Last Wednesday, I was super excited to have a painting displayed in the first annual Beit Shemesh Contest for the Arts… and I was even more excited when my painting won 2nd place!!
The Beit Shemesh Center for the Arts is a new initiative in our city, whose purpose is to encourage artistic development in different areas, including art, music, photography, and literature.
I took the kids in the afternoon to look around at all the beautiful artwork. They enjoyed it for about 2 minutes before turning their attention to the pastries and soda. Isn’t culture wonderful?!
The theme was “Shalom Beit Shemesh” which is NOT, as I originally thought, “Hello Beit Shemesh.” Nope! That would be “shalom” as in PEACE, not “Shalom” as in HELLO! Good thing we cleared that up before I started working on the painting!
All the other entries were stunning. If you want to check out the other prize winners and submissions, you can view this Facebook album!
In the evening there was a short program during which the winners were announced. Here’s the mayor, who announced the winners, holding my painting! I didn’t understand every single word, since of course he spoke in Hebrew, but I did catch the phrase “meel-yon do-llar”. Mayor, if you want it for a million dollars, it’s yours!!