Thursday, June 27, 2013

BETHESDA NORTH HOSPITAL - PURCHASE AWARD

I received a phone call Tuesday afternoon to tell me my painting, Am I Blue?, was one of seven paintings that were Purchase Award paintings in the Bethesda North Art show!  YAY!  If you remember, I entered 2 paintings back in September 2012 and then the artist reception wasn't held until May 2013.  But we weren't told at that time who got Purchase Awards - meaning, which paintings did the hospital buy to remain in their facility.  They just decided and mine is one of them.  YAY!


And it's always been one of my favorite paintings so I am glad someone loved it as much as I did.  

Which one am I talking about?
This one.  
Titled, Am I Blue?

It will be on permanent display in the Mary Jo Cropper Breast Health Center of Bethesda Hospital North in Cincinnati.

I am feeling like a very lucky girl lately, with getting into the Viewpoint juried show with a painting, and then finding out Bethesda is going to purchase this painting, and I have a show at the Campbell County Library in July coming up.  I like being a busy and successful artist :)

Wishing you much success with your artwork, too!

30 comments:

Sadami said...

Oh, Rhonda, CONGRATs!!!! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy this sweet result and move onto a bright future that awaits you.
Best wishes, Sadami

Studio at the Farm said...

BIG congradulations to you, Rhonda!!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations, Rhonda it is so beautiful.

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

congratulations, and it is a beauty. That is one great thing the hospitals have going for them is really nice art.
peace,
CheyAnne

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Looks like you're on a roll girl! "Am I Blue" is a wonderful painting and it's surprising it took the place so long to decide to buy it.
I'm really happy for you, Rhonda. Nothing quite like a check to validate what you're doing!
Keep 'em coming!!
Sincerely,
Gary

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much! Everyone's support and good wishes mean so much to me - and that check is nice, too! ha ha I do wish all hospitals would buy original artwork for their waiting areas - it makes a difference for me when I visit or have labwork or anything in a hospital, to look around and see something beautiful.

RH Carpenter said...

Gary, I'm going to start saving my money so I can come visit Hawaii again sometime soon - maybe 2014 :)

Vandy said...

Wonderful news! And I'm really not at all surprised. It's a stunning painting.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - congratulations - you so richly deserve this. Love your painting and I am sure so many others will now enjoy it. What a great compliment to your lovely work. Good luck with all your upcoming endeavors also. Have a great day.

laura said...

All of your hard work and creativity are paying off in success and good feelings!
Congratulations--I love Am I Blue too!

hw (hallie) farber said...

They purchased a beauty. Congratulations.

Mrs A said...

Yes! Well done! It is a beautiful painting and well deserves the special spot! It would help patients too I'm sure, calming and healing. Mrs A

Lorraine Brown said...

Congratulations Rhonda, it is a lovely painting and will adorn the walls and add something very nice for people to think of whilst they are there maybe under not so nice circumstances.

Lorraine Brown said...

Congratulations Rhonda, a lovely painting adorning the walls to cheer visitors up. Hope this comment isnt here twice not sure what when wrong with my first one

CrimsonLeaves said...

Good for you, Rhonda. It is a wonderful piece. Congratulations!

Kevin Neal said...

Congrats Rhonda. You definitely earned this honor with that painting. It's fantastic. And it is always nice to have validation for your efforts. Great job.

Kevin Neal said...

Congrats Rhonda. That is a much deserved honor. The painting is fantastic, and isn't it nice to have validation for your efforts. Great job.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Vandy, Laura, Debbie, Hallie and Mrs. A. for the great supportive comments :)

Thanks, Kevin, Sherry and Lorraine. I appreciate all the great comments and so many of them!! I feel like a superstar :)

Christiane Kingsley said...

Wow! Congratulations. This is indeed a gorgeous painting.
You are really on a roll. Well done, Rhonda!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

No luck involved hon, just your hard work and talent. Congratulations to you that is great news.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This is so well-remembered by me and so well-deserved that you won this award/reward! Love the color blends in this and the abstract quality to a realistic flower.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Whoot, woot!! Way to go, Rhonda :)
A perfect piece for the chosen setting as one can journey right into the center of the flower and get lost in the beauty. Great therapy. Brava!

Mick Carney said...

Many congratulations, well deserved. I love that picture.

RH Carpenter said...

Many thanks, Christiane, Lisa and Susan! I appreciate your constant support and comments as I continue on with this art journey :)

Thanks so much, Pam and Mick!

Judith Farnworth Art said...

It is so good to hear of someone else's success........the thrill of knowing someone will actually part with their hard earned cash for something we have created and when I hear of others it spurs me on as well!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Judith. We often get down on ourselves because we don't sell or we don't get in that show we wanted to get in - but I hope we continue to have renewed enthusiasm and share in each other's success. As my BIL said, "Every little bit helps" because he knows I don't put high prices on my paintings. But that's another post entirely!!! ha ha

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS! This is one of my favorites of yours too. So happy for you.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. I think of series of the hydrangeas are in order :)

JANE MINTER said...

that's great news ...so happy for you rhonda ... well done !

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Jane - that means a lot, coming from you!