Copyright Jakki Kouffman
Chiles Aloft at Day's End, a 36" x 24" acrylic on board, was awarded 1st Place in the Interpretations 2019 online exhibition at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable, Mass. It also won Best in Show at the Acrylic Painters USA 2018 Spring Juried Exhibition, juried/judged by Mark Mehaffey, at the Suntan Art Center in St. Pete Beach, Florida.  This piece was also awarded 1st Place in Oil/Acrylic at the 19th Annual MasterWorks of New Mexico Exhibition held at the Hispanic Arts building at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. This painting was also shown at the 2017 Members Show at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Part of a long term series called The Floaters that I have been working on for more than 25 years, this painting compares the palettes of fall's brilliant bounty and the blaze of sunset as it persists in memory.  Private collection - St. Louis, Missouri.