Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Unfinished Deer

We are so proud of Joey.
He got a Gold Key award from the
Oregon Scholastic Art Awards for three pieces of art he submitted to the contest:

The Scholastic Art Awards of Oregon is a statewide regional affiliation of the national Scholastic Art Awards program, which offers early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. Student entries are submitted by teachers.

The Scholastic Art Awards of Oregon is celebrated with regional exhibitions and ceremonies hosted by various sponsors. Regional Gold Key selected artwork will continue on to the national competition in New York.

Joey has a chance of winning a college scholarship. Yay!

And in other exciting news... while the committee was reviewing the submitted art, they decided they wanted to PURCHASE a piece of Joey's art for the permanent collection at Pacific Northwest College of Arts (PNCA).

Joey calls this painting: St. Helen's Road.
I lovingly call this painting: The Unfinished Deer.

This oil painting sat on its easel in our living room/art studio for some time. Joey pondered its completeness daily. I really wanted to hang it over the fireplace in our newly remodeled family room... "when it was finished". Apparently it was finished all along. First it got chosen to be displayed at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Now it is going away for good. I will miss the "unfinished deer".


Jeff Melnick said...

Congratulations Joey! What a great way to finish/start the year. We in the Melnick household are also very proud of you. We'll be able to say we knew him "when." Keep up the good work.
Love, The Melnicks

kjlubitz said...

Yeah, seriously, apparently Andy Warhol also won this award--you just never know! You may want to pick up a piece of Joey's art one of these days...

heaven said...

fantasic! love the work. : )