Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Going Green" made it

Received word today that "Going Green" will be part of the 2012 Shanghai Biennial! Another accomplishment only to make me more determined to do better in the years to come.  I have not been able to devote my time to painting as some of the masters have been able to do but I see that there is nothing holding me back now.  I have been off to a good start.

Artists are their own worse critics at least I am.  I guess that is what makes you continue to press on.  Anyway, I look forward to seeing all the works of art accepted into the show.  I hear that the catalog is well done and am honored to be a part of it.  To think that 4000 entries were submitted and mine was one of the ones chosen.  That is stiff competition.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Typhoon Haikui

I know that watercolor artists from around the world have been anxiously awaiting the results of the exhibit for the 2012 Shanghai Biennial along with myself.  Well here are excerpts from a recent email received from Shanghai as to why the selection process and show has been slightly delayed:

"We understand that you have been waiting for the results of the stage 2 and/or awards selection. Thank you very much for your patience.

However, we have experienced some very severe weather in Shanghai during the past month, as the result, all schedules have now been delayed. We have been trying very hard to keep the opening on time; however, as of today, many paintings have still not been delivered; and the re-scheduling of all the events prove to be extremely difficult. We are aiming to do the stage 2 and awards selection on 25th and 26th September. Hence delaying the opening to around 13th October. Paintings will still be returned within the previously proposed time frame.

This decision has just been made, we are still working out all the details, and hope to have everything confirmed as soon as posible. I will keep you updated.

We understand this change must be extremely difficult and inconvenient for you, and we will try our best to make amends. It is very unfortunate that the opening have to be delayed, but we are determined to put on a stunning show. Your understanding would be greatly appreciated.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you."

Thank you very much.

Typhoon Haikui hit!  Thank god that "Going Green" made it in early safe and sound.  Hopefully the ones missing will show up soon.