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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good Things Do Come in Small Packages

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So when I checked my email this morning you can only imagine my surprise when I saw the cover of the Richeson 75 International Small Works Competition Catalog.  The painting I entered, "City Hall Reflections", was selected to go on the cover!
Back in January I had this idea (which at the time seemed brilliant but was in fact somewhat dumb) to enter seven art competitions. Initially I was thrilled to be selected in to them all, but then when I realized the hassle (and expense) of shipping my paintings all over the United States, my excitement began to wear off. This painting (which is sold ... my parents own it so it had to be "borrowed back" and sent to the Richeson show) wasn't even for sale. So, there was no chance of even a sale from the show!
So, that is why I was so thrilled to see my painting made the cover of the program. Special thanks to  Artist Julie Hill for suggesting I enter the the Richeson contest. For more info on the Richeson 75 show, click here.

13 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

Wow. Thats great news, Leslie. Congratulations. It is certainly harder to enter shows with the shipping charges of today. I really think about it more than twice. And in fact don't a lot of them for that reason. It is hurting a lot of shows in the country too.

Leslie Saeta said...

For shipping I use the good 'ol USPS. If I plan it right, I can ship one of my smaller paintings using the three day service and it costs under $15.00. Plus, if you use Pay Pal, you can print and ship from home and you don't ever have to go to the post office.

Ann Rogers said...

Congratulations on the cover photo..wow..that's a big deal! And well deserved!

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Leslie! It is a wonderful painting.

Julie Hill said...

Congrats my friend...so well deserved...of course this is my favorite painting you know. And thanks for the "shout out". Hugs

Marie Theron said...

Congratulations on your cover photo. The organizers chose well!

Dana Cooper said...

Congratulations Leslie...all your hard work is really paying off!

TheChieftess said...

Congratulations Leslie!!! And well deserved...the painting is wonderful!!!

Kelley Sanford said...

Way to go. Great painting on the cover. A wonderful example that if you don't play, you don't have chance to win. Congratulations.

Leslie Saeta said...

Thanks everyone for so many wonderful comments! I have been so busy painting for my upcoming show that this was a really nice surprise!

Karen Bruson said...

Leslie,
Congratulations! Very cool.

Roxanne Steed said...

Congrats! that's excellent news! :-D

Cathyann said...

Congrats...I hear you about the shipping etc....but your work is worth seeing and this is one way to get out there. Brava...7 competitions!!!
I did only two and got in them last year and that was enough to manage!:-) Good show, Leslie.

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