Tuesday, April 28, 2009

AWS Awards Dinner in NYC!

On Friday, April 24th, 2009, the American Watercolor Society held their Awards Dinner for their 142nd International Exhibition and Travel Show at the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY.

My painting Never Known, Never Forgotten received the Dong Kingman Award. I was so thrilled, honored, and humbled to be there amongst so many amazing paintings and so many unbelievably talented artists! My painting received great feedback, and everyone was so nice. As they presented me with my award, the AWS president, Jim McFarlane commented about my age, which was a huge compliment since I was the youngest one there. Here are some pictures from the event:

Above: Dong Kingman Jr. presents me with the Dong Kingman Award
in memory of his father, Dong Kingman.

Above: AWS President Jim McFarlane and I.

Above: Dong Kingman Jr. and I.

Above: Awards Dinner Attendees, including
Dong Kingman Jr., view my painting.

Above: Discussing my painting with Michele Izzo
(AWS Vice President Treasurer/Awards).

Above: Discussing art and my painting with artist Jada Rowland.

Above: Artist Stephen Quiller and I.
Mr. Quiller was the recipient of the Nicholas Reale Memorial Award,
and also was the Juror for the Richeson 75: Small Works
2009 Exhibit I participated in - HERE

Above: Paul C. Jackson and I.
Mr. Jackson received the Margery Soroka Memorial Award.

"Never Known, Never Forgotten" © J. Anthony Kosar


Paul Jackson said...

Great to meet you at the AWS awards! Your work is no less than spectacular. You are an exciting addition to the art world and I look forward to seeing more from you. Cheers, Paul Jackson

Jason Seiler said...

Looks like you had a great time Anthony . . . congrats too!!!

NEW DAY said...

Congrats man, really cool stuff. New York's freakin sweet. Looks like you had a great time. What are you working on now?

Dominic Philibert said...

Congratulation man!!!!!!!!!
Happy for you!!!!!!

dong kingman, jr. said...

Comments overheard at the AWS dinner on your painting, Never Known, Never Forgotten - "Amazing" "Awesome." - And I completely agree. Also looked through your website. You have a great career ahead of you. It was a pleasure to present you with the Dong Kingman Award and to meet your dad. - Dong Kingman, Jr.

jada said...

i'm impressed...love the site...the blog...the art...and i had fun meeting you...

Laurel said...

You know what they say luck is....... preparation meeting opportunity. You have always been someone who puts their whole heart and sole into their work and it show by your accomplishments. Not only are you an amazingly gifted artists you are one of the most compassionate and sincere people I know. Congratulations! I am honored to be able to watch you soar. Laurel D-C