Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Juried In!

"Nipomo Skies"
12"x24" Oil on Canvas

Just got the news today that one of my paintings, "Nipomo Skies", was juried into the Central Coast National Fine Art Competition...this is my 2nd National show acceptance. Too cool !!! I have said it a hundred times, you never know how a judge chooses what they do in Juried shows. This judge continues the tradition. The other painting I entered was what I was thinking would get in if any got in but it was my second choice that made it into the show.
I made it into last years show with my pen & ink stippled drawing of a Coast Guard cutter. Didn't win any awards with it but it was nice just getting into the show...especially with a pen & ink drawing at the National level! They had some great paintings in last years show. Artists Richard Green, Ed Terpening, Marilyn Lucia-Bowsfield and Ann Brown were just a few whose names I can remember. Just getting into a Juried National show is a big thing for me. Winning anything is something I don't dwell on at this stage in my painting....if you had seen last years show and the quality of the work you'd understand.
Anyway, here is the post card for the show. They are having a Champagne Preview Gala the night before the Artist Reception for buyers who want an early crack at it. I've decided to keep my price to my normal price ( $600.00) instead of raising it for the show and their commission. I did this at the last Juried Show I was in at San Luis Obispos' Art Center and that piece sold on opening night. This is a really low price for this show so we will see what happens.
If you are going to be in Morro Bay, CA on the 10th or 11th of August come on by....


Diane Cutter said...

Congratulations, Ron. Your work is stunning and deserves recognition.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Diane, Thanks for taking the time to post. Thanks also for the comments too! Much appreciated Diane.

Julianne said...

waydago Ron!

I haven't been here for awhile, nice news, good luck with it :)

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks a lot Julianne. Glad you stopped by. I'm looking forward to this show. They always get some fantastic art from all over the country.

Teresa said...

WooHoo!!!!! How Awesome is that!!!? Very well deserved Ron, I am a huge fan of your work, and this piece is stunning, I am not surprised that it was accepted. I wish you great success!

Hmm now when can we expect to see more paintings? Ha-Ha!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Teresa...Thanks! I was really happy it made it into the show up there. This is my second painting to get judged into a big show so that lets me know things are going good painting wise. It will look pretty nice in the frames I've been getting lately so I can't wait to see it in the frame.

You're right about wondering when the next painting is going to pop up. I've been busy making canvases entering shows and doing some smaller outside shows. Sold 2 small paintings at a show at a vineyard yesterday. We did this same vineyard last November and only sold 1 print and some notecards so I was much happier spending the 6 hours there this time. Small shows can really humble you at times. I have got to get painting in the next day or so. Thanks again Teresa.