“Heart’s Cove” won 1st Place Mary Hawkins Edwards Award at the 38th Annual Central South Art Exhibition 2003 Nashville, TN
“What makes an art piece good enough to be accepted or to win an award in a show?
Above all else, the piece must ‘speak’ to me. I want to feel the artist’s passion for the subject and the art of creation. Beyond that, I examine the means the artist has used to express the point of view – color, design, format. And finally, I consider technique, occasionally preferring simplicity over complexity.”
– Nita Leland, Dayton, OH