I received an email yesterday informing me that my painting, 'Half and Half' has been accepted as a finalist for the 19th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2010. Although a 'finalist', the works are sent up to Auckland for a second judging round, where a selection is made to decide which works go in the touring exhibition, which is shown in Auckland at the Pah homstead, then at The New Dowse in Lower Hutt, near Wellington. The other works go into a Salon des Refuses, also at the PAh homestead. Over the past 12 years, my work have alternated between being rejected, being in the touring show and the Salon des Refuses. I even won a runner-up prize in 2008, which was a great surprise.
We'll just have to wait and see what happens this time.

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