Thursday, April 2, 2009

hunting art prize 2009


remember him? mister abrams. he's made quite the debut on my blog over the past year. and i am truly thankful and honored to report that i sent him away to houston, texas a few days ago, as he was chosen to be one of the 2009 hunting art prize finalists.

for those of you unfamiliar with this prize:

"the hunting art prize, which is sponsored by the international oil services company hunting, plc, is a prestigious annual competition open to established artists, talented newcomers, and promising amateurs. it's $50,000 award is the most generous annual art prize in the U.S. and has helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of distinguished artists."

needless to say, i wouldn't mind taking home that prize, but at the same time am truly humbled just to get to be a part. a gala takes place at the beginning of may where all of the art will be displayed and the winner will be revealed. 

in other news, i have been busy creating all sorts of commission pieces: people portraits, ranch houses, burros, dogs, zebras, trees and abstracts. if you are one of the few consistent pop tart readers, i apologize that i have been neglecting the blog lately.  i am going to make an effort to step it up. thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Virginie Meyers said...

Wow. How cool that your amazing talent is being recognized so notably! You're already a winner in my eyes.

darrah said...

thanks so much, v!

c said...

(cash register sound).

kelly said...

deany! i'm not ONE BIT surprised. good for you for putting your work out there - it's awesome & deserves such an accolade! (is that how you spell "accolade"???)

Beverly said...

oh my goodness! how wonderful! Now you'll have to paint something else to take up the space on that wall! Fingers crossed that you get the moola...but if not, still what an honor! You deserve it!

merparker said...

How exciting! Congrats!

darrah said...

thanks, friends, for all of the encouraging commentary!