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Art Renewal Center Salon FINALIST

I am thrilled to announce that my painting, Wax Paper II, is a Finalist in the International 2008/2009 Art Renewal Center Salon competition!

This competition attracts the finest realist painters in the world and I am so honored to have my work placed with the stunning group of 30 other Finalist paintings in the Still Life category.

> See my painting on the ARC page among the other finalists

> See the ARC Salon winners in all categories

> Read earlier blog posts about how I made this painting

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Reader Comments (20)

so happy for u!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGiovanni Pasini

Wow, congratulations! You definitely deserve it.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Elder

Congratulation, great work!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarco Folchi

Woohoo! Wonderful! Congratulations. So glad you are getting the recognition you deserve Sadie!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice McMahon White

It's a lovely painting you deserve it.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeff f

A well deserved feather in your cap!! Congratulations! Wow!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat Aube Gray

The other thing I noticed was that your work is pretty original, or maybe I mean it stands out.

There are a lot of very competent painters on the site. I can tell who studied with Angel and Collins and so on. Nothing wrong with that, but your painting was very different in so many ways; composition and the sparseness compared to some of the other still life's. Very original.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeff f

Yes hearty congratulations Sadie.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulian Merrow-Smith

brilliant news, you are well deserving of it. well done sadie and the painting is beautiful, quite an inspiration. r.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrahina qh

Congratulations! The other artists are in fine company.

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Buckner

Sadie, this is AWESOME! As has been said here before, this is well deserved!

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlia El-Bermani

Congratulations to you -- BEAUTIFUL work!!!

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterm collier

Sadie, It's amazing how far you've come over the life of this blog. Your blog is a fascinating account of your development and what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication.

Congratulations on the ARC selection.

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbillsharp

Thanks so much everyone!

Thanks Jeff, always nice to be seen as original :) I didn't study at an atelier, I assembled my education from lots of sources, that's probably why my work looks different.

Bill, thanks, I really had no idea what journey I was beginning when I started the blog. Like so many things in life, a bunch of seemingly random decisions and events starts to look like an intentional path when seen at a later time :)

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

Congratulations and so well deserved!!! Your work is stunning....I only hope to attain that level at some point in my life!

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa Rankin

I saw that on ARC the other day and thought,..Fantastic !
Three other artist I really like had pieces in there, and I keep telling myself this is the best collection of still life artist together I've ever seen.
Your work truly merits the reconization.
So glad for you!

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim Serrett

Beautiful work! Congratulations!!!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentern warner

Big congratulations, Sadie! Your work is beautiful and I'm sohappy for you. :)

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Tracey Brandon

congratulations you so deserve it . I think you are the best.
love your work, it sparkles.Dee

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeirdre m shanny

Well, I'm a portuguese painter and I'm searcing the blogs looking for places with interesting art, and, by luck I discovered here, your space...

Splendid! Art for me is this kind of realistic things you a matter of fact, on my blog there's a little discussion taking place on the comments pages about the need of a renewal in the actual art scene. If you want to visit, use the tool there to translate from portuguese to english. If you decide to go, you will be very welcome...

Anyway I'll comming back to see the news.

And, my compliments to the superb work, you really deserve the recognition.

July 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterantonior
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