Sunday, January 18, 2009

Good Publicity Almost By Accident

American Art February 2009 Issue


I'm still in disbelief. Really. I would have never thought I would be featured in this magazine - the same one my mom had stacks and stacks of back in the 70's and 80's. And under the heading 'You never know where things will lead to', this opportunity was a result of my entering a painting in the magazine's Portrait Competition last summer. I didn't make the final cut, but the editor, Bob Bahr, emailed and asked me if I'd like to be featured in the magazine some time down the road. Gulp. 'Yes I certainly would be proud to' I typed, as I'm totally flipping out. A couple of months later it was a done deal. I got their attention, all because I entered a competition. Mind you, there's never been a day when I entered my work in a contest and thought 'I'm definitely gonna win this'. Never. But I do it anyway. A big Thank You to Bob Bahr for noticing my work, for writing a really nice article, for spelling my name correctly (inside) and for landing me on the cover. I am very proud.

For a readable view of this article, click here.


Southwest Art January 2009


My Different Strokes From Different Folks blog was included in the Southwest Art magazine - part of the 2009 Guide to an Artful New Year. The blog itself goes under the same heading 'You never know where things will lead to' - back in September, my dog Jack died. I posted a photo and a painting of him on this blog and within a week, over 15 artists had painted Jack from that photograph and emailed me their images. In fact, every day I got another one and another one, and they were all very different. The idea that one photograph could inspire so many artists to paint or draw was unexpected and heart warming. So in five minutes, I created the blog and posted the many versions of Jack. And that's how it got started. Thanks to the editors of the magazine for taking notice. I do appreciate it.

For a readable view of this article, click here.



48 comments:

Rhodester said...

That's a beautiful cover.. congrats!

I Want To Be An Artist said...

Very beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on these magazines! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Avocaken said...

The Feb Artist Magazine is where I discovered your blog and your blog is where I discovered "Different Strokes...". I've enjoyed your blog and your challenge(s). Thank you very much for the effort and time it takes to post all of those "strokes".

LSaeta said...

This publicity is not by accident my dear. This has all happened because you are SO talented! Congrats on the cover article and it is nice to see someone so deserving get the credit.
Leslie

theresa martin said...

Congratulations and well deserved!

muddy red shoes said...

well done and muchio congrats, well deserved and a great article xx

Leah Waichulis said...

The American Artist article looks and sounds fantastic. Congratulations!

Michelle said...

Congradulations Karin...it is much deserved! A beautiful cover indeed! Thank you for sharing the articles and much gratitude for sharing your talents.

Ellen said...

WOW!!! What an article! Just wonderful! Now I can show all my friends who don't have computers what I've been talking about!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Awww. Karen, I'm so sorry about your dog. But his memory will live on because of the way you honored him.

So impressed with the magazine coverage! You have earned it. Also means there is still time for the rest of us who got a late start in this painting business!

My first DSFDF challenge was the portrait...and I really enjoyed it.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Congratulations Karin.
Well deserved. Your dedication to the community, is noticed.

Erika Nelson said...

WOOHOO congrats! I'm a proud DSDF participant from day 1 and I'm still enjoying it. Now I hope I can find a copy of that AA mag where I am.

Sheila said...

Your karma bank is paying big dividends right now Karin. All the time and work you've put in to help folk like me in your many blogs and websites is coming back to you in positive waves of publicity. HUGS!

adebanji said...

Now this is inspirational, never has any artist so intimately inspired me to go for it in recent years as you have. Your blog on DSFSF has changed the way I see photographs forever!

You deserve every attention and publicity possible!

God bless! Wishing you the rockets this year and even higher!

Les said...

Wow, it's a beautiful article that showcases your broad range of talents wonderfully! Congratulations! Truly inspirational.

Art with Liz said...

It's nothing less than you absolutely deserve. As Sheila says, your karma bank is paying out and it's a BIG bank that holds your karma. Thank you for being so inspirational - I'm going to see if I can find the AA magazine here.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Congratulations Karin! Both articles were brilliant and your paintings of course were too. New inroads are coming your way and you deserve them all. Thank you for letting me share your journey.

dominique eichi said...

Very well deserved Karin. You show us by plugging in and pushing on we can reach for our stars.
BRAVO.

Mary Spires said...

WOW! on both articles. This just shows how hard work and sharing comes back at ya! As one of the students that got to take your very first workshop, I know first hand what a giving person you are! You go GIRL!

James Parker said...

No accident. Well deserved. You have been "Paying It Forward" and the returns are appearing. Your talent is illuminated by your concern for others. And, "Where it Will Lead" may be the beginning of a success story for some artists of DSFDF because of your efforts, concern and willingness to share. My sombrero is off to you....James

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Excellent!

Vern Schwarz said...

Karin, what a gorgeous cover, and hearty congratulations on this major achievement. Love the article with all it's fabulous incites into your thoughts and processes. Again you help us all. Your work is so distinctive and inspiring, that most who view it, either want to own it, or try to paint like it, but mostly both.

Linda Warner Constantino said...

Karen,
Congratulations on your success!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Beautiful covers and great articles!
You deserve every attention and publicity possible!

Karin Jurick said...

Thank you all for the humbling praise, I am so very very grateful.

conradis said...

Karin,

Excellent article. I have been reading your blog for over a year now, and I am always quite glad that I do, only getting anxious when there is an extended break.;-)
You are simply a talented and worthy observer/commenter on modern life.

Mike said...

Karen . . .as a subscriber to your blog for the last 18 months I look forwar to your posts with anticipation to see 'what's next' for you.

This cover and article on American Artist is HUGE for you and a delight for the rest of us. Personally, I am thrilled for you . . . . .after all, I feel as though I know you after looking over your shoulder for 18 months! ;-)

Anita said...

Congratulations!

Andy Mathis said...

WooHoo-
You Go, Girl!

Carol Marine said...

This is so very well deserved Karin!

Pattie Wall said...

I am so thrilled for you! You are certainly deserving all this kind of attention.
It is an honor to paint with you and I sincerely appreciate all you do for generously supporting other artists with your time and ideas.

Jo Ann Elig said...

Congratulations Karin, well deserved. Thanks for sharing everyday with us.

cupofjoeartshow said...

Congratulations. I love your artwork. I noted this American Artist issue in my blog, too. Just really impressed with your technique.

Mark Bridges said...

Definitely painting the blue monsters and leading the tribe. Enjoying the print coverage.

David Malan said...

Very nice, and well deserved.

Georgia said...

Congratulations!! Very well deserved. Excellent article!

B Boylan said...

I was given that magazine from another artist and when I looked at the cover, it looked so much like the blog I frequent, Karin Jurick's work...welllll, wellll..it WAS Karin's work!
This is such a great treat to read more about your process, and you are very relatable in your processes! You definitely have a style that is unforgettable. And thanks for sharing your work online!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Thank you for sharing the articles. It was great to read about the journey, the effort and the inspiration. You are most deserving and appreciated!

Jeff Hayes said...

Congrats Karin; VERY well-deserved!
-Jeff

Lucie Geffré said...

Congratulations! Wonderful article!

Madeline said...

Hey Karin,
Fantastic! No such thing as an accidents. Your beautiful paintings, hardwork, and fate have brought you to this place. Keep going!

TSL said...

Positively charming, just like you.

tres said...

Karin, what I cant believe is how many great paintings you have time for, after ( or before) you do everything else you do.
I'm very appreciative of the time you also take to give us so much input and direction through your " different strokes". I've participated once so far and plan on doing it again.

I really enjoy learning more about your story and how you paint. GREAT story in A.A.M.
......and I'm not surprised at all that your there.
Please keep sharing!

Carmen Beecher said...

Your cover and article are so well-deserved. You are an awesome and innovative artist and you belong on the cover...also appreciate your salute to the great Andrew Wyeth. My visit to the Brandywine Museum was a most magical day and I'll never forget it.
Carmen Beecher

Terry Rafferty said...

I'm so very happy for you; many many congratulations to you: an incredibly talented and generous artist.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Many congratulations Karin - it's all really well deserved - on both counts. Plus it's all such a wonderful way of remembering Jack.

You're obviously getting a mention in "who's made a mark this week" tomorrow. Goes without saying! :D

Robin Cheers said...

Congratulations Karin! Its a wonderful article and I'm so glad to see your recognition growing!

IVYALLOVER said...

WOW congratulations athough its no accident they asked you to be a part of it. You are amazing! Well deserved my friend ♥