Monday, October 26, 2009

Sylvan Grouse Guild Medal

Thank you to the Board of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society for awarding me the Sylvan Grouse Guild Medal. Six lifetime points are required for induction; I earned ten points in one year with consecutive wins at the annual PWS juried exhibition, 2008 and 2009. It is a really beautiful (and heavy!) engraved bronze medal, and I'm honored to receive it. I was also awarded Signature Membership in PWS.

30 comments:

Tóbal said...

Congratulations ,Nick!
I am very happy to ear that!
You´re a true master painter !, dont forget us...hehehe
Cheers from Spain!

Lori Barton said...

Looks good on ya Nick, very well deserved...Congrats!

RHCarpenter said...

Whooo hooo! Congratulations on this beautiful award :)

Janet Belich said...

Wow Nick, You're going to need a bigger trophy case soon ! This one is indeed good looking. Very Happy for you !

Elin said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I have been following yours on and of for some time . . .
Congrats on the award! In Denmark watercolor paintings are not valued much, but in Sweden and Norway, our scandinavian neighbor countries, it's highly appreciated.

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Congratulations Nick!!!

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Congrats! Wow, ten points! So what did you do for the extra points,... save the town from sure creative death by oil painting? I can just see you in your Zoro costume and sword! Hmm,... the inspiration never ends! Beautiful Award, and well deserved!

Sandy said...

Congratulations Nick!A wonderful award! ((BIG HUGS))

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Congratulations Nick! Very cool and richly deserved!

W. K. Moore said...

She's a beaut! Well deserved and will make a grand edition to the trophy chest. Seems you a ramping up for some new prospects and well deserved rewards. Keep 'em rolling in Nicholas.

Catherine said...

Congratulations Nick, I am very happy for you. You really deserve it.

Micah said...

I go on vacation and people win great stuff!....Congrats Nick!

Fernando Pena said...

Well done Nick, enjoy it !!!!

Susan Liles said...

Congrats on the medal and the signature membership!

Nick said...

Cristobal - I'm not a master, I'm lucky. Nobody is forgotten except the ones who repay friendship with recrimination. Veritas!

Lori - thank you and congratulations on the award for that great portrait!

Rhonda - my daughter dropped it on my toe the other day, still hurts

Janet - no shameless self promotion, just reporting the news ;)

Elin - I want that house and studio!

Sandeep - धन्यवाद !

Tonya - helped an old lady cross the street, was really nothing at all :)

Sandy - received from afar, thank you!

Peggy - it makes up for all those 99 cent Columbia House records that never came

Bill - the medal you deserve hasn't been cast yet, they can't find enough 24 kt

Catherine - chocolate ran out, unsure what to do....please advise

Micah - schedule another, as soon as convenient, heheh
Fernando - gracias querido amigo

Susan - thanks for posting!

Alex said...

WOW Nick, great news!!!! congrats, enjoy this succes, deserved success (no lucky al all, pure masterly)

Nancy Lee said...

Nice one, Nick! It almost looks like an Olympic medal but then, it would have to be gold not bronze!! And great to have an actual symbol of success to put in your home.

Nick said...

Amigo Alex - still waiting on that visit to the States, we'd have a great time...but it's gonna be tennis, not golf!

Nancy - my friends Dake and Bill Moore suggested sportin' it with a chain, some nifty platforms, and heading downtown...wonder how long it would take to get my ass kicked! ha ha ha

Anita Davies said...

Congratulations, that's some achievement Nick, well done!

Billie Crain said...

Yup, a MUCH bigger trophy case is needed. 10 points in one year?! You must be doing something right. Congrats, Nick..once again!

cardesin said...

Congratulations Nick!!!
I'm very happy! with this recognition!
A big hug friend Nick

Nick said...

Anita - nice to meet you, and thanks for the post. I'll be over to check out your blog anon

Billie - everything goes into a large dark metal film-noirish-looking piece of office furniture filing cabinet in the storage room. Nobody visiting our home would have a clue I do anything in art, except for the banner covering the upper story dormers, and the civil defense loudspeaker mounted on top of the minivan. Other than that...

Juankar - be watching for the postman... I cant' touch you with a paintbrush, but I'm going to slay you with musical fireworks!

siete said...

Congratulations, Nick...another big award for a very big painter. I'm happy to know it.

A big hug.

Enrique.

Nick said...

Enrique - it's always a nice feeling to see you and Juan in the same gallery, same room, or same blogpost!

wayne said...

Hi NIck,
Congrats on the PWS signatory membership! and also the Bronze (that hopefully won't break the mantelpiece!). Seriously though, congrats, well done & well deserved.
Best wishes,
Wayne

Rob said...

Wow, Congratulations ,Nick!
although I'm not that surprised you are not only a great artist your work is also an inspiration to a lot of people!!
Rob Stiphout

Nick said...

Wayne - I was serious in my post to Billie ^^^^ It's very nice to get the awards, but perhaps not healthy to dwell on. The signature memberships are also appreciated, but you couldn't pay me to put any initials after my name, except maybe for F.O.L. (father of Larissa!) :)

Rob - nice to hear that, thanks so much, and I return the sentiment!

Ana Márquez said...

Congratulations!! It's a prize well deserved. I love your work.

Greetings from Spain

RHCarpenter said...

Ouch! Sorry about the sore toe - at least it wasn't your hand so yu can still play the guitar and paint :)
I love what you said about the letters after your name! FOL :) What a wonderful thought and how true it's about what's truly, all-the-time, important! Kudos to you for that.

Nick said...

Ana - hola, thank you and nice to meet you

Rhonda - we used to know someone who signed Christmas cards Love, _____________, PhD.