Mastrangelo one of the Winners at “Best of the Best” Exhibition at Orlando Museum’s 1stThurs.

Just last month I had the pleasure of winning “Best of Show” at the 1st Thursday’s “Inside/Out” Exhibit at Orlando Museum of Art. This 1st Thursday, June 5th all the winning artists from the past year were invited back with larger bodies of work.  I looked forward to meeting the “Best of Show”winning artists at the Evening Reception.

Al and I entered the Exhibit Hall and immediately spied the First Prize Ribbon awarded to John Baker for his provocative piece: “Locked in Paradise.” It was an attention grabber, because Paradise was unattainable. The Photograph of Paradise was secured behind a welded grid.

John Baker with “Locked in Paradise” winning “Best of the Best”

John Baker is looking very proud.  He should be: with the coveted “Best of the Best” award.

Al and I passed by some more interesting art works.  When we arrived at my exhibit, Jim Hosner and a photographer were waiting for us. Lo and Behold!  There was a second award next to my “Inside 52GA-R” sculpture. Though it read: “Honorable Mention,”  it was the only other award  given by the judges that night, almost like Runner Up to “Best of the Best”  The cash award was presented by Jim Hosner while a photographer took our picture. I wish I had a copy of that photo. Here is one that Al took.

Bobbi Mastrangelo with “Inside 52GA-R,” “Best of the Best, Runner- Up”

I was euphoric for the whole evening.  The artists convened outdoors for a group photo

Michael Moffett, Cherie Bosela, Gladiola Sotomayor, Crystal Bernard, Bobbi Mastrangelo,  John Baker, Louis Lochead, Michael Allen Langshaw and Edson Campos: Best of Show Artists at Orlando Museum of Art’s 1st Thursday June 5, 2014.

Gladiola Sotomayor won “The People’s Choice Award”

The reception was a delightful social event, learning about the artists, making new acquaintances and networking.

All nine of us: “Best of the Best” will be exhibiting our art at The Mayor’s Gallery, 3rd Floor at Orlando City Hall from June 14- September 12, 2014. The Mayors’ Gallery is open Monday – Friday  8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  Orlando City Hall is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue.

13 Responses to “Mastrangelo one of the Winners at “Best of the Best” Exhibition at Orlando Museum’s 1stThurs.”

  1. Peggy Wolfson Says:

    Hello Bobbi,
    It was delightful to meet you on Thursday evening. We were the couple (friends) who came in just as you were arriving.
    I am also impressed with your ‘grate’ art. It is impeccable, unique and truly beautifully accomplished.
    I am a completely unschooled artist who enjoys painting at home. Most recently I did my first folk art, painting an old cupboard I found in a used furniture store. I completely enjoyed the process.
    I am also a published poet. My 6th book will soon be out. (I do have an MFA in creative writing.)
    Hope to see you again.
    Peggy Wolfson

  2. Toni Pantaleo of NJ Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to my favorite artist.
    I knew you would be a winner. I will open your blog.

    Yeah!!!
    Toni Pantaleo
    Your Solivita Snowbird Neighbor.

  3. Tony Handler Says:

    Bobbie,
    Congrats !!! Not a surprise that you were among the winners.
    Tony and Narda

  4. Angelo Mastrangelo Says:

    Bobbi…congratulations! We think you are the best…
    Angelo
    Your Brother-in-law
    http://leadershipmodel.net/

  5. Ernestine Vicari Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! It’s nice to know a winner.
    Ernie
    Solivita Artisan’s Guild
    http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/ernestine-vicari

  6. Judith Shapiro Says:

    You must be on cloud 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations.
    That is a real honor.
    Judy
    Solivita Artisan’s Guild

  7. Sandy Wicker Says:

    Dear Bobbi,
    Hooray! Good for you! I’ll honorably mention
    that you’re always a winner to me!
    Love & Congrats,
    Sandy

  8. Judie Betschen Pufpaff Says:

    Dear Bobbi,

    An Honorable Mention at that level is GREAT recognition, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sounds like a lovely reception, meeting fellow artists and basking in all of that creative energy, perfect……

    Sending love,
    Your Sister, Judie
    http://www.judiepufpaff.com

  9. Kathy Wheeler Says:

    Congratulations. Your hard work and talent are shining through your art work. So happy for you!
    Kathy
    Your Novel Group Book Buddy

  10. Pat Holton Says:

    Dear Bobbi,
    I have just been looking up your web site to get your email address and now I understand that congratulations are in order for being awarded runner-up in The Best of the Best Exhibition. Well done and much deserved with your dedication to Grate Things!
    Kind Regards,
    Pat Holton of the UK

  11. Gaby Backert Says:

    Hooray Bobbi,
    Con-GRATE-ulations from the Inside-Out.
    Your Grate Work got the Recognition it deserves.
    Congratulations!
    I wish you much enjoyment with your next endeavor.
    Fondly,
    Gaby and Hans Backert

  12. In Addition, Gaby Backert Says:

    Guten Abend Bobbi,
    Your piece was the most interesting to me, But the main thing was the get together of kindred spirits, exchanging of ideas, admiring the work of others and being inspired.

    It all came together to a beautiful and memorable evening. the artists are all wonderful people to spend time with.

    As for my cruise, I should have taken my Passport to the World (Languages) with me, will do so next time. Bobbi, a cruise is a bonanza for our hobby of speaking phrases in different languages. There were crew members from 72 countries and we did get to talk to many of them.

    I am working on 2 quilts, want to get them finished so I can start a landscape work.
    Gute Nacht
    Gaby

  13. Mary Levtzow of Ohio Says:

    Dear Bobbi,
    May the Lord Bless and Keep you as you continue
    sharing your great and grate talents across America.
    Love in Christ,
    Mary

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