Thursday, November 10, 2011

Artist's Magazine Finalist

"Two Tangerines"  oil   10" x 10"   SOLD

June 29, I received an email that gave me a great big smile...

"Dear R. Garriott,
Congratulations! Your artwork, Two Tangerines, has been selected as a finalist in the Still Life/Floral category of The Artist's Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition... as a finalist your name will be featured in the December issue of the magazine.
Maureen Bloomfield

I guess now that the December issue is out, I can spill...!
Just my name, but still!

Many thanks to juror Nava Grunfeld!

Also pleased to mentioned along with fellow finalists
and good friends Chris Beck (also still life/floral) and Rob Gratiot 
and also fellow blogger Kim VanDerHoek (both landscape/interior)!



  1. awesome-ness! :] way to go R. I'm thrilled for you!

  2. Toutes mes sincères félicitations... avec de gros bisous

  3. Congratulations! So exciting! I'm thrilled for you!

  4. Congratulations, R! Too bad they aren't going to post a photo, but I'm guessing they probably have too many finalists (out of the thousands of entries they must receive) to make that possible.

    The painting is wonderful - strong, interesting design, great use of compliments - no surprise that it got selected.

  5. Congratulations! It's well deserved.

  6. CONGRATS my friend! so well deserved!

  7. Happy news! Good for you! Congrats, R
    Best regards.

  8. Congratulations! I'm new here, but what a cool touch of class!
    You are already a winner:)

  9. congratulations! It's a beautiful piece with a great composition.

  10. Yay! I can point at that name and say, "Hey I know her!". It's my touch with greatness. :-)



  11. Hey, congratulations! That is wonderful news and I can see why they chose your painting, it's absolutely stunning.

    Now I need to get my hands on a copy for sure!

    Not to steal your thunder but, I'm also mentioned as a finalist in the landscape/interior Dec. issue.

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will call you aRt from now on.
    Very cool art you have, I enjoy seeing art that's smart. (I mean that well. Looks like you
    achieve an idea!)

  13. Your paintings have a wonderful quality to them. Your sense of design and color are amazing. Very nicely done! Also, Congratulations! on being selected as a finalist!

  14. Congratulations!!! I'm totally not surprised!! Your work is unique and absolutely wonderful!!! Can't wait to get the magazine.

  15. Congratulations!!! It's an awesome painting!

  16. We can be rightly pleased, R!! I saw that there were over 7000 entries, so getting chosen as a Finalist is quite a compliment!! Even if it is just our names in print!! You never know where it might lead!! ;-)

  17. Congratulations, and artist's work and deserve it.

  18. Wow! How cool is that. So well deserved

    thanks too for the comment on my art blog. I would definitely appreciate youy sending me what you have on the Denver Post article.

  19. well, small wonder...LOOK at that fantastic painting! It should have won the whole shabang. Fantastic

  20. Congratulations, R!! Well-deserved recognition. You are awesome.


Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.