The Laws of Nature

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NWS and more!

Image: Fourier's Law by Katharine A. Cartwright; watercolor on Arches paper; 26"x 19"
Time flies when you're having fun (who said that??) and I've neglected this blog. However, there's good news to report. My recent work (see image) was just juried into the 91st Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society (NWS) ... and ... it won the Loa Sprung Award for the best abstract painting ... and ... it will go on tour for one year .... and ... I earned Signature Status from NWS! This is a fantastic honor, and I'm thrilled to be part of this most prestigious watercolor society.
"The Laws of Nature" series continues. I've painted 15 so far and will keep going for many more years. This work has also caught the attention of major collectors and publications. So, I'm enthusiastically moving forward.
Additionally, I've had the joy of teaching many students over the summer the rewards of creating authentic work - painted expertly in their own voices. I look forward to working with more students and creating an individualized experience for them.
Otherwise, we're readying our home for winter. It was 20 degrees this morning. And, I'll leave for Los Angeles in two weeks to attend the NWS award ceremony.
Life is good! What's new with you?

19 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Congratulations!!!

Margaret Ryall said...

I'm so happy for the good things that are happening in your life, all of which are well deserved. Keep it up.

Chris Beck said...

Glad to hear this good news! I'll be in LA for the same reason -- hope to meet you at the luncheon or reception!!

Robin said...

Congratulations on all of your wonderful news! It's nice to see a current blog post from you.

Casey Klahn said...

I just dropped in by random - I must have your posts tuned into my brainwaves! It is wonderful to hear your news, and I am proud that I know you in blogland, Kathy.

Enjoy the trip to L.A. and the much deserved celebrations.

jill polsby said...

Fantastic! What a compliment to all your hard work and wonderful painting style. I can't imagine every painting "well enough" to submit something to the NWS, much less to achieve signature status. Many, many congratulations from your fans.

-Don said...

Yay, Kathy! You are rockin' it!!! Your work is getting the recognition it deserves. Keep 'em coming!

-Don

Susan Roux said...

This is so exciting! A new home, a new location and reaffirmation that you can make it with art from any rural area. It's a wonderful feeling when your passion for a particular subject is recognized and admired. I'm very happy for you. Congratulations.

My girls have done very well this year. As I continue to develop them, your kind of success is what I'm aiming for. You're an inspiration. Keep those gears going!

L.W.Roth, said...

Congratulations!! But of course. Your work is so unique and very worthy of recognition. Dare we hope for "Best of Show?" I think so. Go blow them away in LA.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well-deserved accolades, Katharine! Congratulations on all your successes. Your work is unique and powerful.

Unknown said...

Congratulations Katharine and well deserved! This is an exciting series and it's great to see it getting recognized!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Exciting news--congratulations.

Dan Kent said...

Wow! Congratulations! Congretulations! Congratulations! For all of it. That nws designation is quite an honor! I'm happy for all of the good things you are getting - that you have truly earned. I would have given you an award just for being my art philosophy guru. :)

Stan Kurth said...

Hi Kathy,

The "Loa Sprung" Award, that's major. I think it is the second highest award. Congrats! I'll see you and Chris in San Pedro. I had a painting accepted which will also be in the travel exhibit and I was awarded signature status.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Wow! Sooooo Happy for you! How Wonderful and so deserved! You are an inspiration to all of us and now your "secret" is out in the world! I am so excited for you that I am about to burst! LOL! Much Love and Admiration! (you know, you are so generous that it is really not surprising that great things are coming your way.)

Kathy said...

Thank you, all!!! Your continued support and encouragement means a great deal to me :-)
Chris and Stan - congratulations!! See you in LA.

Susan said...

I just knew it was a matter of time...and, here it is!!! NWS signature member - awesome! All that you have put out there is coming back to you. Could not be any happier for you. Yes, life is good.

Mary Paquet said...

Congratulations, Kathy!D By now you must have gone to LA. I'm sure you saw our friend, Mike Bailey, president of NWS. He is such a terrific artists and teacher.

Do tell us about the publications and collectors. You are creating a very unique series that combines your knowledge of science and your creativity in art. Love it!

La Petite Gallery said...

When I met you I had no idea
you were Kathy Cartwright. I keep looking at the new painting,but didn't put it together. Can you forgive me.. Yvonne