20 September, 2010

First Place Award

Casey Klahn

Artist Casey Klahn, of Davenport, Washington, received the First Place Award in the Drawing category, at the Sausalito Art Festival, September 4-6, 2010. Klahn won this award for the whole body of work presented in his outdoor booth, which this year featured The Prairie Series of pastel landscapes.

The Sausalito Art Festival enjoys national and international prominence as one of the best fine art and craft venues.
Established in 1952, it has become a premier annual destination event for collectors and art patrons.

Casey Klahn received the same award in 2009: First Place in Drawing, Sausalito Art Festival.
His other awards include the Making a Mark Award for the Best Picture of a Place posted on an artist blog in 2009, and two Juror's Choice Awards, 2005 and 2007, in Fine Art from the Spokane ArtFest, jurist Michael Monroe.


The Prairie Series.
Sausalito Art Festival.
2010 Awards List.


Photo Credit: Lorie Klahn

Note to my readers: Regulars at The Colorist already know about my new award, but since I only snuck the news in as a photo caption I now have to provide this formal release to appease the self promotion troll. Thanks for your forbearance!

21 comments:

Jean Spitzer said...

Nice photo. Congratulations, again! Definitely deserves its own mention.

SippicanCottage said...

The Sausalito Art Festival is busy telling me what I already know: Casey Klahn has the art world version of a fine fist.

They keep saying it over and over, like a disturbed person would.

I wish they'd tell me something I don't know. Is he a terrific ballroom dancer? Can he hit a curve ball? Does he snore? Has he ever come in second in a pie-eating contest?

Stinson Fine Art said...

Well derserved!

Joni James said...

Nice! Congrats to you!!

Irina said...

Congratulations! I was no one moment surprised.

Lisa McShane said...

Fantastic Casey!

Kathy said...

Congratulations, Casey! Much deserved.

Sara Mathewson said...

Casey,

i don't think that I have congratulated you yet. So Congratulations! This award is well deserved!!

I have loved your paintings from the first time i saw one and am honored to be following you. I have really learned a lot from you on this pastel journey and for that I thank you!

Sara

Robin Neudorfer said...

Congratulations on a well deserved award. So glad it ended on a high note.

Jen said...

Hey Casey, congrats! Looks like you had a great summer - love your work. Jen

-Don said...

Congratulations, again, to both you and your self promotion troll. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with one of those...

-Don

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks to all. I linked you on the net post.

Brian (Sippican), that is funny. Maybe I can take my art to the Garden someday. And, as for your questions. No, no, yes and no.

Don - wish I were bigger than the troll, but I'm not. He always gets me...

Jean - my wife is the photo talent. I'm just the artist.

PAMO said...

Hi Casey. I was looking at Kathy's blog and saw you there. I realized I hadn't rejoined your blog after blowing up my last one. Boy am I glad I stopped back by! What a true honor you've received!
Your artistry and talent is amazing. You exude positive energy.
Keep on keeping on. And sorry I've been away.

Celeste Bergin said...

Whoa! First Place--wellllll I am not really surprised..you deserve it!

Casey Klahn said...

PAMO and Celeste - thanks very much. Celeste, I was surprised. What will I do next year? I have ideas.

Sally Veach said...

Casey,
I have been away for a long time it seems....and just when I come back to check on what you are up to, I see First Place at the Sausalito Art Festival! Of course, it is of no surprise to me---you work is superb! Three of my siblings live in Mill Valley--I wish I was there to see it.
Sally

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Sally.

Mill Valley! That's pretty much the same exit ramp, if I remember right. I had a show there once at the Barefoot Gallery.

Send your three sibs by next labor Day (and maybe yourself!) since I will be there next year.

harry bell said...

Congratulations, Casey! Very well deserved recognition.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Harry!

JafaBrit's Art said...

I am a bit late, but casey what a wonderful thing to read, congratulations.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Corrine. You are not late, just timely in another fashion.

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