“Lily of the Pond” wins Judge’s Choice Award

The Small Stones Festival of the Arts, a juried exhibition held in October in Grafton, MA is a much anticipated fall event in the Greater Worcester area. My image,”Lily of the Pond“, was selected as a Judge’s Award by esteemed juror Al Weems, a corporate & commercial photographer whose focus is fine art portraiture.

The Exhibit was held October 16 – 24 at the beautiful Great Hall on the Grafton Common. This event included 500 submissions of art and photography from which 144 were chosen for the exhibit. Two panels of three judges known in their respective fields scored the works for each category.

My husband, Phil Atiyeh, also had two great images – “The Warrior” and “Tidal Stream” – selected for the Exhibit.

The mission of the Small Stones Festival of the Arts is to elevate the practice and appreciation of fine art and photography in the Blackstone Valley and beyond. It was truly an honor for both of us to be exhibited with such talented visual artists.

Visit the Web Gallery to see all of this year’s submissions and winning entries.

To learn more about the story behind the image of “Lily of the Pond”, click here.