9/27/11

"Curbsides" headed to Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Institute of American Art

This news deserves it's own post and may be duplicate news from my previous post, but I have reason to blow my horn! Woo Hoo!

"Curbsides" 12x9" Pastel on sanded paper, ©Brenda Boylan

Back in August, "Curbsides" was entered into the 39th Annual Pastel Society of America Juried Exhibit and was accepted! So I sent it out on a visit to New York City for the month long show at the National Arts Club. They (the jurors) liked it so much that it won an award, but that's not all, there's more! Just yesterday, I received notice that it was invited to hang at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. A museum with the likes of Andy Warhol and Georgia O'Keefe. So this little guy will be getting more mileage than all my trips out to Sauvie Island. Pretty nice little feather to put in my cap i guess, heh?

There are times when you wonder if all that hard work at the easel makes any difference. Well, let me be the first to tell you that it really does. :)

9 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

and well you should be.....congratulations! Chuck Close says something similar about developing your skills as an artist... you need to be almost obsessive;)

Susan Roux said...

Congratulations! It seems this painting is not sitting idle parked by the side of the road. You may need to change the title to Miles of Travel! It has great light. Love the pink in the sidewalk.

B Boylan said...

Susan, you crack me up! Could there be an award for the msg pinky comment? Thanks!

B Boylan said...

OOoops Susan, my itouch went into auto-corrected mode with my comment...original post: Could there be an award for the most clever comment?
Thanks again.

Cindy Michaud said...

This piece deserves all it can get and more: you hit the nail on the head and yes, that is what keeps us going! this is gold, congrats.

B Boylan said...

Thanks tons Cindy!

Celeste Bergin said...

Congratulations, Brenda! I can see why it was chosen...it is a stand out! WOW.....This is a huge deal!!! well deserved! :)

r garriott said...

This is so lovely... no surprise it was juried in. Love the glow of the sky and the geometry of poles and wires. Way to go!

B Boylan said...

Thanks bunches, Garriott!