The models in the artist resin classes at TRXC were every bit as impressive as those in the custom division.Once again, I was judging workmanship, which was both wonderful and painful.
I loved looking at all the beautiful horses...
but hated having to narrow each class to just five winners.
Some of the artists who made my job so difficult were Pamala Hutton,
Tom Bainbridge,Danelle Gatcombe,
Carol Williams,Ann Harris,
Meghann Hoscheid Lorei,
and Danielle Feldman.
Because I look at a lot of live show pictures, I recognized several "famous" models, including two that had been featured on my blog. This Morgan by Liesl Dalpe appeared in a post I wrote way back in 2008!
The other, a SMB Dante resin by Jaime (Baker) Castleman, was inspired by an Almost wordless Wednesday from 2012. I'm happy to say, he's even more impressive in person!Also impressive was this Eberl Welsh pony by Vermont artist, Karen Lloyd. I had not heard of Karen prior to TRXC, but I was blown away by the softness and detail in this model's finishwork. She's definitely an artist to watch!
I know I've said this before, but it's worth repeating: The Region X Championship is one of the best and most competitive shows in the model horse hobby. I am proud and honored to have been a part of this year's judging staff. Thanks to everyone who made me feel so welcome!