Friday, April 22, 2011

Top Prize at the 6" Squared April Show

My painting "Fast Asleep" was awarded a top prize at the 6" Squared Show this week.
The show is currently at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA.
I was totally surprised to get this honor out of so many great paintings in this show. Did not expect this at all and real excited about it.


"Fast Asleep" 6x6" oil/board. Frank Gardner © 2011
SOLD - Shown in Plein Air #2 Float mount frame.



"Fast Asleep" 6x6" oil/board. Frank Gardner © 2011
SOLD


The judges were Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum, Jeff Horn, artist, and gallery owner and art connoisseur, Randy Higbee.

There were three artists that all three judges gave the maximum points and I was one of them.

They had 297 artists enter this show. 1174 paintings entered and they accepted 523. There were 500 pieces hung for Opening Night.

17 comments:

shawn said...

Beautiful painting :)

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations! Beautiful piece!

Robin Mullen said...

Way to go Frank!!!
See you next month.

Judy P. said...

Wow, huge competition, but your painting has that magical quality.

Elizabeth said...

This is thrilling --and a marvellously effortless loking picture --bet it wasn't effortless either.
Congratulations.

cmv... said...

well deserved Frank. Beautiful painting, beautiful model. :] I hope it went to a good home, I'm sure it was hard to let go of.

Thomas Kitts said...

Congrats, Frank. It is a nice piece and well-deserved. (Was it a preparatory sketch for your larger paintings?)

Couldn't make it to the show myself this go-round but looked at everything Randy posted.

Good luck at Door County in July...

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Douglas Clark said...

Great composition.

Marian Fortunati said...

It was a great and well deserved honor for a beautiful little gem.

CONGRATS!!

hmuxo said...

Congratulations! Well deserved!! Beautiful painting.

Barbara Pask said...

Very happy for you Frank. It is just wonderful.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Congrats! It's an elegant little painting and so deserving!

Sue and Spike said...

Congratulations

Dan Corey said...

Congrats Frank!!! To be fair to the other painters next time you should not use Erin as a model. She is too cute.

silvina said...

Congratulations Frank! Beautifully spontaneous little piece.

I keep getting "call to artists" emails from the Higbee Gallery. Maybe next time I'll get up the courage to submit something.

Dude, where's the Present? Did I miss it?

Jason Waskey said...

Congrats Frank. It looks like a swell piece.

kim1953 said...

Congratulations Frank! What a beautiful little gem. I have been following your blog for quite awhile now. You are one of my favorite artists.