Monday, October 12, 2009

"Paint Me, Protect Me" Wins 1st Place!

Size: 11 x 14 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Stretched canvas

I've just found out that this tiger painting has won the first place at 2009 Wildlife Art Competition at Irving Art Association in Texas.

Last Saturday, I received an email asking me to fill out a W9 form for my "cash award." I was excited about it, but had no idea what my painting won then.

23 comments:

Sheila said...

Omedetoo!!!! *cha-ching* drinks are on Akiko-san!

Just kidding. Go and have a nice dinner with your hubby. Wait a minute.... if there is a tax form...maybe you need to start planning a vacation to Hawaii!

Congratulations again! You deserve it and so much more!!!

adebanji said...

Congratulations!!! Your work always shows commitment and passion at the highest level!

Mona said...

I vote for a Hawaii vacation too Akiko, you deserve it! Congratulations, this is a stunning work of art.

Karen Hargett said...

Congrats! I love the painting. But I wished they had notified you another way.

Kari Tirrell said...

Congrats Akiko! Beautiful painting.

dominique eichi said...

Wow ! wonderful and congratulations, well deserved.

Gwen Bell said...

Congrats!!! How exciting to be recognized and appreciated with CASH! This painting is breathtaking. Love the strong shadow across the eye and the way the stripes curve toward the upper corner. Excellent!

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved!

Colette Theriault said...

Congratulations on a well deserved award. The tiger is stunning!

Kathleen Coy said...

Congratulations Akiko, I'm so happy for you! I love your beautiful tiger, I think I told you before how much tigers mean to me.
Hugs,
Kathleen

Carolina said...

Wow, congratulations! That's so well deserved!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Congratulations Akiko - I am thrilled to bits for you - this is so well deserved for an outstanding artist!!!!

DEB said...

Akiko! Congratulations! This is a wonderful piece, and so interesting, with the tiger's stripes. I love his expression. He looks powerful, but not frightening. Great job! You must be so proud! Heck, I'M proud, and I've never even met you!

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Akiko!

Alice Thompson said...

That's awesome Akiko. Just catching up with all of your latest pieces! ;)

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Congratulations, it's a stunning painting :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Congratulations!!! Well deserved Akiko, a beautiful work!

Kathleen Coy said...

Hi Akiko, I thought I left a comment here the other day, but I don't see it. I just wanted to say congratulations, and I love your tiger very much!

Brian Duey said...

Congrats on the award. Well deserved!!

Dean Grey said...

Akiko!

It is no surprise to me that you won. This is absolutely flawless!

So beautifully rendered!

I love the gentle curve of the tiger's stripes and how the pattern it creates arcs across the painting.

Perfection!!

-Dean

Jala Pfaff said...

Congratulations, Akiko!

Linda said...

Most sincere Congratulations to a very worthy winner. Linda x :)

Art By Erika said...

Congratulations! I'm way behind but my greetings just as sincere xox

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