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Monday, July 2, 2012

Semi Finalist of Moran Prize 2012, World Richest Portrait comp

With a second try, I've become the semi-finalists of Moran Prize 2012. (*the site displays all shortlisted work.)  Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is the world richest portrait competition with A$150,000 awarded to the winner and A$10,000 awarded to the runner-up. 

My work is "Dignity" with the statement(*50 words limit). 
"The work captures the exact moment a needle enters an elder patient’s arm. His face shows dignity between two opponents : life vs death, but they are beautifully unified in a brave fighter’s triumph to be respected. Pencil drawing and watercolour focuses the subject and simplified other visual information.

As Moran is very competitive, the good news surprized me so much~(*o*)~ . Wow, but I made it!(*Last year, more than 200,000 works challenged Moran. **The number includes photos and paintings.)

Unlike Archibald, Moran does not require the artist or the subject be well known. Portraits that reveal a deep connection between the artist and their subject are well received by the judges. Yes, Friends, if your work shows the strong relation between a model and you, you have a chance!

Moran Prize Office 
(Submitted paintings/canvas at the right cornor in the sketch.)

Very delighted that the judges have acknowledged my profound relation between a model and me. Indeed, a third party has appreciated the patient's dignity and struggling for life in a treatment. It's a great reward. Then, I sent "special thanks" to my medical team, the hand surgery, uni professors and all other supporters. Without their help, I could not make this achievement. Yes, of course, I'd send big hugs to you, blogger Friends!!  


This achievement has convinced me the importance of "be what I am fully." When I submitted the real work to Moran, I glanced at other wonderful and huge paintings by chance. Most of them were oil or acrylics and as large as a wall or a door. Mine is an A4 size and watercolour. Level is quite high. No surprise, any semi-finalist could be a finalist. I do not expect myself at all. From here, all is a bonus. Whatever the result would be, I look forward to the news. Their notice says,


Christopher Menz and Vincent Fantauzzo have selected this year’s semi-finalists for the 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. They said the works are diverse, challenging and exciting.

The 30 finalists will be announced shortly followed by the winner of the $150k prize on
24th July 2012.

The exhibition will be displayed from 25th July to 9th September 2012 at Moran House, 
13-15 Bridge Street, 
Sydney NSW between 9am to 5pm.

 

This Moran experience encourages me so much! So, I'd encourage you to try any big entitlements. If we hesitate, we'll waste time and it'll never come back. Let's challenge big entitlements in our own ways.  I'll keep up as a watercolour artist ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
Friends, Happy Painting!! 

  



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40 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sadami! You so deserve it! A big cyber hug!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you so much!
      Cheers and hug, Sadami

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  2. hello Sadami

    I congratulate you for the great success.

    kind regards
    patrick

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    1. Hi, Patrick,
      Thank you very much! I'll keep up.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Fantastic news. Oh I wish you all the luck to be the winner, you would deserve it.

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    1. Dear Sharon,
      Thank you! Let us try any big titles.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  4. Congratulations Sadami - it's a very moving and sensitive portrait - hope it wins!

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    1. Hi, Cathy,
      Thank you so much!! Oh, honest, not sure I can become even a finalist. Really, I feel all is bonus from here. I did my best and no regret!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  5. Congratulations! What a well deserved honor! And my best wishes and hoping you will make the final cut ;) enjoy! Regards,
    Meera

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    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you very much. I still can't believe it. I did my best and no regret! Really, I feel all is bonus from here. I'll celebrate any result!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  6. Felicidades Sadami, te lo mereces, el tema que has escogido es precioso y creo que sale de dentro de ti. Un abrazo,

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    1. Hola, Tina,
      ¡Gracias! Sí, el tema es de mí y dentro de mí, también. Voy a mantener el ritmo.
      Un fuerte abrazo, Sadami

      Hi, Tina,
      Thank you! Yes, the theme is from me and within me, too. I'll keep up.
      A big hug, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Sadami Congratulations, you deserve it, the theme you have chosen is beautiful and I think that comes from within you. A hug,

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  7. Wow, that's fantastic news! Congratulations!

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    1. Dear Tiger's Mum,
      Thank you for warm cheers that make me so happy. Let us enjoy drawing together!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  8. Congratulations dear Sadami!! you go girl, I'm rooting for you!!!!!

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    1. Hi, Teresa,
      Thank you very much! Your cheers are my energy!!! Let US step into a bright future.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  9. Well, I am very happy for this accomplishment of your's, Sadami, but I am not surprised - your work always shows a strong connection between subject (portrait) and artist (you)!! I hope you go even farther in this one - and how wonderful that it's judged on the work, not on the famous name!!

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    1. Oh, Rhonda, Thank you very much! you're always nice and supportive!!!
      Yes, Moran did not judge work by name at all, which surprized me and encouraged me so much. I'll keep up.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  10. felicidades, es toda una alegria que nos das a los que seguimos tu trabajo, animo y adelante siempre.
    un abrazo.

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    1. Estimado José,
      Muchas gracias! Su aliento es mi energía para seguir adelante. Vamos a seguir disfrutando de dibujo!
      Un abrazo y aplausos, Sadami

      Dear Jose,
      Thank you very much! Your encouragement is my energy to move on. Let us keep enjoying drawing!!
      A hug and cheers, Sadami

      >>>Jose said...
      congratulations, is a real joy to give us who follow your work, encouragement and forth forever.
      a hug.

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  11. Felicidades Sadami. Sería una alegría para mí que te concedieran el premio, sin duda merecido.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Estimado Onera,
      Muchas gracias! Su apoyo es mi energía para seguir adelante. Voy a mantener el ritmo. Vamos a disfrutar de dibujo!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Dear Onera,
      Thank you very much! Your support is my energy to go forward. I'll keep up. Let us enjoy drawing!!
      A hug and smile, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Congratulations Sadami. It would be a joy to me that you were given the award undoubtedly deserved.
      A hug.

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  12. Congratulatons! You deserve to be finalist for your works and words,

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    1. Hi, M'agrada,
      Thank you very much for warm cheers! Let's enjoy drawing!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Congratulations. I'm glad you are getting the recognition. Your work has so much heart. Good luck to be a finalist.

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    1. Dear Barbara,
      Thank you very much! I'll celebrate whatever the result would be.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  14. Hi Sadami, i love it! the portrait is fantastic!
    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Mari Jose,
      Thanks millions! I'll just keep up.
      Hugs, Sadami

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  15. Felicidades Sadami, espero que logres el premio, te lo mereces. Un saludo¡¡

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    1. ¡Oh, Sonia, muchas gracias!
      Voy a seguir tratando de los derechos de los grandes.
      ¡Salud y lo mejor deseos, Sadami

      Oh, Sonia, thank you very much!!
      I'll keep trying big entitlements.
      Cheers and best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Sonia said...
      Sadami Congratulations, I hope you achieve the award, you deserve it. A greeting

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  16. Congratulations, Sadami! You are right, it is already quite an achievement, as it is. The portrait is fantastic, it really deserves recognition. Great for trying, and I strongly wish you to move to all the next levels. Good luck!

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    1. Hi, Blaga,
      Thank you for warm cheers and encouragements. Yes, anyone gets amazed at my achievement, as Moran is really hard to get in. I'll just keep up. You, too, challenge any big entitlement.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  17. Oh yah Sadami!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and your wonderful work.
    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Teri,
      Always thank you! I know you, a nurse understand my work's context very well.
      Hugs, Sadami

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  18. Hola Sadami, Fantástico, me alegro mucho, te lo mereces, aunque no comento los blogs muy a menudo, sigo siguiendo tus trabajos, saludos.

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    1. Querida Francisca,
      ¡Muchas gracias! Ah, entiendo perfectamente por qué le mantendrá alejado de una computadora. No te preocupes por los comentarios. Somos buenos amigos largos años como artistas autodidactas y pensadores profundos. Tenga cuidado.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Dear Frances,
      Thank you so much! Oh, I perfectly understand why you keep away from a computer. Don't worry about comments. We're good long years friends as self-taught artists and deep thinkers. Take care.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Frances said...
      Sadami Hello, Great, I'm glad, you deserve it, but do not comment on blogs very often, I keep following your work, greetings.

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  19. very happy for you sadami great news and painting ...good luck with the next stage ! j

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  20. Hi, Jane,
    Thank you very much! I expect nothing from here, but enjoy whatever the result would be.
    Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

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  21. Sadami, the spontaneity of your work shows your heartfelt and tender involvement with humanity, a well deserved achievement. No doubt the prize will go to a monumental work but you are a winner already.

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    1. Hi, Origame,
      Thank you so much! I'm very proud of my achivement and my medical team celebrated it together. I'll keep up. You, too, take care!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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