The annual art show for The El Cerrito Art Association was Friday night, Oct. 5, 2018. It’s always a fun evening of sharing art among friends and fellow painters. This year was a dream come true for me. I received the blue ribbon in the oil paining category. My Sierra Tops painting done outside Reno on my recent trip to Virginia City was selected. And my other entry in the oil painting category, Lafayette Reservoir, received a Merchant Award from the Olivera Plumbing Company. I was able to share the moment with my niece Jenny who was visiting from St. Louis. I am still glowing from that evening. My photo taken from the new Transportation Center in San Francisco, Disappearing, also received a Merchant Award from the Rialto Cinema in El Cerrito.