self taught so it's taking a while, it's even slower being 59 years old with Rheumatoid Arthritis it takes a while. I am moving from graphite to Colored Pencil.

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  94. As of now, no... but I'm very keen in putting up my work for public display which is my dream. Once I get hold of the medium and I become confident, I shall give a go ahead.

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  96. Won 1st Place in High School Art Club contest
    khamilto70
    Ken Hamilton

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  97. Yes, I have had several shows of my work. I regularly show in area art show and belong to an artist-co op, so my work in on display there.

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  98. ever, have only occasionally loose drawings exhibited in group exhibitions for prizes or contests. I wish

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