I received an Honorable Mention Award yesterday at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, & Gravers Society of Washington DC. The awards ceremony was held at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda MD. Along with a sumptuous buffet luncheon in the ballroom, the show was officially opened to collectors only and the artists. In this photo, people have just started to arrive and you can see the huge pipe organ above the dinning area and great fireplace. This room reminds me of the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville NC, but is about one third the size of the hall at Biltmore. All in all, it was elegant and the food fantastic. OH, and guess who forgot to have her picture taken when she received her award? I really need a personal assistant.