Mosaic Art NOW is excited to announce that two North American artists, Lynne Chinn of Plano Texas and Sophie Drouin of Kitchner, Canada were awarded prizes yesterday in the Professional Category of the Prix Picassiette 2010 at Chartres, France.
The Prix Picassiette is produced by 3R Association, a French organization devoted to promoting mosaic art. Inspired by the famed work of Chartres resident Raymond Isadore, their Prix Picassiette competition was launched in 1996.
Chinn and Drouin find themselves in the company of noted mosaic masters Verdiano Marzi, who took First Place and Chrystele Albertini, who took Second.
MAN will bring you expanded coverage of the Prix Picassiette in the coming days as we gather more information and photos. This was news that just couldn’t wait. Wine lovers remember well The Judgment of Paris of 1976 when two upstart California wines took golds in a prestigious wine tasting. Oenophiles around the world were shocked and the Napa Valley wine juggernaut was born.
With this Judgment at Chartres, two artists from the North American continent were recognized by their European peers. We couldn’t be happier — for all of us who love contemporary mosaics. Well done, ladies.
Stay tuned. And enjoy — Nancie