|Project by Jack Labor||posted 03-02-2011 08:05 PM||1665 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
In the summer of 2008 I drove to Lancaster, PA ( I live ne Philadelphia) to display five pieces in the SSW anual picnic show. I had, to this point never exhibited my work in public. I entered my pieces and then walked around and viewed the other entries. about 80-90 pieces in all.
They ushered everyone out at 11:00 to do a private Judging. I was told it could take up to two hours. I returned from lunch with the hopes of winning at least one ribbon. As a got to the door a gentalman I had just met that morning said, “Nice going Jack, you swept it.” I was taken aback at I entered the room. I looked to see that every one of my entries had won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place and the Grizzley Walk had taken “Best In Class” for Complex Intarsia.” What a boost to my enthusiasm for my work. I was so well accepted by my peers, that I was speechless.
-- Jack Labor - Elmwood Intarsia - Artistry In Wood