On January 15, 2023, the Krieger family held our first ever art show! Me, (Mary) and my cousin Berkley had been planning for two weeks and were ready to go at 3:20 p.m. on Sunday. The art show was held at our house on a Sunday, since our families spend every Sunday afternoon together. We had two age groups (9 & up and 8 & under) and a playroom full of art ready to go! Everyone participated, even the baby of the family, two year old Addy!
We got off to a late start due to a birthday party delay and a tardy Grandma, but in the end it all turned out great! For this competition, each age group had three winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and a grand winner (the best out of the two first placings). We had a prize bin full of goodies for the winners of all ages and a grand prize for the grand winner. Each person got a turn to present their art and answer any questions. Berkley and I were the judges, and we wrote down notes and reviewed them afterwards. Here are all the contestants in every age group:
Pops 9+: Country Comfort sketch
Mimi 9+: Butterfly salt art – 2nd place
Aunt Lindsay 9+: Quilt – 1st place (tied)
Mom 9+: Stocking and booties – 1st place (tied)
Uncle Steve 9+: Modern Worship – most inspiring award
Caleb 9+: Pipe cleaner turtle and piano piece
David 9+: Minecraft turtle
Big Daddies 9+: Last Dance With Mary Jane by: Tom Petty 3rd place
Dad, Lead Guitar
Uncle Steve, Acoustic Guitar
Aunt Roxanne 9+: Sand Dollar art
Thomas U8: Mixed Media – 1st place
Anna U8: Bluey Art – 3rd place
Joshua U8: Collage – honorable mention
Addy U8: Collage
After the art show, everyone headed to the couch, ready to enjoy the football game! Meanwhile, Berkley and I were exchanging notes and choosing the winners. We gathered clipboards and notes and announced the winners!
For eight and under: Anna 3rd place, Psalm 2nd place, and finally Thomas 1st place! And Joshua with an honorable mention! For nine and up: The Big Daddies 3rd place, Mimi 2nd place, and for first place we have a tie between Aunt Lindsay and Mom!
And for our grand winner, drumroll please, THOMAS!!!!!
🥳🥳 Hooray for our 2023 art show winner!
Everyone who didn’t place won honorable mentions and candy. Thomas received a pop it, a squish-mallow, two big-sized candy bars, and so many smiling faces! The placers chose their prizes and everyone was happy with what they got! While everyone enjoyed their treats, us judges decided we deserved a prize too, and snacked on the king sized candy bars that we used as prizes! The cousins slept over, and the next day, they gathered their entries, prizes, and smiles and left us to relax!
This art show was a huge success and definitely showed everyone that KRIEGERS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Everyone had a blast and I’m sure that this will become a new tradition. These two weeks helped everyone learn important lessons in time management, art skills, and creativity! Some of us hadn’t experienced anything like this in a long time and I think it was a great opportunity to find the artistic side of themselves. This art show was one of the funnest things I’ve done this winter.
Congrats to all our blooming artists, Thomas especially! I’m looking forward to next January! Happy new year everyone!!