Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I had so much fun at the San Diego Bear Show this weekend. I was thrilled to see some club members, collectors and my artist friends. I had forgotten how much fun these shows are. I would like to thank all the collectors who attended and supported the event. On the Saturday evening we had a banquet and remembered past shows. I think I first did that show as an artist about 20 years ago. Many of the artists I first met there are still attending and the same can be said of some of the collectors. Linda Mullins received a well deserved Industry award and Jon Port gave a great talk detailing Linda`s outstanding contributions to the bear world. The Toby Industry Choice awards were announced and many of my artist friends won. I am thrilled to say that I picked up two Toby awards in the Manufacturing section for the two pieces pictured, `Rocking Red Dragon` and my Valentine Jester `Vesta`.