Amazing Award

Yesterday afternoon I participated in the Coppini Academy's Artist of the Year competition, and was awarded Artist of the Year. I'm afraid I lost most of my ability to form sentences longer than, "Wow!" after this picture was taken. I mean, I did hope to win.... This painting had sold, so I had to borrow it back from the new owner to compete. (One enters Artist of the Year by having won Artist of the Month with a particular painting which must be the one judged at Artist of the Year.... did you follow that?) But when I saw all the paintings yesterday, I knew any one of several could have won. Lesta Frank's gorgeous watercolor still life, Ron Watkins' oil portrait, a fantastic watercolor figure by a new acquaintance, Marilyn Moore... and the others- all beautiful. I've been a member of the Coppini less than four years and really love its intent and accessibility. Winning AOY is such an honor. And the big fat check that goes with it is equally nice! Wow!
I'm leaving now to meet the phone and internet installer at the new gallery. They could arrive any time from 8 a.m -12 noon. You know it's going to be noon, but we need to be there the whole time. Still suffering over flooring decisions. The estimate I got for installing the laminate was outrageous. May have to do it myself or choose carpet after all.....

9 comments:

Zenmomma said...

Congratulations! That painting is absolutely gorgeous! I always wonder what it feels like to be able to create something like that. Wow.

Jo Castillo said...

Congratulations Susan!! Can't say how pleased we are for you. It's all coming together. Wonderful.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Fantastic!!! Good for you, Susan. You've worked hard to become the artist you are, and it is wonderful that you are being recognized. Congratulations!!

Linda Calvert Jacobson said...

How positively wonderful!!!!!!!! Walk on air for a while...you deserve it!

Professor J said...

Yay, Susan!!!

Shweta said...

Wow, heartily congratulations Susan. It's wonderful!

I just searched online for art competitions / exhibitions because I am trying to get some exposure internationally.

I am an artist from India and would like to keep myself updated about chances of exposure in states for people like me who has been in this field since last 7 years.

I would be really glad to be in touch with you and hope some guidance from you on how to go about it.

I held 6 exhibitions / solo shows till now in India, and will be holding one in next month in Pune, India.

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you all for your kind good wishes. What good are ribbons without good friends to celebrate with you? Hugs to all!

Angela Fehr said...

Congratulations from me, too! And go for installing the laminate yourself - my husband and I spent a very tiring weekend putting hardwood in and if you have a handy perfectionist type to do the finicky bits, it's really quite do-it-yourself-able! I felt quite empowered wielding the power nailer!

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Hearty congratulations on the prize! I hope it bodes well for the new things you're reaching for this year!