Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Aqueous Open

This past weekend I was back in western PA and to the opening reception of the 63 rd Aqueous in Pittsburgh. This is an exhibit I recall my watercolor proff ( Robert Hild ) talking about when I was in college. ( Must have been a new one back then !)

The juror was Frank Graff, AWS,NWS,TWSA. From 221 entries from 26 states and Canada he had the task of choosing 60 pieces for the show and 12 award winners. I was honestly astounded when someone called last week to say that Indian Corn #8 was to receive an award ( They wouldn't say which or what kind of ). Turns out it was
the "Winsor Newton Award". The English
company is known for it's profesional grade
art supplies and the prize was a great travel set of watercolor paints.
The show is up through the 28th of November so if you find yourself in the Pittsburgh,PA area, stop in at the BE galleries on Buter Street.


  1. Bout time you got some recognition for your Indian corn, Janet. Congrats!!!!

  2. Shucks Billie ! I'm still quite a maized at getting the award. REALLY. All puns aside.
    Thanks for your encouragement !

  3. Hi Janet,
    Truly wonderful artwork! I enjoyed viewing your work very much. Thank you for visiting my new to life blog and you kind words. I'm new & much to learn. I've not created anything for book designs but have done calendars, recipe book and other paper products in the past which I enjoyed very much I appreciate your time and best wishes to you.

  4. Well deserved, Janet. It is a great piece and I would say shows off well for judges.
    Good job.

  5. Hi Sara,
    Thanks for visiting ! (I'm slow to respond )
    Keep painting ! You're in the right direction...Try a book next !

    Hi Gary !
    Hope you're feeling better ! This art stuff is always a surprise. This painting was a former reject at another show...perserverance

  6. Congratulations on the award - well deserved. Your work is lustrous, beautiful, real.

    I read back through a few older posts - and I am envious of your travels and painting experiences. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you Patrice, for stopping by,writing the nice comments and for going back & reading some older posts. Yes, I've been fortunate.

  8. congratulations, Janet. Very well deserved.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and may God's blessings overwhelm you this coming year.

  9. that's great, I really like that piece, it deserves recognition!

  10. Hi Nick !
    Thanks for looking in. And thanks for the nice comment. When are you going to China ??