Sean wins First Place for "Freedom Rider" Dad is understandably proud.

Sean wins First Place for "Freedom Rider"

Dad is understandably proud.

"The Congressional Arts Competition, which gives young artists the chance to represent their congressional districts, celebrated its 32nd year this month. North Carolina’s Forth District Representative David Price — who represents Chapel Hill — saw a record 62 students submit work.

Sean Stickel, a homeschooled student from Chapel Hill, won first place with his artwork, “The Freedom Rider.” With this honor, Stickel won a scholarship to a summer arts program and his winning artwork will be displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Stickel’s piece is a watercolor painting of a motorcycle engine with reflections of red, white and blue stars and stripes."

Link: Daily Tar Heel

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Watercolor Society of NC First Place Winner!

Watercolor Society of NC First Place Winner!

I was fortunate and blessed to win 1st place at last month's Watercolor Society of NC annual exhibition.

You can download the Society's Newsletter below.

Link: Watercolor Society of NC Web Site

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NC State Fair Winner for "Gulf Rim Reflections"

NC State Fair Winner for "Gulf Rim Reflections"

I was again, fortunate and blessed to win 1st Place in the painting category at the 2012 NC State Fair back in Oct. The piece (see attachment) "Gulf Rim Reflections"

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Just Released! "Splash 13: Alternative Approaches"

Just Released! "Splash 13: Alternative Approaches"

Again, I'm very fortunate to have made the ''Splash'' Winners List!

It's always an honor to be included in next 'Splash' book. This makes my 4th 'big splash', with the acceptance of "Afternoon Stroll-Ocean Isle" scheduled for inclusion in "Splash 15" sometime in 2013. I'm encouraged to be one of 115 artists selected to appear in Splash 13: Alternative Approaches! This year’s winners were selected by Rachel Wolf and the team of judges from over 1600 beautiful watercolor entries!

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"Sweet Southport", a store-front window scene from the beautiful, picturesque NC coastal town of Southport -- was chosen. Look closely...or you might miss the two vehicles in the window reflections. In addition, another favorite, AWS award winner, "Light Years". was accepted and added to the on-line Link: Splash 13 Bonus PDF.

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2012 American Watercolor Society Entry, "Behai Reflections".

2012 American Watercolor Society Entry, "Behai Reflections".

After years of submitting paintings to the American Watercolor Society, 2012 proved to be the year that I was awarded signature membership status after this year's entry, "Behai Reflections", was accepted and exhibited in the famed Salmagundi Club (NYC).

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