* Carmen Beecher * Cindy Michaud * Carol Schiff * Denette Schweikert * Donna Vines * Mary Warnick * Kathy Garvey *Fay Picardi * Jean Thomas

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Carmen Beecher Wins 1st Place at CFAI!

The Pieces of 8 are so proud to announce that our talented Carmen just won FIRST PLACE in the Contemporary Fine Art International juried show titled “The World Outdoors.” Her entry "Cathedral Rock" is just beautiful and it's so wonderful that it was recognized by CFAI. 

Contemporary Fine Art International was founded for promotion and exposure of artists internationally. They host over 100 blogs, through various social media forums, two annual books, a bimonthly magazine and other marketing campaigns. They also host monthly “Artist Showdowns” and quarterly juried shows which is what Carmen entered. 

Asked about how she came to paint this large oil painting, Carmen responded: "When we visited Sedona, Arizona last year I was blown away by the magnificent scenery. To get this scene, My husband and I went to a park, looking for this view of beautiful Cathedral Rock. We turned the wrong way and hiked and hiked, but that was a treat, because it was a gorgeous path along the river. We came upon a forest of cairns that people had built of stacked stones--hundreds of them. We finally found the above scene 100 yards from our car after we hiked back. "

Carmen sent along an amazing photo of the cairns she spotted.
To see the original "Cathedral Rock" painting and many more of Carmen's marvelous oil paintings (not to mention her fun zentangles and clever collages) please visit us at Ralph's Art Supply on Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District for first Friday this week. All of the Pieces of 8 will have art on display. We'll be there almost all day Saturday, too!

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