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Friday, August 19, 2011

Good News





















If you recall this post, long ago I told you of an art show here in Taos called the Taos Arts Selects, it is a yearly Taos Fall Art show. It is a juried show and Taos is tough because they like landscapes and cowboys and Indians for the most part. Abstract is not usually what they go for. I entered one of my new abstracts (and not the flowers and vase painting) so I knew it was a long shot, but today I got the news that my painting was accepted. This is the first juried show in Taos that I have entered in 14 years that I have ever been accepted into. They took this painting:





























I told myself when I entered the show that if I got in it did not mean I was good and if I did not get in it did not mean I was a bad artist, I believe in my work no matter what others think and I stand by that. I do feel blessed to be included though. Have a happy weekend. XOXO

P.S. No matter what I do blogger spaces this post goofy.


34 comments:

marianne said...

Congrats Annie!
You have every right to feel happy and proud. It is good to believe in yourself , no matter what but it is fun to get recognition :)

Enjoy your weekend♥

sukipoet said...

this is wonderful Annie. I do believe your most recent paintings are quite wonderful and am glad the Taos choice committee agrees!

Lubna said...

So happy for you. I am so glad that I know you, Annie. You inspire me, by being so devoted to your passion, no matter what the hurdles.

Marion said...

So great to have that recognition of your work! Congratulations, Annie, this is really wonderful news. I'm so happy you stuck with it and no wonder they accepted your painting. I love it! xx

Anonymous said...

just found your site. and i'm so pleased that the first post i've read was about your painting being accepted. and your healthy and lovely attitude about it whether accepted or not! (but it is always nice to be accepted, no?)
your painting to me is ...
happiness, history, a sense of time and here ... nowness... i don't know.. i just like it!!!
and taos could afford to branch out a bit. maybe you've started something!
will enjoy browsing the archives of this beautifully creative site,
like a nice archaeological dig.
thanks!
tammy j

yoborobo said...

Yes! I had a very good feeling about these new paintings, Annie. There is a real energy to them. Congrats on this! I'm happy for you! xox Pam

Barbara/myth maker said...

Well deserved! Congratulations... I think that is a great coup to be in a Taos art show!!

Annie said...

Marianne, Thank you and you enjoy your weekend too! xoxo
Suki, Thank you sweetie, I am glad I finally broke through the wall I have been facing for months with these paintings, it feels good. xoxo
Lubna, Thank you, I am happy I know you too, you are very talented yourself!xoxo
Marion, Thank you! Never give up is my motto :-). xoxo
Tammy, Thank you! And welcome. I hope you enjoy your time here. xoxo
Pam, I have a good feeling too :-).
xoxo
Barbara, Thank you and yes, Taos/Santa Fe is the third biggest art mecca in the world next only to New York and Paris, and The Fall Arts show is the biggest event of the year, people come from around the world to see the show :-). xoxo

Angela Recada said...

Yay! Congratulation! This is just wonderful, and I am so very happy that your gorgeous painting will be seen by so many at this show! Yay!
xoxoxo

Annie said...

Angela, Thank you darling.xoxo

soulbrush said...

Yahooo yipppeeee yahoo. We know you're good, and having fun is all that counts!

old pajamas said...

Annie,

An honor for you; congratulations. Best wishes.....pajamas

Annie said...

Jossie, Thank you sweetie :-). xoxo
Old PJ's, Thank you so much! Always nice to see you. xoxo

Suzanne said...

What fun to have an entry in the show. Your work is unique, fun and interesting. Wishing you much joy in the creating and all the good stuff that comes along!

LauraX said...

good for you Annie...so well deserved!!!

Annie said...

Suzanne, Thank you, it is all about the creating everything else is gravy :-).xoxo
Laura, Thank you! xoxo

Lori ann said...

annie this is GREAT news. congratulations times 100! what an honor and so well deserved. it is a true blessing.

if you blog 'in draft' you won't have these problems, i think you'll like it better.

Annie said...

Lori, Thank you, and thank you for the blogger tip, I will try it.xoxo

~Babs said...

Aaahhhh,,,,validation always is welcome, even if we have confidence. This is great news Annie, when your hard work has been rewarded.
Good for you, and your attitude!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Yay! Your recent works take me back to the '60's for some reason, maybe some of the Danish Modern furnishings I grew up with? Anyway, I am glad they caught their eye and included your piece!

Thanks for visiting my kitty blog, too. I follow way too many blogs and somehow never catch up visiting. And thanks for mentioning your concerns about clumping litter. Being a vet tech, I know of it's risks and never used it when I had kittens as they could ingest it, and with my naked and very short haired Cornish Rex and Sphynx, they don't have the issues normal furred cats do with litter collecting in the fur of their paws. I use trays with grates in front of the boxes too that collect any litter that sticks to their paws, too. They don't have fur around their 'privates' for litter to collect in either. And because of their toes not being cushioned with fur, they hate the regular clay litter as I think it's kind of sharp on their skin with they dig. I have tried many of the wheat and corn based litters but have one cat with wheat and storage mite allergies and she breaks out with contact to anything wheat or grain. Anyway, just wanted you to know I appreciated your comment and concern.

Annie said...

Babs, yes validation is nice, I just never want to get too addicted to it :-).xoxo
Teri, Thank you. Glad to hear that your kitties are not at risk, but many people who read your blog may have long haired cats or normal haired cats as I do and I thought they should be aware :-). Always looking out to inform. xoxo

Robyn said...

Woohoo!!!
So happy for you xxx

and I like the painting you chose to share very much x

Annie said...

Robyn, Thank you sweetie. Actually there was a deadline or I may have entered another painting I painted after, but it all worked out :-). xoxo

Kate P said...

Yay! Congrats!!!

Annie said...

Kate.P, THANKS!xoxo

becky said...

Well, of course I am thrilled you got in! Iam truly happy for you. Even though you don't need it to validate the work you do, it is nice to be recognized... it just is! How long will the show be up, i'd like to come see it if you can swing it. miss ya & hope to get re-settled & on some sort of schedule soon so we can visit in person!
:)

Annie said...

Becky, Thank you sweetie. The show is only 10 days which is short, it seems like it used to go for 3 weeks. The dates are Sept 23-Oct2.
Not sure if I am going home in Sept or when if I do, but I would love to see you soon! xoxo

Houseelf said...

Huge Congratulations Annie! Hopefully if people see your work and know how to get in touch with you, you will get further sales.

Your new paintings have a different feel to your older ones. I hope they will all sell as you get more widely known.

secret agent woman said...

That's not good news, tha's great news! Congratualtions!

Annie said...

Melanie, As an artist one always wants to grow and improve :-). And anything can happen.xoxo
Secret Agent, Thank you! xoxo

kj said...

well! wonderful!

i'm not one bit surprised about this painting and your current series in general. other people have mentioned the 'energy' it emits, and that is what i see and feel too. congratulations from me too, annie xoxo

and lori's comment about typing in draft mode? hmmmm. i can't get the damn spacing to work and it drives me crazy. i am going to see what i do next time i write a post. maybe it's that simple? how nice that would be!

paint away annie coe. seems like it's happening! yay!


kj

Annie said...

kj, Thank you darling, I think something has shifted and I know I feel it inside, so my paintings have shifted too :-).
As for blogger I am going to try draft, we have nothing to loss, but our frustration. xoxo

Lynn said...

Yahoo! Wonderful. Bravo! So happy for you!!!! Well times they are a changin'... Keep it up...

Karine said...

Congratulations, Annie! That is great news.