That's right, I made it through BOTH rounds of judging and my piece, Grafted In, will be on display in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from March 20 until October 11, 2009!
I won't know if I won any of the awards until the exhibition opens, but I am so excited that so many people will see my work! Not only will it be in the Conference Center through two General Conferences, as well as other meetings, programs, and tours, but it will also be available for viewing on the online exhibit beginning March 21, and might also be featured in Church publications.
"This unique art competition, held every three years since 1987, encourages Latter-day Saint artists around the world to use their talents to express their spiritual convictions and religious beliefs. This year's exhibition features nearly 200 works chosen from  entries submitted by artists from 40 countries."
-from the official invitation to the exhibit (IRI)
I was told in my letter that myself, my family, and my friends are invited to the opening so I am extending that to all of you. If you live in the Salt Lake area and have been following my progress, even more-so if you contributed to my original requests, I would love to see you there!
Friday, March 20, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The awards ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Theater. Entrance to the theater is through door 2 or 3.
The reception and exhibition will be in the Grand Atrium Foyer on the Terrace (Second) Level. Entrance to the exhibition is through door 15.
I can't wait to see you there!