Friday, November 20, 2009

Stevan Dohanos Award Winner 2009


I found out this week that this painting won the Stevan Dohanos award for the Member Open Show from the Society of Illustrators.
I'm thrilled because I've never won anything before except for a coloring in competition when I was 9(I was good at staying within the lines). For those of you that are New York based the Member Open show will be up as of Dec 1st and there will be an opening reception on Wednesday Dec 2nd at 6pm.

As for yesterday, the art director chose 'A' You can't win them all.

31 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

This painting is spectacular. I loved it the first time I saw it on your blog.

Congratulations on a much deserved award!

xoxo

Munich Newman said...

Dead good, you certainly deserve it, whatever that award is about.
Have a beer, I will.

Munich Newman said...

I see it's sold,what was the price?

I would love a painting like that by you.

Arti said...

Fabulous Painting...congrats!You ARE the winner!

Gillian said...

Wow - congratulations. An atmospheric masterpiece.

I love your bit about colouring inside the lines - I've only recently learnt not to worry about that. One of the biggest lessons I've learnt about my art!

Christian Castro said...

congrats! I cant wait to see it in person.

larry said...

Congratulations Again Stephen!

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

Dude, well deserved indeed.

Linda Fung said...

Melanie let the class know. Congratulations on the painting! We love your work.

adebanji said...

Congratulations! I really feel your constant sketching and attachment to this place made the painting so POWERFUL. You must have breathed the life of the place into the painting!

Alex said...

Congratulations! It is a well deserved win - the painting is wonderful!

Melissa said...

Hey, i'm from melanie's class when you came to do a lecture. Congrats! on your award. well deserved :)

splynch said...

Well done, it is a great painting!

Sheila said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It is an outstanding piece and we (your fans) were lucky enough to witness its metamorphosis. I am sure it will be the first of many awards you will receive for your high caliber artworks. You've already won the Popularity Award in the world of public opinion.

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Congratulations! The picture is beautiful and I will definitely attend the reception.

Rosa Phoenix said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy your work!

Art with Liz said...

Your work certainly deserves all the recognition it gets Stephen! This is a Great Painting.

heidi Younger Illustration said...

I totally recognized it when the SOI e-mail came. Way to go Stephen!
See you Monday!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks everybody I'm really thrilled about it and it certainly makes me want to make a series of paintings out of the bar sketches. Thanks again, I enjoyed hearing from you all.

Sandy said...

Okay, this could be my favorite of all time. Great job.

Sandy said...

ohhh and congratulations on the win, wow, you so deserve it.

Elyssa Wecera said...

hi, I'm one of Melanie's students.

Congrats on the award. The painting is amazing!! Hope you win a few more in the future!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Sandy and Elyssa, I'm still smiling.

Chad Wallace said...

Congrats again Steve, those judges sure know how to pick em!

Stephen Gardner said...

Chad, you led the way sir, looking forward to tomorrow night.

Nicole said...

Well done uncle steve, about time you won something :P

Remember:- Forward any prize money onto me!!!!! Your favourite old niece :D

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Cole, the check is in the mail.

Tim Goss said...

Congratulations Stephen on your great painting! It is stunning in its reality, but exceptional in the composition and execution. I'm still working on winning the color inside the lines award :-)

Tim

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Tim, I feel like someone lit a candle in my darkness.

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Stephen Gardner said...

My thoughts exactly!