Friday, January 11, 2008

Selected!


Selected!
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I work for one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina community college system. Each year the System Office (the hub and central office of these 58 colleges) seeks artwork from students, faculty and staff from all its colleges for display in their five story building and multiple conference rooms. (This building is often visited by legislators, public officials, as well as the general public.) Selections of displayed artwork represents each of the 58 colleges.

While I have no idea if any other artworks were selected from my college, I received notification yesterday that THIS painting -- MINE!!! -- was selected for display!!! I was thrilled to numbness!!!!

I didn't get home after all my meetings yesterday until almost 9:00 PM and I didn't read this notification until well after 10:00 PM .... so it took me a while to get to sleep!

I am so honored, especially for having my work displayed among my co-workers (many of whom haven't a clue that I began learning to paint and only know me as a plant person/grant WRITER!) ....

What an absolute surprise!

38 comments:

laureline said...

It is so sparkling and alive, this painting! No wonder it was selected! Congratulations, cara---you were rightly honored!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations LIN!!!! I couldn't be more pleased if it were me!! This is a fabulous painting and you deserve to be part of any exhibit!
Shirley

juj said...

Easy to see why - this is absolutely beautiful! Weirdly, I was driving by some trees like this yesterday and thinking how great they would look as a painting. I was right!!

Jeanne said...

Lin - This is a beautiful painting. I love the brightness and clarity. Congratulations! This was worthy of a place in the exhibition.

M Satterfield said...

This is lovely! The color and shimmering quality are just gorgeous. Good job - it surely should be seen by eveyone.
Monette Satterfield

Spinneretta said...

Oh Congratulations! I can see why they picked it... it is the light, sparkling through the painting. You captured it so well!!

Lorraine said...

Congratulations -- see I told you you would be famous one day!!! This is the perfect one for them to select -- one of my special favorites!!! I am so happy and excited for you. This honor is so well deserved and your daily hard work has paid off. Onward and upward from here.
Warm congratulatory hugs,
Lorraine

Bruce Layne said...

I love all of your paintings and sketches, but this painting is my favorite. I don't know enough about art to tell you WHY I like it so much, but it pushes a lot of my buttons in a good way!

I hope you're able to see your work displayed along with all the others. I'd bet some of those will look like kindergarten refrigerator finger painting by comparison. :^) But I'm a bit biased.

Lorraine Evans said...

Congratulations I glad you work for such smart people that they can pick out such great art. a beautiful painting Good job

Sandy said...

FANTASTIC Lin, and I am not surprised at all - your work is Stunning!!!!! Way to Go Girl!!

Carol C said...

This is truly gorgeous!!! You deserve the recognition!! Congratulations!!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulation's..... this is a wonderful painting. I feel autumn when I look at it. The lovely confetti like leaves on a fall day. I'm so happy for you.

Bonny said...

No surprise they picked one of your paintings. You do lovely work and it's about time someone outside of the Blogging Community sat up and took some notice.

Congratulations!!! I feel very happy for you and hope you have many compliments as people recognize you as the artist.

Way to go!!!!

Sharon said...

Good for you Lin! This tree is lovely. Congratulations!

Nina Johansson said...

Congratulations, Lin, you really deserve it!

Anonymous said...

They knew what they were doing when they picked your painting to be included in the show. Congratulations.

Jason said...

Congratulations! I enjoying reading/ seeing your work displayed here and I'm excited for your opportunity to show!

Jenny said...

Great news! Now more people will know about your wonderful paintings!

Shelly McC said...

No wonder it was selected! Its beautiful! Wonderful work!

Claudia said...

Lin, many hugs and congratulations again! This is really wopnderful! And it's a great painting, your birches!

Tami said...

This is STUNNING!!! Can't even begin to express how delighted I am for you!!!! This is GREAT news!!!

gabi campanario said...

congrats Lin! your painting is fantastic! they made a smart choice

Kay Cox said...

Lin, this is a beautiful painting and well-deserving of the honor. Enjoy the notiriety...it is lovely. Congratulations.

bec said...

What Great news! Congratulations girl! Pleeeease show us photos of it hung in it's spot of honor when the time comes!!!!

Linda T said...

Congratulations, Lin!! And it is a beautiful painting, too!

Linda said...

Go LIN!!! This is great! It's a wonderful painting and a well deserved honor. You should be bustin' with happy right now!
!!!CHEERS!!!

Teri C said...

CONGRATULATIONS LIN!!!! Gosh, it gives me goosebumps for you. This is an absolutely gorgeous painting!!!

janabouc said...

How wonderful Lin! This is a gorgeous painting. I'd love to know what size it is. Congratulations!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I can certainly see why!
Beautiful!

Felicity said...

Many, many congratualtions Lin! It's a beautiful painting and a testament to your talent and dedication! Well done!

Ann said...

Of course it was selected! It's a beautiful painting and should be hanging in a public forum. Congratulations!!!

Robin Neudorfer said...

How very exciting to hear this news Lin. This painting deserves to be on display. Congratulations!

Rah Kyndl said...

Very beautiful stand of trees captured by your talents...and now, captured by the selection committee. Congratulations.

Nancy said...

Congratulations!

Alison said...

Indeed a beautiful, lively painting and its selection was a just reward for your persistent effort. Congratulations

Lindsay said...

Congrats! The painting is beautiful!

Carole said...

And so well deserved, Lin! This is a beautiful painting. It deserves to be seen by others.

Joan said...

This is such a lovely painting! I love the richness of the color and the texture of the tree trunks. What wonderful news for you!! Congratulations!