My painting, "Going Green" has made it through Stage I of the selection process for Shanghai, China Biennial Exhibition at the end of September! I am thrilled! The show will have a collection of 200 to 250 paintings open to the world to participate. From what I gather, the competition has been stiff because of 4000 entries from around the world. To have made it this far and to be asked to send it to China for them to judge is an honor. This is not a done deal yet as to whether it is a definite to be added to the show. It has to pass stage II. My thinking on it is this: they probably want to see if the real painting lives up to the digital images that were originally submitted. With Photoshop enhancements available to everyone, an image could be worked on to look more of what it actually is.
After passing stage II, a select group with than determine the 15 awards to be given out. All in all an extremely interesting event. I will keep you all posted as to the progress. Now to figure out how to wrap this baby up and send it to China!