Last Sunday I flew to Tokyo to recieve the SB-Award for my painting "Butterflies".
The Oomori-Bellport was a fantastic location for the exhibition and the exhibition was HUGE. Many entries from Japan, Korea, Germany and France were displayed in the show and I loved to see all the different works there. Here you see me, my Dad and a visitor of the exhibition, who wanted to be on the photo, too.
Here you see my great friend Riyo Satou, who is a brilliant artist. I love her paintings and the way she melds colors and forms together.
And here is Emiko Saito, whom I met first at this exhibition. She is such a lovely and cheerful person. Her painting is full of vibrance and life. We had so much fun, talking to each other :)
Here you see the ceremony... the leaders of the different art associations held speeches and gave the awards to the different artists.
Shirao-sensei, the leader of the "Salon Blanc" association gave the cerificates to the winners and gratulated them. I went up on stage, too, but I need to wait for somebody, who took a photo from me recieving the prize ^^"
So many friends of mine came to see the exhibition and talk with me. It was great to see them all again !!!!!!
Because I was mostly chatting and meeting new and old friends, I was not able to take more pictures, but I will add some more pictures or links later, when I get them :)
And here is my certificate of the award !!! I feel very honored and happy !!!
Now I'm back in Fukuoka. I miss my Dad, who will stay for a few more days in Tokyo, before he flies home to Germany. It was great to have him here. Tsuyoshi is on a businestrip now and I will be back painting to forget about the sudden silence arround me after such an exciting time.
Haven't touched a pen or a brush for about 4 weeks and now I want to get back at it...
Next week I will have a group-exhibition in Fukuoka. I will announce details soon.