Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mousie news...

A Shocking Discovery
watercolor, 12" x 12"
Chris Beck

I'm a bit behind in posting my own art doings, but Nosey Mouse has two exciting bits of news. First -- his starring role in A Shocking Discovery netted him a spot of the cover of Steve Worthington's book, The Mouse Project. You can read all about it and order copies of the book on Steve's blog. For anyone new to my blog, Steve invited 22 artists to create paintings featuring one of his bronze mice and then assembled the works into a book, proceeds of which will go to animal shelters. For the backstory on my painting, see my earlier post.

Second -- Nosey is also thrilled that A Shocking Discovery won an honorable mention in the California Statewide Watercolor Exhibition, which opened on December 11 at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, CA. The exhibit runs through February 27, 2011 and Nosey would be delighted if you stopped in to say hello.

19 comments:

  1. I love this painting Chris. Well done on your involvement in this project and how its paid off for you.

    Merry Christmas.

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  2. I'm not at all surprised at mousey's doings lately and am very glad to see your own paintings here!! Love your work and have been going into withdrawal lately even with all the good artists you've been showcasing. May 2011 be the Year of the Mouse for you :)

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  3. Thats wonderful news Chris!! Must see if I can get my hands on a copy of the book, what a super idea.
    Wishing you a peaceful holiday and a wonderful 2011 from snowy Orkney xx

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  4. Congratulations, Chris. It really is a great painting.

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  5. How nice to hear from all my dear friends!! And thanks for the cheers. I am particularly touched that you stopped by, since I have been so out of touch with all of you! I'm hoping the new year will be one of renewed connections and lots of creative energy!!

    A very Merry Christmas to you too, Jeanette!

    Rhonda, I'm tickled to think about making 2011 The Year of the Mouse!!

    K, your work and successes are a great inspiration to me -- hope all continues to go well for you!

    Tracy, I return your good wishes for the holidays and the new year!

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  6. Thanks, Michelle. Loved your painting and am very pleased it's hanging next to mine at the show!! Beautiful!!

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  7. Congrats - (although more than honorable mention should have been awarded!!!) and thank goodness you are posting again! Ditto Rhonda's comment - severe withdrawal!!!

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  8. Thanks, Deb!! I'm going to do my best to stay connected in 2011. Some months ago, I "streamlined" my blog sidebar and took away all the thumbnails of the blogs I follow. Being a visual person, I promptly neglected to check on them regularly without those colorful reminders. Starting over... ;-)

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  9. So well deserved (really, should have been the Grand Prize)! This painting makes me smile every time I see it.

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  10. Thanks, R -- I'm wishing my friends had been the judges here!!

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  11. Congratulations Chris, This is such a wonderfully composed watercolor too! Love the mouse!

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  12. Hi CHris, I am new to MOWS and just saw the announcement in the newsletter about this painting. It's outstanding and absolutely deserves all the recognition it can get.

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  13. Thanks, Kathy!! Glad you like the painting and thanks for leaving a comment!

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  14. Great stuff Chris!
    Thanks again for your help!
    And a 'Happy New Year' to you of course.

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  15. Happiest of New Years to you too, Steve!! It was such a pleasure to be involved in this project. Just got my very own hands-on copy of the book and am very pleased -- excellent design and very high-quality production!!

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