Monday, February 7, 2011

GOOD THINGS DO COME IN THREES!

I received a phone call today telling me that I won 2nd place with this painting in the 2nd Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibition "World of Watercolor" at the Fallbrook Art Center. It is always an honor to get into a show, much less win an award.  I am hoping to hear which other paintings received awards.  I have never been to Fallbrook but I understand it is a wonderful facility for workshops and classes plus they have several beautiful galleries.  In addition to this show, they also have on exhibit a collection of watercolors by the previous generation of masters known as the  California Style Regionalists from 1920 to 20000
I didn't make it into the Western Federation show, which was a disappointment.  I didn't make it into the American Watercolor Society show, either, but I pretty much figure that as I send in my entry.   It is never a forgone conclusion that your painting will be in the show,  much less receive any extra recognition.  But you lose 100% of the time you don't try.  I got over being devastated not making it into a show the year Chung Kee Chee didn't make the cut either.  

So, what's the 3rd great thing that happened this week?  I FINISHED PREPARING MY TAXES!  Now I can get busy painting.  Nothing feels better than handing over my tax stuff to my accountant.

Tomorrow night is another life drawing session at the Palo Alto Art Center.  Maybe I'll see you there!

24 comments:

Kay said...

congrats on the show. I have to admit that I decided to take a year off from entering shows. I can handle rejection..but I felt like I was asking for it! So I decided I wasn't quite ready. I still am tempted but then I do art and enjoy it more..well sometimes. I will enter shows again. I just need to feel a bit more confident in my art. I don't feel I have a consistency of style yet..you have a definite style and type which is recognizable..kudos. I did enter a good show and found out 800 really excellent paintings didn't get in. At least I was in good company.

Stan Kurth said...

Congrats Myrna, so deserving!

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Myrna,
Congratulations, but it should've been Best In Show and First Prize in my humble opinion.
I think this work is outstanding in every way.
Well Done and well deserved.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Sadami said...

Dear Myrna,
Congratulations!!!
Cheers, Sadami

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Congratulations Myrna! I just scrolled through the accepted entries and it's an exciting show!

Fernando Pena said...

Congrats Myrna, facial expression is awesome, love the way you handle this aspect.

RH Carpenter said...

Congratulations on the show and the award! And you have the right attitude (which is hard to have) about rejections - it happens to the very best artists and they never tell us so brava for sharing this. It's not a bad thing - it's just a thing :) LOVE your work, your originality, your big heart, your creativity and humor.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Congratulations. Yours is a beautiful painting.

And I'm impressed that your taxes are done.

Tower the Funk Master said...

congrats!

Carrie H. said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I'm sorry I missed you last week but I might be able to catch up with you this summer in Bend. Keep up the good work

Kathy McChesney said...

Congratulations, Myrna. And thanks for telling about the ones you didn't get into. You are such an accomplished artist, one would assume you would get into any show you entered. I didn't make it into Western Fed this year either, after winning a top award the past 2 years. A great reminder that that's not why we do art. Winning is nice, but painting is the reward. We are so lucky to be able to do this. Sign me "Humble and Happy!"

Sharon R. White said...

Myrna, I am shocked you didnt get into WFWS. I also was not accepted (New Mexico Watercolor Society). I love this painting. Every one you do seems to be better than the last one. I have enjoyed Creativity Journey so much and love the fact that you are not afraid to try new and different.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Kay, Shows are not for everybody. When you feel ready, they will be waiting for you. Every show is limited in the number of paintings they can hang. Lots and lots of very good work doesn't get in.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Stan, thank you for your generous comment!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Gary, I am going to hire you as my publicity agent!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Sadami, Thanks so much and cheers to you!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Peggy, the winners are now on the website. I hope you keep posting your paintings...we want to see what wonderful designs you produce!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank You Fernando. A lovely compliment from an outstanding painter.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Rhonda, Thanks for the nice comment. I love how you are following the exercises in the drawing book. Keep it going!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Hallie, Thanks for stopping by. Getting my taxes to the accountant is always one of the biggest accomplishments of the year for me. I usually procrastinate like crazy!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Dear Funk Master, thanks! Wish more of your posts were in English. Your blog looks interesting.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Carrie, I would love to see you in Bend. Glad you are back at posting on your blog.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Kathy, I love your work and I love your attitude! It will be interesting to see the Western Fed show this year. Each judge produces a very different show.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Sharon, sorry you didn't make the cut either. Seems like we are in very good company. Your work is great so keep on producing!

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