Sunday, April 27, 2008

Reception and Awards at Strathmore

There was an excellent turnout today at the reception for the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda. I saw a lot of friends and met some artists I have only known by name or reputation. Strathmore is a wonderful venue, and the 100 paintings are hung in several rooms on two floors. Thanks to the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Board of Directors of Strathmore for putting on such a fine show.

Summer Sonata was awarded the Margaret Jones Memorial Silver Medal.

More details in the April 6 post.

14 comments:

Sandy said...

It all sounds really wonderful Nick ...again,Congratulations!A well deserved award!
You all look like you are enjoying yourselves.
You make a beautiful family photo.

Daniel Sanger said...

congrats! You should be so proud! You do great work too:)

Don Gray said...

Congratulations on the award, Nick. A fine painting.

David Burge said...

The venue and your work compliment each other.
Looks spectacular in that setting.
Congratulations again Nick!

Billie Crain said...

Nick, who would've thought you could take a macro view of a patch of lawn grass and turn it into an award/awards winning masterpiece?! only you, my friend. it's a testiment to your creativity and technique. also to the fact that beauty can be found in the strangest places. way to go!

Dawn said...

congratulations Nick, great family photo!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Love that painting. Excellent! Wat to go.

Nick said...

Sandy - I usually wreck all family photo attempts, but we keep trying!

Daniel - thanks for stopping, I discovered you from the person above ^^^^

Don - I was never sure about it, but have learned there is someone out there for every painting!

Dake - it's an historic mansion, very nice place for exhibits and special events. Btw, my favorite was another killer piece by Carole Pickle.

Billie - no masterpiece - for that you'd have to check out the grass paintings of Alex Kanevsky.

http://www.somepaintings.net/2005/Alex2005.html

Dawn - see above ^ :)

Sandy - thanks for stopping by.. I'm seeing your name come up more and more, people are spreading the word!

Billie Crain said...

i checked out Alex Kanevsky's grass paintings. i have to disagree with you, Nick. i like your version much better.

W. K. Moore said...

Nicholas it's nice to see you are invitable and cut a dashing figure at these beaux artes events (I get the spelling?). And a family man who includes his family.. now that's real character. I love the grass painting as I am naturally drawn to the abstract. You must have had a heck of a time rendering all the divergent shapes. But as we see here worth the effort. Good job and great job even....

Nick said...

Billie - well we're going to have to agree to disagree on that one. (I hope you found Alex Kanevsky, and not Alexander Kanevsky....BIG difference, Боже мой!)

Bill - between you, Billie, Burge, and Bruce, I'm starting to believe it's better than I originally thought.
You must be over the initial culture shock, I'll be right over to see what's posted.

PERUGINA ART said...

Congratulations Nick. The venue is spectacular!

Nick said...

PG - thanks for dropping by. And the painting just sold, that always helps!

PERUGINA ART said...

Shucks... did I miss out again!