Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Role Reversal - Bloomingdale's Buys Artwork

First Day of 2010
16 x 20" oil on linen
©2010 Katherine Kean


In a switch on their typical role as a retailer, Bloomingdale's has been buying artwork for display in their new store opening in Santa Monica at the end of the week.

The selection of work for this new collection was made using a "blind jury" process. Bloomindale's went to Crussell Fine Arts and an open call to artists was announced. Over 300 artists responded with over 1000 images, out of which a final 17 pieces were chosen - the identities of the artists were not revealed until the very end of the process. I'm happy to say that the painting above, First Day, is one of the pieces selected.

I remember how helpful reader comments and feedback were while I was working on this painting - your encouragement makes all the difference - thanks!

18 comments:

anne m bray said...

a hearty CONGRATULATIONS!

Casey Klahn said...

My compliments! Both to you and to Bloomies.

.mosa said...

congratulation!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Everyone!

Claudia ;D said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful painting. All the Best!

Jean Spitzer said...

Congratulations! Terrific painting.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Claudia, thanks Jean!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

That's awesome, Katherine! I'm not a bit surprised, I just LOVE this painting. They're lucky to get it.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Katherine, well done, this is fantastic!

Katherine Kean said...

Diane, Lynne - thank you!

Derek said...

Many congrats Katherine! As others have said, a beautiful painting - I adore (and now miss) the coast, as I grew up by the North Sea.

Birthday card on the way.

Birdman said...

I like it a lot. Almost looks like a photograph. Congrats!

Katherine Kean said...

Derek - thank you. The coast can be very magnetic - how lucky you are to get to grow up there!

Welcome and thanks Birdman! Come back soon.

Dianne Poinski said...

Congratulations Katherine! A beautiful painting and well deserved recognition.

Gabrielle said...

I loved this painting so am doubly glad to hear of your great news. Congrats!

Katherine Kean said...

Dianne, Gabrielle - thanks so much!

Kathryn Hansen said...

congratulations!!! That's so awesome!!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Kathryn!