Sunday, January 31, 2010

TWS Gold Medal

Nassau #1: Discount Warehouse - 41" x 41"

I learned a few days ago this painting won the top prize at the 61st Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition. This is a major show with a lot of big names, and Janet Walsh and Arne Westerman were the judges. Thank you! Other award winners include Soon Y. Warren, Duncan Simmons, John Salminen, and Dan Burt. The opening reception is April 10 at the Rockport Center for the Arts.

40 comments:

David Burge said...

Congratulations mate!

Lori Barton said...

woooooot Nick! Great Job yet again!

Fernando Pena said...

Congratulations amigo, well done again and again...

joel said...

brilliant! well done Nick and a fabulous result for such a stunning work...

Jean Burman said...

Really cool! Congratulations Nick! What a great painting... :-)

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations, Nick!! Wooo hoooo!

siete said...

¡Nick, another prize for the collection, your house must be filled of them.....! ¡¡¡¡CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I celebrate very much it, you know it.I'm proud of you.

A very big hug.

Enrique.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Oh YEAH! Way to go! Big Congratulations.

Myrna Wacknov said...

One of my favorites! Well deserved. Congratulations.

Alex said...

felicitaciones che!!!!
youre always at the top... master!!!

Deb Léger said...

Congratulations Nick!!!

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Excellent work! And a well deserved win!

Amanda Spencer said...

Yay, you go Nick!!! So well deserved - love that work!

agus said...

CONGRATULATIONS NICK !!!!! A very beautiful, the lyrics make it very interesting, the white shirt gives a lot of strength, the perfect composition ...¡¡¡ That light !!!!...... Regards, nick!

meera said...

congratulations! beautiful piece :)

Nick said...

DakO - you were a believer in this one from the beginning, thanks comrade

Lori - as you know, you win some, you lose some!

Fernando - gracias, let's resume the skype debriefing session soon

Joel - thanks man, now my mind is on winter Olympics, would love to sit back with a Foster's and watch with you

Jean - why thank you, it's a little raw, a little in your face, a lotta Nassau

Rhonda - gonna be over to "crow" about your work! :)

Enrique - I love you amigo!!!

Sandy - just put a classful of painters onto you this weekend, hope they are looking and learning, I always do

Myrna - if a portrait attracts your attention, that's all I need to hear, thank you.

Alex - I love it when the movie stars show up!!

Deb - accepted, entered in the log!

Sandeep - thanks, enough green for ya?? heheh

Amanda - nice to see you now part of the blogosphere, are you on the Facebook yet?

Agus - I'd like to introduce everyone here to one of the baddest cats I've seen in a while...take a deep breath and go to the Agus blog!

Meera - nice to meet you, I'll be over to check things out presently.

Nancy Goldman said...

Nick, another wonderful painting. Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Congratulations !!!
And I am very happy that I saw it "in person" a few months ago.

Nancy Lee said...

Good on ya, Nick! I love the texture in this one!

Nick said...

Nancy x2, and Catherine - thanks for the good words, I appreciate the posts!

devotedmomof7 said...

That is FANTASTIC, Nick!!! I cannot wait to see it in person. Congratulations!

Nick said...

Cheryl - thank you very much, I wish I could make it there, but have a workshop at Kanuga. I'd love to see your wonderful painting and see you again. Best to your mom and family...Nick

W. K. Moore said...

Most excellent news Nicholas - nice to see this work gain steam and get the kudos it deserves - just takes the right eyes and a judge ready to step outside the ring of politics. Looks like you'll have one foot in rattlesnake territory and the other planted in the land of the dragon. Not bad ... not bad at all -

Deb Townsend said...

Congrats Nick! So well deserved. This one is something special!

Nick said...

Bill - you obviously realize what's going on out there..no different from any other old guard institution resistant to change. Nice that our friends in China are looking to the future rather than the past.

Deb - thanks, nice to see you, will be over soon!

Susan Liles said...

Congratulations...what a great award!

Sandy said...

Congratulations Nick! A well deserved award! This is such a great painting!

wayne said...

HI Nick, I've had a brief-ish break from the blog scene and my computer broke down > again! But I'm here to congratulate you on yet another major award!! I'm one who knows the difficulties of liqid-aquamedia large-scale work (mainly through a healthy collection of failures and a few successes here and there.) For one, they can be back-breaking to work on!!!

I love the colour in this work and the composition is powerful too. Tonally (i.e. values) are well distributed/pitched imo and it would 'work' as a monochrome work, standing out on that footing alone. Adding in the NS-factor no-holds-barred colors, and you're on a winner!! And which you've achieved. Congrats Nick!!
I hope to be a better blog follower/friend to all you guys whose work we mutually follow,
cheers man,
Wayne

Nick said...

Susan - thank you, I see you're getting into the fluid acrylics and doing great work with them. (this picture is straight watercolor on slightly-gessoed paper)

Sandy - always thinking about you, we need to catch up soon on skype..enjoy your summer, I just shoveled out of about 4 feet of snow today!

Wayne - never ever apologize, sir! Wherever you are out in cyberspace, you're never far from my thoughts while toiling in the studio. You've heard the expression WWJD? That one never occurs to me! heheh Mine is WWWD? I appreciate the insightful comments and the time you take to make them, thanks so much for stopping, tovarish.

Georges DUVAL said...

hello,
By surfing the Web, I discovered your site and I appreciated your paintings very much.
I am a French artist painter and I would have wished to have a link exchange with your site.

If you agree, I propose to you to tell it to me and put a link for http://www.scrapnframes.com on your site.

I you address my cordial greetings

G DUVAL

Nick said...

Georges - By surfing the Web, I discovered your site and I appreciated your paintings very much.
I am an American artist painter and I would have wished to have a link exchange with your site.

If you agree, I propose to you to tell it to me and put a link for http://www.nicholassimmons.blogspot.com/on your site.

I you address my cordial greetings

N SIMMONS

rahina q.h. said...

congratulations on this Nick, it is well deserved. r.

Carmen said...

Congratulations!... this is a masterpiece. It is a well-deserved award, I am absolutely delighted. Thank you for sharing this good news, plas, plas, plas..., (Applause)

Nick said...

Rahina - nice to see you, thank you very much,

Carmen - I've only created (co-created) one masterpiece so far...her name is Larissa, and she's now 5! :)

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By the way..... the above post I responded to was evidently posted on many blogs, all with the same wording. Advice: if you're out fishing around for links and referrals, at least try to make your BS look genuine. Oh, and actually having a links page on your site would also help.

Donna Zagotta said...

Nick - just read CCP newsletter and heard you won top award in the Texas W/C show! Congratulations - a very special honor, a very special painting, and a very special artist! I'm so happy for you!

Nick said...

Donna - thank you for stopping by, I didn't know you were blogging, where's that avatar pic?! Be right over...

ann-pryor said...

Congratulations, Nick!!

christygrant said...

Fabulous! I can see why.

Nick said...

Ann - sorry I didnt' see this before, thanks for the good word!

Christy - this piece struck out in another big show...but I think that was personal. ;) You never know, it's a crap shoot!

Crystal Cook said...

I just found your blog and have been browsing through it, and I have to say that your work is inspiring. Every piece is filled with emotion and power. I love it. This painting really caught my eye. Congratulations!! I am a HUGE fan of Arne :)