Thursday, December 16, 2010

{being seen}

A while back now I entered a piece of work 'Amongst It' in the Chapman & Bailey 2010 Belli Arti Award.  

On the day after they announced the winner I popped over to the Chapman and Bailey website to see who'd won and to see if I could spot any pictures of my piece hanging in the exhibition.

Chapman and Bailey Belli Arti Award Judging

I was completely fascinated by the picture above that shows the judges examining a group of paintings, including the winner's painting (a portrait by Lewis Miller) and also my piece.  What is the story behind this picture I wondered?  What are they doing?  What is my painting doing there in the same group as the winner's?  I even showed it to Cam and speculated about what it might mean.

A couple of weeks later, on the day the exhibition closed, I received a phone call from Chapman & Bailey.  They wanted to know if they could keep my painting for a few weeks longer for a mini exhibition of pieces that the judges had shortlisted when deciding the award. 

Amongst It - Detail II
Detail from Amongst It
Full picture here

Yes, that's right, my painting was shortlisted, in an art award! How absolutely stoked am I?

21 comments:

  1. Hooray!
    What a great story.
    Congratulations.

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  2. Woo hoo Cathy! I am absolutely stoked for you - I have a grin from ear to ear! That's just fantastic (and my husband thinks that we have a very good investment handing on our wall)
    Lara

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  3. You can know you are good but it is even better when the experts say so!! Go you! Cherrie

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  4. WOW! How's THAT for validation?!
    So proud of you, Cathy. Savour this moment. x

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  5. Awesome!! What a way to end a challenging year :-)

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  6. congratulations! what great news!

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  7. THAT is awesome! Well done Cathy. How exciting!

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  8. Yes! Go YOU!!

    (And it was lovely to see you today, too!)

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  9. that's such a lovely feeling, well done! I think I need to enter some more art competitions, but I often fear the end result . . . .!

    Amelia.x

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  10. Fantastic stuff! Congratulations! You definitely deserve it!

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  11. Oh wow. How cool are you huh!!!! Congratulations - that is super wonderful! ☺

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  12. Congratulations Cathy! It's a beautiful and deserving piece.

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  13. Oh Cathy! What fabulous news. That is so cool- congrats x

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  14. That is so awesome I am so excited for you!!! it is well deserved it is a great piece. I am thrilled to bits!! xxx

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  15. YAY!! now your piece will be seen by many - that is fantastic!!

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  16. That is just fantastic! Congratulations to you. It was only a matter of time...

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  17. ... as it should be too Cathy! Yayyyyy thrilled to bits for you! Congratulations in spades ;))

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