01 January, 2010

New Years Welcome

Prairie Bush
5.25" x 12.75"
Casey Klahn

Happy New Year! Just checking in, before I take a road trip to the Seattle area to pick up my art from the show. It was a great success, and I have been invited for tea to view one of my works in its new home. That will be fun, and the rewards of having sold a couple of works are greater when you are friends with your patrons. Thanks, Northwest University, for hosting the exhibition.

Thanks to those who voted, and everyone who participated in the Making a Mark awards. Just about all of the bloggers know that I took an honor for best picture of a place (I'll call that the landscape category). It turns out that I was runner up for best picture overall, which is also a humbling but welcome achievement - thanks to my voters.

What I like about this MAM award is that it was a vote by peers and by the public, rather than coming from an arts professional or an arts committee. I also like that it was a very broad based award, with a worldwide venue, and originating from London, where Katherine Tyrrell blogs. Woo Hoo! Got to love the internet, and I will say that my first thought when I was nominated was, "I'll never win this award!"

Okay, I am set to go on the road for a few days, and hope to post/read while on the trip. Be good, and if you want to read the best in blogging, my previous post could keep you busy for an hour or more with awesome art blogging.

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Unknown said...

Congratulations, Casey!! And, how wonderful to be invited to tea to see the new home for your painting. You must be very excited. Have a safe trip.

Deborah Paris said...

Congrats Casey!

SamArtDog said...

Congratulations, Casey, for the MAM award! I loved all your river paintings, especially this winner. I learn so much from both your paintings and your posts.

Thanks and best wishes for a happy new year!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Congrats on the MAM award! Glad you had some sales from your show, too. The old year was pretty good for you and there's a new one ahead! Happy New Year!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, especially, Katherine, for your comments and for going to see the exhibition in Kirkland.

Thanks, Kathy, Deborah and SamArtDog!

Brian McGurgan said...

Congratulations Casey - you've had quite a year of successes with your artwork. Best wishes for an equally successful 2010 (or even better!).

It's good to see your Prairie Bush pastel again - I'm hoping you'll be posting more from this series soon!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Brian! I wish you a happy new year and great successes in the coming year.

masmoulin said...

A beautiful site !

Casey Klahn said...

Merci. Thank you for reading.

Kelly Borsheim Artist said...

Congratulations, Casey. And "Prarie Bush" is lovely.

Casey Klahn said...

Appreciate it, Kelly.

Joan DaGradi Studio said...

Casey, many congrats on your MAM award.
Well done, sir!
Hope that 2010 is a magnificent year for you and your family.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks very much, Joan. Many happy returns to you!

pattrsnd said...

Congrats Casey! Love the "Prairie" painting!

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