Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy-Susan Announcement



Last night was the meeting of Arizona Artists Guild, of which I am a juried member. This is a statewide organization of many accomplished artists from whom I have learned a great deal through their critiques and demonstrations. As part of each monthly meeting they hold an Artist of the Month competition and I usually bring along a painting to enter into this. Last night I asked my husband to choose which one to bring and he chose my Denali Tundra II painting. It won First Place, or Artist of the Month! I was so shocked when they called my painting number that I thought I had heard that incorrectly. But, my buddy Barb, who was sitting next to me, gasped out loud and grabbed my arm so I knew I had won. This puts me in competition for the annual Artist of the Year award with this organization! I always enjoy this competition since the caliber of art brought is so high and so lovely to see. Last year I won Second Place for my large rose painting in this competition and was so honored, never imagining I would win First Place, ever.
So, I share my feel-good news with you all. Happy Wednesday!

8 comments:

Doris said...

WOW Susan! Congratulations on this important recognition. An award like this is so important because you know your work is in a pool of good artwork. I am so happy for you and the painting is certainly deserving!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Congtratulations on your award and for capturing the essence of Alaska's tundra. Beautiful. Wish I were there.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks Doris and Sandy! Your congratulatory wishes add to my already happy feeling this gave me. It was a good evening!

djd_fr said...

Congratulations!

djd from watercolor workshop

Art by JoyMac said...

Hi Susan,
Congratulations on your 1st prize win....the painting is great and well worth the prize......your work is brilliant
Joy in OZ

Michelle Himes said...

Congratulations, Susan! A well deserved award.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks to all of you! This is an honor, indeed, considering the level of art talent I was up against in this competition. So, it is with humility and gratitude that these good wishes are coming in. Thanks again!

Su said...

Wow this is a fab achievement. You must feel so honoured.
Your work does deserve this. Su x