Monday, April 11, 2011

Best of Show!!

My painting "Old Friend" won Best of Show at the Northwest Pastel Society 2011 Members' Exhibit!



The reception was very well attended (it was packed in there!), and I got to meet some people I have known online for a while but hadn't met in person, which is always fun!

There are many excellent paintings at the exhibit, but my favorite paintings of the show were by Sandy Byers, who won the NPS Director's Award for her painting "Symphony of Swans."  Take a look at these paintings online and you will see how beautiful they are, but it doesn't prepare you for how absolutely stunning they are in person.

If you can get to the Kirsten Gallery to see the show, it's definitely worth it!

25 comments:

Mona said...

Congratulations Kari, that's great news!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Wonderful!! Of course your dog would win, you do her so well. You have done a lot of paintings of her/him haven't you? They are all to be proud of, so very well done! I also love Sandy Beyers work, and follow her blog, she's great. I am happy for you both!!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Mona!

Thank you, Ida! I've done three paintings of my dog so far. She's a great model. :)

Karen Budan said...

Kari....that is FANTASTIC!!! How exciting! You must be bursting your buttons! Just too cool!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Karen! I'm pretty happy about it. :)

Vanessa said...

Congrats Kari! What an accomplishment!

Sandy Byers said...

Kari,
I just popped in to congratulate you on your Best of Show winning and saw your incredibly kind posting about my painting; thank you and a huge CONGRATULATIONS to you!

I'm sorry I couldn't be there; I was in Ohio for the unveiling of my great-grandmother's portrait. Maybe we'll get a chance to meet at the next one :).

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Vanessa! :)

Thanks, Sandy! I'm sorry we couldn't meet this time, but it will happen eventually. :) I absolutely loved both of your paintings. Congratulations to you, too!

Irene Georgopoulou said...

Congratulations, well deserved! Awsome painting:-)

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Well of course you won!! Gorgeous work! Congratulations!!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Irene & Kimberly!

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Kari - I love your work, and am so glad you won! I also admire that you reflect attention to another artist's work - you have a good heart. :-)

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Regina - that's really sweet of you. :)

Nancy Goldman said...

Of course this won best of show. It's beautifully done and you've captured such a poignant moment in a doggie life.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Nancy!

hmuxo said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!! So well deserved. This painting looks like a photograph and I really have to thank you for walking us through the process. You are "Amazing"!!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Hilda! :)

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Kari! You definitely are getting some well deserved recognition.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Edward! :)

Alvin Richard said...

Hi Kari,
It does not surprise me one bit because this pastel is a winner with or without a jury! Congrates!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Alvin! That's very nice of you to say. :)

Roby Baer said...

Kari...I'm so proud of you with all of your awards, you deserve them, hats off to you!!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Roby! :)

SKIZO said...

ExcellentWork
GoodCreations

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Skizo!