As we prepare for the fall show season, I would like to take a quick look back over the fastest summer in my memory. We headed up to Bath County Virginia, which may be the pretest setting for any art show on the east coast. This is a sweet little show that draws artist and collectors from Southwestern Virginia all the way up through the Shenandoah Valley. I have been doing this show for many years and always look forward to a diverse and enjoyable show. Michael Haga, the Associate Dean of the College of Charleston School of the Arts came up to judge the show and Hurricane was presented the honor of best post industrial material sculpture. I also took “Tropic of Cancer” to the League of Roanoke Artist Showcase show at the historical Jefferson Center. This is the only local show I do every year and it is simply one of the nicest. It is so sweet to see what my artist friends are creating and take a bit and catch up with them. They always make me feel right at home and well taken care of. “Tropic of Cancer” took home the best in the sculpture division and we were rightly proud of her, considering the fine and diverse work shown.