May 2013

Ginni Moon Wins NSPC&A Award

Back in my art school days my father brought home a book named “Painting People.” It showcased an artist fluent with various media, pastel, oils, watercolor, and explained many of his working methods and techniques. I loved the artist’s representational style and spent hours pouring over the pages of the book trying to absorb as much information as possible. The fact that the artist did work for the illustration market, (The Jethro Tull Aqualung album cover is one of my favorite examples), as well as fine art, wasn’t lost on an illustration student either.

The painter was Burton Silverman, and I have been a huge admirer ever since then.

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Ginni Moon Prepares for Takeoff

Friday night at the Salamagundi Club in New York, my painting, Ginni Moon Prepares for Takeoff, was recognized with the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Award at the 59th annual NSPCA exhibit. The exhibit features truly phenomenal work from acrylic and casein artists across the United States, so it goes without saying that receiving such a prestigious award is extremely gratifying. What makes the award even more special is knowing that the judge was none other than an artist whose work I have appreciated for so many years, Burton Silverman.

Thanks to judge Silverman for the honor and to the NSPC&A for the opportunity to be a part of this exhibit.