Back in early February of 2014, I ran across a Craigslist add for the Walla Walla Farmers Market. The Farmers Market, or WWFA for short, was having a poster contest, and the winner of the contest would get to receive a free vendor spot for the season. I decided to enter the contest and the below images is where I began. I first went through the web site and found an image and I started to paint it. Well, I finished and presented it to the manager of the WWFA and she said it would not work. I painted a picture of the Farmers Market old location. I missed this detail, so I went ahead and started over.
I asked the manager for some pictures of the new location at the fair grounds and through all those pictures I created the painting below. I went through lots of critiquing, but it all final came together and I entered the final draft. Glenda the Manager for the WWFA, said really great things about it, the only issue was I had to wait about 6 weeks to find out the results. Well, on April 11, 2014, I received a call from Glenda and she told me that I had won the Poster contest. I was so happy. I started to cry a little. I agreed to be at the WWFA Market on May 3, 2014 for their first opening day of the 2014 season to sign posters. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I appreciate all my friends and family encouraging me along the way! Please check out the Walla Walla Farmers Market this year! http://www.gowallawallafarmersmarket.com/ Thank you!