Wednesday, July 23, 2008

American Artist Self Portrait Competition


Back in February, I entered my painting in American Artist Magazine's Self-Portrait Competition - and I got word yesterday, from the managing editor that I was chosen as a finalist. The article and the winning entries will be published in the October issue. How cool is that?

Update ~ I did not make the final cut after all, but looking at the work that did, I can only be extremely proud that I was considered in the final round.




31 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

Fantastic news! The Sep issue came last week, so only days to go.

Judy said...

That is very cool!!! You deserve it. You are a great artist!!!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

That's very cool...congrats!

Stacy said...

Congratulations!! I love your paintings and your painting style.

Charlotte McDavid said...

First of all I have not been on my computer lately and in catching up I saw that Jack had a bad report. I am keeping him in my prayers.
Your self-portrait is wonderful. You really are so talented.

johnnie said...

Congratulations! Very cool!!
p.s. ~ hope Jack is resting easy and having a good day.

E. Floyd said...

That is really cool! Congratulations!

Susan Carlin said...

So very cool, indeed! I remember when you posted this painting originally and loved it then. Keeping my fingers crossed for you....

Edward Burton said...

Excellent news - congratulations!
It's a wonderful self portrait!

Suzanne Gysin said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it

silvina said...

Congratulations! Very engaging self portrait. So beautifully done. Can't wait to see the article.

Pattie said...

Awesome - well, that one is sooo good, it has to win! Congratulations!

Justin Clayton said...

Fantastic! I love that portrait.

Deborah Ross said...

Congratulations! You certainly deserve it. I love looking at your blog to see the latest painting. Your style is exciting!

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Bravo! Looking forward to seeing that issue and I'm sure your prizewinning painting. Good luck!

Eve said...

It's pretty darn cool! Congratulations!

Carlos Ranna said...

Congrats!! You deserve it!

indiaartist said...

Congratulations. It was a winner when you first posted it.

tracywall said...

Way cool!!
You are unequivically a finalist to all of us!!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Brilliant news Karin. I love the brush beind the ear!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wonderful. You deserve it. You're one of the best.

FCP said...

Congrats Karin - it is a wonderfully executed piece. Good luck,
Faye

Pete said...

Great news Karin! You should be proud as there is a lot of competition there. My entry didn't fair quite so well.;) They are going to critique one of my paintings though.

Good luck!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Very cool, and so is your portrait. Very strong!

diane said...

Karin, When you first posted this self-portrait a few months ago, I had chills up my spine, it was that good! And I immediately thought to myself, she should enter this in the Smithsonsian's National Portrait Gallery Portrait Competition. Please consider doing so, and of course, congratulations on becoming a finalist of the American Artist Magazine's competition. I am so happy for you! Good luck!

n warner said...

Most excellent! Can't wait to read all about it. Lots of light in your eyes...well done as per you-usual.
Nina

Lisa Zook said...

Beautiful Karin...congrats on becoming a finalist in the American Artist Competition!!!
LOVE your painting style...I am mostly a palette knife painter (or enjoy that method the most) and also entered - will keep on trying.
I like Carol Marine's work also and follow you both along with Justin C. of the Daily Painters. My web site is www.lisazook.com if you wish to take a look...I work full time so I am only able to get one painting completed per every week to two weeks (right now) and have 2 galleries representing me in the Michigan, Ohio area. - Lisa

Takeyce said...

So cool! Congrats, Karin

Sharon Wright said...

Fantastic, absolutely well deserved, achievement, your portrait is frigging awesome! But then so is every single painting you do, you inspire me to keep painting.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Even if you don't look like I imagined. LOL

Elizabeth Parsons said...

bravo!

Elizabeth