Sunday, April 6, 2008

Mid-Atlantic Exhibition - Summer Sonata


Summer Sonata was awarded the silver medal at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, the 123rd annual juried show sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society. This is a major show with hundreds of entries from Delaware, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virgina, and West Virginia. The juror was Skip Lawrence. ;)

The exhibition hangs from April 12- May 24 at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda. The artists reception and awards presentation is Sunday, April 27, 1-3 PM.

22 comments:

anonymous_chris! said...

skip lawrence digs nicholas simmons paintings - awesome!

David Burge said...

YEAH!!
Well done Nicko!!!
I'm very, very pleased to hear of this, considering my initial thoughts on this painting.

Vindicated....a breezy feeling, hmmmmm.

Nick said...

chris - I dig Skip's work and Chris Franklin's!

Dake - thanks mate, it's a lot of verde..and I wasn't even under the influence of the green muse. Chilling!

Dawn said...

congratulations Nick, I am not surprised, I love this painting.

Billie Crain said...

Man...you are on fire lately, Mr.! Congratulations!! i loved this bug's eye view of a lawn the first time i saw it. and you used green, too!!! wasn't it you that thought green was invented by the devil? or something like that.......

David Burge said...

Green Muse? ...Oh The Absinthe, of course. Must get one of those bottles with the gigantic beetle, hmmmmmm.

W. K. Moore said...

Good times again Nicholas! Well earned as the grass piece is another triumph of your methodology. And we're still early into '08.. what's next?

Nick said...

Dawn - I was never sure about it, but I could have been wrong! :D

Billie - never really had a problem with green myself, but I know many do. Bruce MacEvoy wrote an interesting thing about it (must be on handprint)and how people see it differently.

Dake - it's legal here again, and all the rage at trendy spots. I'll take a double...hold the beetle.

Bill - I have something in the works that owes an idea or two to you. Hoping to make it a closer, I need the coffee!

David Lobenberg said...

Great h2os Nick! Found you on the comments section of Silvina's blog. I teach h2o and acrylic at Sacramento City College as well as workshop and commission gigs.

Billie Crain said...

Nick, seems your face is popping up everywhere lately. i just received an email from Jerry's Artarama. they're running a sale on DaVinci watercolors and fluid acrylics. when i clicked the link there you were with your famous demo shot. you are the 'face' of DaVinci!

W. K. Moore said...

Bring it on!

Michelle Himes said...

Terrific! I always liked this one.

silvina said...

The grass looks greener over on this side of the bloggosphere. (Should that be one g or two?). Fabulous grass, man! Congrats. Hey, I'm still waiting for my catalog from Jerry's with your face in it. That'll be a keepsake.

Nick said...

David - thanks for message, I'll check out your site

Billie - Da Vinci is doing lots of promotion, it's really been nice working with them - a great company with a very hip attitude and vision

Bill - coming right up, should close this weekend

Michelle - thanks, it was a way to use up some green paint!

Nick said...

Silvina - x-posted..yes, a real keepsake..a family heirloom to be passed down. Just think if I autograph it for you next time I'm in town! :D

Stacy said...

Congrats Nick on another great painting and another big win! Only you could make grass look so interesting.

By the way, I've seen your DiVinci ads popping up too. Soon you won't be able to walk the street without being stopped for your autograph. ;)

Stacy (Fireman's Kid on WC)

Cst said...

Hi Nick,
Great work as always! See you soon in June at the workshop in Dallas at the Artists Showplace Gallery.

sandra flood said...

Excellent Nick! Beautiful piece.
I've been out of the loop for a while and I see you have been very busy as usual. I don't know how you find enough hours in the day!

Nick said...

Stacy - nice to see another face from the old neighborhood!

Celeste - sounds like you're planning on being there. I'm going to have an extra ace and a derringer up my sleeve. :)

Sandra - I need to comment on the blogs more often, but I do stop by yours frequently for inspiration!

PERUGINA ART said...

Congrats NNG... Dad popped in and I just had to have him look at your stuff... he was very impressed with this work... and said "e... e l'erba!" followed by "e fantastico!"

Thought I'd share.

Kathy Jurek said...

Congratulations, Nick. I saw the Davinci ad in The Artists' Mag. It's nice to see your work getting more recognition. Kathy Jurek (katju on Wetcanvas)

Nick said...

PG - good old dad....and I thought he hated stuff like this!

Kathy - long time no see, but I don't get over to WetCanvas much anymore. Yes things have been on a roll since the NWS award, I hope it continues. I'll check out your blog, thanks for stopping by.