The Rotary Art Show was not nearly as high a standard as I expected, with some pretty amateurish work on display, as well as some good quality work. None of my works won any awards. I probably wouldn't have given them awards as I don't think they were the best in any category, although of a comparable or better standard than most of the work on display I think.
I understand that they sold 38 of the 300 odd paintings, which is the same as last year.
The Mana Arts Society show, although much smaller, had some good quality work, and nothing that was really bad. When I visited on Sunday they had sold two paintings, one of which was mine.
Given the difference in entry fee ($2 each for Mana, $20 each for Rotary), and the difference in sales, I may just give Rotary a miss next year. If I have something I think is outstanding and might win an award then maybe.
I worked out that, with selling one painting for $250, taking into account 15% commission, entry fees, cost of delivery and collection, the actual income less expenses from the weekend was about $60. Just as well we do this for love, not money :).