2019 Open Art Exhibition

Black Swan

 

Amidst the barrage of hurricane warnings this Labor Day weekend, it was a distinct pleasure to get an email from the LightSpaceTime Online Gallery congratulating me on winning Special Recognition in their 9th Annual Open Art Competition for Black Swan. The gallery received 782 entries from 20 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 different states and the District of Columbia, so it’s a distinct honor to be included among the artists receiving Special Recognition in the Painting & Other Media category.

 

I make it a habit to regularly enter art competitions for several reasons but mostly because compliments from family and friends are lovely but no real measure of how good your work is. It’s mostly from juried competitions that you can answer the question, “How am I doing?”

 

My Darling Boy

Patriots Fan

I’ve been painting portraits of our grandchildren for the last fourteen years, to be able to display them in our condo in Florida. Looking at them makes me smile, when I can’t be near them. So now it’s Teddy’s turn to be painted and join his sisters and cousins and remind me how lucky we are. He’s so cute, so good-natured—a happy boy whose smile lights up the room. You don’t have to take my word for it, you could ask his grandfather!

When our oldest granddaughter, Izzy, was little, she pointed out that I always called her my darling girl—as she certainly was. Then came her two sisters and, eventually, her first two cousins: my five darling girls. And now along comes Teddy…

Primary Colors Art Exhibition

I have often said that I love color, so the Primary Colors Arts Competition on www.lightspacetime.art seemed made for me, where at least one or more of the primary colors (red, blue and/or yellow) stood out as a primary artistic element in the artwork submitted. Now I am delighted to have won a Special Merit Award for Fantasy and Special Recognition for Steeplechase. There were 741 entries in the competition from 24 different countries around the world and 35 different states and D.C., so it’s an honor to be included among the award winners.

Fantasy

 

I painted Fantasy using old black and white movie posters from the 1930’s & 40’s of Loretta Young as my reference for the woman. I called the painting Fantasy, hoping it was ambiguous enough that some would think she is his fantasy and others think he is hers.

Steeplechase

 

I painted Steeplechase as a gift for my husband, who has great memories of his father taking him to George C. Tilyou’s Steeplechase Park in Coney Island to ride the mechanical ponies in a horserace, one of the highlights of his childhood.

 

The exhibition runs online through the month of July on http://www.lightspacetime.art.

Primary Colors Art Exhibition

I have often said that I love color, so the Primary Colors Arts Competition on www.lightspacetime.art seemed made for me, where at least one or more of the primary colors (red, blue and/or yellow) stood out as a primary artistic element in the artwork submitted. Now I am delighted to have won a Special Merit Award for Fantasy and Special Recognition for Steeplechase. There were 741 entries in the competition from 24 different countries around the world and 35 different states and D.C., so it’s an honor to be included among the award winners.

Fantasy

 

I painted Fantasy using old black and white movie posters from the 1930’s & 40’s of Loretta Young as my reference for the woman. I called the painting Fantasy, hoping it was ambiguous enough that some would think she is his fantasy and others think he is hers.

Steeplechase

 

I painted Steeplechase as a gift for my husband, who has great memories of his father taking him to George C. Tilyou’s Steeplechase Park in Coney Island to ride the mechanical ponies in a horserace, one of the highlights of his childhood.

 

The exhibition runs online through the month of July on http://www.lightspacetime.art.

The Affordable Art Fair

Reach

 

 

I was delighted to open this email yesterday from See|Me at http://www.see.me.com. Since I was unable to be in New York for the event, I had to wait until now to see which of my entries had been chosen. I was honored to see that Reach made the cut.

 

 

 

Dear Nancy Satin:

It’s been an honor to show your work as part of The Affordable Art Fair. Your work was on view on March 27th – 31st, 2019 at: The Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011. Without question, the act of creation has always been a historical marker; a civilization’s culture is judged first and foremost by the art left behind. Just as archaeologists offer hypotheses about ancient societies based on cave paintings, historians of the future will base their conjectures about us on the contemporary art that is happening at this very moment. As technology makes our world more interconnected, the act of creation has become a universal language and a vital conversation. Your art represented at the annual Affordable Art Fair is a thrilling contribution to that dialogue. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and with the world.

My Son and His Son

The Prince

 

My husband and I have been blessed with six beautiful grandchildren; our daughter has three daughters, and our son now has two daughters and a son (the prince amongst those five princesses). I’ve painted each of our granddaughters several times, so it’s no surprise that our one and only grandson, Teddy Grey Satin, named for his paternal grandfather, Teddy Satin, is my latest subject. Since I’ve painted each of his sisters, Lasa and Mila, as infants held by their mother, I thought I’d paint baby Teddy with his father this time. There’s something about a man with a baby…

Bliss

Sigh…

New Year News

Diva

Good news for the new year came from Light Space & Time Online Gallery today. I entered their 8th Annual All Women Art Exhibition, and Diva won a Special Recognition award for outstanding art in the Painting and Other Media category. The gallery received 909 entries from 24 countries from around the world, including 37 states in the U.S., so I am honored to be including among so many talented women.

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t posted since October 18, a significant date for me and my husband, since that was the day we accepted an offer for our house in Swampscott. We only had two months to clean out and pack up the home we’ve had there for almost 45 years, so painting and posting had to take a back seat for a couple of months until we closed and moved to our condo in Florida. Recovering from the stress and labor involved in such a big move has been a challenge, but I’m just about ready to resume my life and get back to painting again. Look for a painting of my son and his son soon, as well as several black & white studies…