Good news week

There was a nice surprise in the mail today — the Fall issue of Watercolor Artist magazine with an article I wrote called “Windows of Opportunity”. It’s about using windows or window views as inspiration for sketching, which I know many of us have been doing during the pandemic. Many thanks to Anne Hevener at the Artists Network for giving me this opportunity. It’s a great issue of the magazine, especially because I’m in good company with sketcher friends Uma Kelkar, Stephanie Bower, James Richards and Brenda Swenson, who have their sketches featured there too.

It’s also an honour to have my paintings in a couple of online exhibits. “Winter Boatyard” was selected to be in the 53rd Open International Juried Exhibition of the Society of Canadian Artists. Check out the show and make sure you have a look at my friend Marc Holmes’s incredible painting “The World has Appetites of its Own”. It won the grand prize. I’m so happy for him!!

My painting “One Day in Havana” was also selected to be in the Beyond the Edge, the online juried elected members exhibition of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. The show is on until August 21, 2021. Be sure to check it out!


52 Comments on “Good news week”

  1. TonyU says:

    Wow! Shari Superstar! Congratulations on three great accolades and all so well deserved. Hoping to be able to source a copy of the magazine here in the UK.

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  2. Donna Thibodeau says:

    Excellent art in the international show. I love your painting as usual. I checked out Marc’s and it is prize worthy. Such an unusual subject.

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  3. GIA MENDOZAREEVES says:

    Very good, or should I say excellent, Shari. You have always been skilled at painting and conceptualizing techniques. And, this is a tough time to be productive as well, and you have been accomplishing so much. I am sure everyone who knows you is proud that we know you.

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  4. Sid Brown says:

    So glad to see your work recognized and so glad for all the more people getting to see it! And always so heartened when you give shout-outs to other artists. Congratulations and thank you–you bring such brightness to the world.

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  5. Audrey Schuster says:

    Congratulations Shari. I know I picked a good person to teach me.

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  6. George Uber says:

    Well deserved, Shari. You are an inspiration.

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  7. George Uber says:

    Well deserved, Shari. You are an inspiration.

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  8. Cindy Wahlstrom says:

    Congratulations Shari!!! Awesome to see your writing and works acknowledged in an art magazine and winning awards in juried shows! So thrilled and happy for you!

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  9. Cindy Cali says:

    Congratulations!!

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  10. Virginia Newman says:

    Congratulations! You are such a great teacher, artist, and inspiration. Love your clarity of vision, your generous nature, and, of course, your art!

    In celebration!

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  11. Anne Anderson says:

    You are such an amazing artist. No surprise that you are being shown front and center!!,

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  12. Jane S says:

    Fantastic! I can’t wait till my copy arrives now! And congratulations!

    On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 5:05 PM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” There was a nice surprise in the mail today — the > Fall issue of Watercolor Artist magazine with an article I wrote called > “Windows of Opportunity”. It’s about using windows or window views as > inspiration for sketching, which I know many of us have been d” >

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  13. Mary Grasek says:

    Congratulations. I can’t wait for my issue of Watercolor Artist so I can read your article. I always admire your work and your online classes. Mary.

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  14. Marilyn Hansen says:

    Congratulations Shari! These are wonderful. I will look forward to reading the article when it arrives.

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  15. lois says:

    Congratulations times three, Shari! Very well deserved!

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  16. sandidureice says:

    Congratulations Shari. I have a subscription. Looking forward to my copy arriving in Australia.

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  17. Iona says:

    Wow, triple congratulations Shari! Very well deserved, your Winter Boatyard painting is one of my all time favourites, the light is just sublime. Love Marc’s painting too, so evocative and thought provoking.

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  18. deedster56 says:

    Félicitations Shari! What an honour and so well deserved. Winter Boatyard should hang in every Canadian’s home, it is so evocative and just so wonderful.

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  19. Northern Traveller says:

    Congratulations Shari – that’s fantastic!

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  20. Sandra says:

    Three times congratulations Shari!
    All so well deserved! Both paintings are beautiful!! Looking forward to reading “Windows of opportunity!” Very happy for you!

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  21. Judy Sopher says:

    Add my congratulations to the list. You deserve the recognition.

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  22. Congrats on the magazine article and the paintings in two shows…well done!

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  23. Good news indeed! What a clever article Shari. I will try to get that mag.
    Congrats on the other news too! You deserve all good things!

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  24. So happy for you. Enjoy!

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  25. That’s amazing! Congratulations on the beautiful work and publications 👏🏻

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