Sunday, November 14, 2010

NPS President's Award

I'm happy to report that my painting "Retired" won the President's Award (1st Place) in the Northwest Pastel Society's 24th International Open Exhibition!  The reception was very well attended, and the show is very impressive.  I was really looking forward to meeting Duane Wakeham, the juror, but unfortunately he was sick and unable to attend.  I was able to meet some other artists whose work I particularly like, though, so overall it was quite a fun afternoon.

If you aren't local, but want to see the exhibit, go to the American Art Company's web site.  You'll see the show under "Current Exhibits."  The gallery did a great job hanging the show, so if you are able to see it in person, do try.  It is so much more impressive in person than online.



"Retired"
19.5 x 27.5"


Also, I'll be doing a pastel demo for the Rainier League of Arts on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Pierce County Library Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98446.  All are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there!

18 comments:

Alvin Richard said...

That's AWESOME!!!!!

Sonya Johnson said...

Congratulations, Kari!

It's beautifully rendered and deserving of an award.

artybecca said...

Great painting! Congrats! I love the "depth of field" for the blurred grass in foreground and background.

jyothisethu said...

this is beautiful...
looks so real...
congrats...

Lokelani Forrest said...

I absolutely love this concept and you've rendered it beautifully.

Pat Burns said...

Congrats, Kari... stunning, as always!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you all so much for the nice comments! I appreciate your support and kind words more than you could possibly know. :)

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Wow! Congratulations! Well-deserved!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you so much! :)

r garriott said...

First place!! Congratulations! Nice concept, great title. Very nice painting.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, R!

Sophie said...

Fantastic, congratulations!!!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Sophie! :)

Vern Schwarz said...

Kari, this painting is awesome, and I congratulate you on the award...you are very deserving. I love the way you handled all that green.

Tatiana Myers said...

Congratulations! Big honor and great painting!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Vern & Tatiana!

Terri Buchholz said...

Congratulations on the latest in an ever growing list of accomplishments! I wanted you to know I "linked" you in my latest posting. Your painting "Retired" introduced me to Pan Pastels and I've been enjoying experimenting with them! I so enjoy your paintings!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Terri! I'm glad you like the Pans. I'll definitely come over and check out your efforts! :)