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Deadline Painting Group - ReflectionsI just couldn’t help but share this news as I’m so excited… I’ve just been informed that this painting has won me a spot in the Tiburon Arts Festival this year, which was juried by the curator at the SF MOMA and the curator of the Oakland Museum of California. I tried submitting a painting to the festival last year, but didn’t make it in so I’m truly elated that I made it through this year. The event will take place August 23-24 in Tiburon. Between now and then we’ll have to figure out our own PR plan to get the word out about my portfolio at the festival. I’ll also have to get back to the drawing board, literally, and produce a few more paintings in preparation for my first showing.

The reason I did this painting is because my friend Vic Keegan and I decided we should be more artistic and given he’s a journalist, he thought we should set a deadline for ourselves so we wouldn’t miss our assignment. For two years now, we’ve regularly met or Flickr’d our paintings which revolve around a theme we choose. You can see the evolution of our Deadline Painting Group here. You can also see my paintings here.

This particular painting was inspired by a photo taken by Thomas Hawk. It’s a wonderful story that is inspiring and motivating. Please check it out… http://thomashawk.com/2008/04/story-behind-photograph.html