Symbolic Still-Life

40 x 80 cm   Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils on Canson Pastel Board

Winner of the 2010 Launceston Art Society’s Annual Acquisitive  Triple A Art Award ($1,000)

Yesterday was a roller-coaster ride of emotions for me. I waited all day to see if I was a finalist in the 2010 Glover Art Prize, but this was not to be. My disappointment was considerably subdued when I was announced the winner last night of the Launceston Art Society’s major annual art award, joy!

This coming Monday I will post a photo of my unsuccessful Glover entry with an artist’s statement.

As an artist you must accept criticism, no matter how harsh or glowing and just get on with life. I have more art planned for other art awards and I enjoy the challenge of entering them. The more I enter, the more I have learnt about being able to deal with the highs and lows.

I was so pleased (actually chuffed) to win last night’s award as it was totally unexpected. A little bit of recognition now and then keeps one going, knowing that what one is doing has some merit after all!



About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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