Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Pleasant Surprise

Last Light on Lomaki, one of my paintings chosen for the Sedona Arts Center Members Exhibition, won first place in the professional oil painters category! It was a nice honor to have three of my works selected for the event, but it was an added surprise to see that I'd won an award at the show's opening reception. The reception was quite crowded and the exhibit looked great. M.L. Coleman juried the event for the Art Center. The family made the trip to Sedona with me and we celebrated by dining out (Italian of course - the kid's favorite). In the photo Sarah and I are enjoying the moment. The winning piece is behind her and behind me is another painting of mine called Canyon Patterns.

5 comments:

craigstephens said...

Congratulations Bill!
That is a very cool painting!

Mick Carney said...

Beautiful work and well deserved award. You set an admirable standard for those of us who aspire to render the landscape on canvas.

Catalyst said...

Well done, Bill. Congratulations!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Way to go, Bill! I enjoyed everyone's work in the show, but yours really stood out. Excellent work!

Bill Cramer said...

Thanks Craig, Mick, Catalyst and Michael. I'm not necessarily into awards, but it's nice to have one's work acknowledged in some way other than random comments or sales.