Thursday, April 7, 2011

I GOT IN!

I know, we all tell ourselves that, just because we don't get in a juried show doesn't mean our work isn't quality stuff - and yet when we get that letter or email of acceptance, it makes us do the happy dance. 

So when I got this email yesterday:

Dear Rhonda
Thank you for entering the 118th Annual Juried Exhibit. We are happy to inform you that your piece was selected for this exhibit.


We certainly hope you and your family and friends will attend the opening reception, Sunday April 10 from 1 – 4 pm, with announcement of awards at 3pm. The exhibit will also be open April 14-17, April 21 - 24, April 28 - May1 from 1 - 4 pm.

I stood up and did the happy dance! 

Thanks for all the good wishes - I know that had something to do with my getting in :) and the fact that this painting is a good painting (in spite of not getting into the juried Viewpoint show last November). 

Crows rock!!!


(The title of the painting is:

And Your Point Is...?

and is one of my crow series paintings. 







Sweetie (AKA Jerry) says, "Put on your blog that I think you got first place!"  Now that's love :) ha ha

31 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

Congratulations!!! And what a fabulous painting:)

Judy said...

Congratulations Rhonda!

Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations, Rhonda...yipee!

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Rhonda,

Was there ever a doubt? Congratulations and may I add my vote to Jerry's.
Well Done, Rhonda, but we'd all still love to see your version of, "The Happy Dance"!
Keep Smiling,
Gary.

Dee Doyle said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations to you! Of COURSE You will win, and of course you should be doing a happy dance! Love the painting!

Lisa Walsh said...

Woo-hoo!!!!! Very well deserved Rhonda! I'm doing my own happy dance for you.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Congratulations, Rhonda! It is a good painting and I am so pleased for you. We will all do the happy dance with you:-)

Ann Buckner said...

You can't see it but I'm doing a happy dance for you too. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

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Gillian said...

Well done! I'd be shouting it from the rooftops. A very worthy exhibit it will make too. x

Irina said...

Great news! Great. Please post the photos of the show.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, everyone, for the congrats! It's good to get in and feel like you're part of the art scene in Cincinnati. Several of my watercolor friends got in so there will be lots of support at the opening :)

jgr said...

Rhonda that is AWEsome!! Big congrats to you - I wish I were closer I would love to be at the opening. I think Jerry is right-first place!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Jane. I wish all of my blogger friends could attend - wouldn't that be something??

Gaylynn said...

Congratulations Rhonda!!! You and your painting are sooo deserving! Marking my calendar to go see the exhibit. Very happy for you :-)

Tim Robinson said...

Congratulations!

Jane said...

Congratulations Rhonda , the painting is fabulous, you really deserve it.

Caroline said...

Congratulations Rhonda, this is wonderful news and well deserved.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Carrie, Judy, Carol, Gary, Dee, Christiane, Ann, Lisa, Gillian, Irina, Jane, Caroline, Jane, and Tim!!!

Thanks, Gaylynn - Deb got in, too!! Come and see the show - I'm hoping it's great but I won't know until Sunday afternoon :)

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

yesh! you rock Rhonda!!! can't wait to hear about the opening :D

Suzanne McDermott said...

Yay! I just did a happy dance for you in my mind. Awesome news - You deserve it!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Teresa :)

Suzanne, glad you just did the happy dance in your mind - and hope you are healing every day :)

jane minter said...

congratulations ! rhonda

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane :)

hw (hallie) farber said...

Congratulations--I love those crows.

Vicki Greene said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Whoopie! As I just was told to "throw away" my cane today, it is a bit premature (and dangerous) to do a happy dance with you, but I am SO HAPPY for your getting into this show! This painting is so deserving, and since I have loved your crow series I have to agree with Jerry...this will be a winner. I applaud your tenacity and just know that more rewards await thee!

Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda,
Tons of Congrats!!! Have fun with others and share joy with anyone. You deserve it.
Best wishes&Hug, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Hallie, Vicki, Sadami and Susan! Susan, so glad you have thrown away your cane!! A virtual Happy Dance is just as good :)

Sandra said...

Your crows are amazing.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Sandra. I'm glad you like them.