April 8, 2009

duo exhibits!

The painting on the left was accepted into the Central South Art Exhibition/National. It is the first national level show I've been juried into, so I am pretty excited. Actually, if I am truthful, I've done a little screaming (but my dog's pained expression convinced me to take it down a notch...)
The show opens on May 1st and runs through the end of June at the Tennessee Art League in Nashville, Tennessee.

Also, I am honored that the painting on the right received a merit award last week at the "Women in the Arts" show, and is currently at the Capitol until the end of this month.

Actor Jimmy Stewart was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award five times, but won only once. Explaining how supportive his family and friends were, he said “After the awards, my father called me up and told me that the man from Johnstown had put all kinds of signs in the theatre saying, 'This year's Academy Award winner...(because my father had said I was going to win.) And I didn't. But this guy asked if it would be alright if he took the Oscar and put it in the lobby with a sign saying, 'This is what it would look like if he had won'...(another reason to love Jimmy Stewart)

11 comments:

LSaeta said...

Fantastic news! Keep on screaming my dear. You deserve it! I can't even imagine what it would be like to be juried in to a National show!
Of course you completely deserve it. The painting is wonderful. And the second award as well ... you go girl!

Marian Fortunati said...

OMG.... Good for you for SCREAMING.... Wish I could have heard you!!

Way to go!! And those paintings are gorgeous!!

Whoooooo HOOOOOOOOO.... Don't it feel grand?????

Janelle Goodwin said...

Congratulations, Faye! Your work is awesome, so you totally deserve it!

supplies overflowing! said...

This is wonderful! Congratulations to you!! I am very happy for you!

Tracey Mardon said...

Way to go Faye! It's really warm and great flecks of colour. Best of luck!

Terry Rafferty said...

Congratulations, Faye!
Two things to celebrate, but most especially getting in to the National show. Fantastic, I'd be screaming too! The painting looks great - wish I could do all that greenery like you do.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulations, well deserved. The highlights really make the pears pop. And I love the sienna (?) on the top of the left pear. Yummy.

Paz said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments.

Paz

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Congrats Faye on your "shows", I would scream too. Your paintings are lovely!

L.Holm said...

Congratulations, Faye! Laughed at your description of your poor dog during all of the excitement! Great news to be handing in two wonderful venues! :-)

L.Holm said...

Hi, Faye (if this is a duplicate, please forgive me..I keep typing, and then forget to validate before I close the screen.) Congratulations!!! Great news about getting to hang in two prestigious venues! Also had to laugh at your description of your dog during all of the excitement. :-)