Award of Excellence at the Downtown Art Festival 2013

Award of Excellence at the Downtown Art Festival 2013

I’m thrilled to announce that I won an Award of Excellence at the Downtown Art Festival today in Gainesville, Florida!

Two judges visit every competitive booth during the day to score artists on originality, execution, and overall presentation of their work. At 4 PM, the festival staff and the judges begin visiting the winning booths to present the awards. I was stunned when someone came up to me in my booth around 4:30 to tell me “something wonderful was about to happen!”

I’m very grateful to the Festival and the judges for this recognition. It’s great to have this happen in my hometown.

The show continues tomorrow, Sunday November 17 from 10 AM – 5 PM. I’m in Booth 127 and I’d love to see you if you’re in the area and have a chance to stop by.



  1. Jill Banks on November 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Congratulations, Cindy!!!!! Wow! Your booth looks wonderful. Smart judges.

    • Cindy on November 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thanks so much, Jill! I’m super excited.

  2. Dorry on November 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, well done Cindy! What an honor for you and, yes, super exciting as well. Congratulations! I hope this translated into lots of foot traffic at your booth.

    • Cindy on November 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks so much Dorry! I did get a lot of people in the booth as well and met some interesting folks, which is always fun.