Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NWS signature!!!

I got word on Sunday morning that I'd been awarded signature status in the National Watercolor Society!! This is a biggie for me -- it's one of the top societies in the U.S. -- and a longtime dream. In addition to the painting I submitted to the show (starring Nosey Mouse), I had to send three more paintings for review -- two featured my little vintage salt shakers and the third featured one of my tin toys. If you're interested, you can see the three paintings here and here and here.

Now it's back to the studio for the next deadline!!

22 comments:

  1. Chris, this is a wonderful accolade for you and very well deserved. Your work has always blown me away and I wish you all the best for the future. Enjoy the fame! ;)

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  2. Congratulations Chris!
    Love your cavalcade of characters!

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  3. Yeaaa! Great news! A big CONGRATULATIONS to you Chris!

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  4. This is so fabulous, Chris, and So deserved. You are single-handedly (or single-brushedly?) responsible for my newfound appreciation of watercolor paintings. You rock!

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  5. AM SO THRILLED for YOU! Congratulations and well deserved!

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  6. Thank you all for the sweet comments of support!! It's a thrill to share the good news!

    Guy -- love the alliteration!! Sounds like the promo for a travelling show!! ;-D

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  7. Congratulations on the well deserved award. Looked at and loved all four of your submissions.

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  8. Chris, hearty congratulations, but if you were not already affirmed in the National Watercolor Society years ago, it is they who need to catch up with some of the greatest watercolorists out there, like you!

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  9. Thanks Balaji, Rhonda, and Mona!!

    Mona, for a variety of reasons, this was my first attempt at signature -- I'm so pleased that it was successful!!

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  10. Wow! That's fantastic!! Congratulations on such a huge honor....You've worked hard for a long time for this. Celebrate!!

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  11. Thanks, Jill -- glad you stopped by and left a comment!

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  12. And you already know that I offer most heartfelt congrats, Chris! May you continue to grow and prosper in the world of watercolor!

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  13. My deepest thanks for the good wishes, Mike!! As I told you a couple of weeks ago when you called, I'm thrilled to reach this long-time goal!! I appreciate your encouragement to continue on!!

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  14. I'm way behind in blog posts - just saw this - and CONGRATS! - that's huge!!! I'm proud of you!

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  15. Thanks, Deb!! I know you've had a lot on your plate lately - glad you had time to stop by!!

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  16. Me gusta el estilo que pones en tus pinturas, esté en particular es muy bueno. Un saludo desde España.

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