Thursday, March 5, 2009
Sound Bites Gets a Nod
Yesterday I got an envelope in the mail addressed to me in my own handwriting. For any of you who enter art competitions, you know that means you are hearing back with a letter beginning with "Congratulations" or "We are sorry." Usually you can tell before you open it by the bulk of the letter. Acceptance letters will have all the additional information you need to get your piece properly framed, shipped, etc.
So when I picked up the envelope, I could feel it was a thin one. That made the "Congratulations" all that much sweeter. It turns out the Watercolor Society of Oregon is cutting down on the paper and posting all the necessary information on their website instead.
I had already signed up for the workshop with the juror, John Salminen, so I knew I'd be going to the convention in Seaside. But having a piece in the show makes it more fun. Who doesn't like a bit of success?
This painting was chosen one of 80 out of 293 entries. The next possible excitement would be an award of some sort, making it one of the 20 paintings to go into the traveling show. I'll keep you posted.