Art Renewal Center 2010-2011 Salon - Honorable Mention & Finalist!

My painting "Jazmine Profile" was one of five paintings to win an Honorable Mention in the Figurative Category in the prestigious Art Renewal Center 2010-2011 Salon!  Also, two of my paintings "Profile of Annie with Dreadlock" and "Profile of Tarren" were among 100 Finalists in the Figurative Category.

I am more than honored to receive such wonderful accolades and to be in such great company alongside masters and amazing paintings!  The work they selected for this year's salon is definitely worth checking out!

Profile of Annie with Dreadlock 18" x 24"   oil on linen

Profile of Tarren 24" x 18"   oil on linen

HONORABLE MENTION in Portrait Society of America's 'Member's Only Competition'

I'm honored to have received an "honorable mention" for my painting Hello Up There, which was also featured on the cover of American Art Collector (December 2010 Issue 62 - as seen in my previous blog post).  The Portrait Society of America introduced several new categories to their annual Member's Only competition this year, including the category my work falls within - "Outside the Box."  Being the first time I have entered this competition, I'm pleased to have my painting accepted within such a great group of work!  Congratulations to all the winning artists!   Click here to view all the winning work from the "Members Only Competition." Here is a breakdown of the categories in this competition:

Landscape (figure is optional)
Still-Life (figure is optional)
Commissioned Portrait
Non-Commissioned Portrait
Outside the Box - an innovative composition that stretches boundaries and presents a unique perspective using traditional techniques and aesthetics

Honorable Mention (1)   Amy M. Lind, Hello Up There, Oil on linen, 72 x 50"