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These awards are welcome small tokens of recognition by some of Ian’s industry peers. Ian enters awards for recognition knowledge about how his work fits with peer and public credibility. Ian Anderson’s awards

 


Awards • Exhibitions • Murals • Media Ian Anderson’s awards

• 2021 16th INTERNATIONAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS (USA) Nominee (Wildlife)
2021 GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY ART EXHIBITION (Snells Beach – NZ) 3 multimedia paintings, 1 panorama photo
2020 KUMEU ART AWARDS (Kumeu, Auckland – NZ) 1 oil painting
2020 FLORALS AND FLUTTERS COMBINED ART EXHIBITION (Tauranga – NZ) 16 paintings, illustrations, and photography

• 2020 15th INTERNATIONAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS (USA) Nominee (Portrait)
• 2020 ARTIVITA INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION (USA – Runner up) “THE WONDER OF IT ALL” (Oil painting)
• 2019 14th INTERNATIONAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS (USA) Honourable Mention (People)
• 2019
GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY ART EXHIBITION –  1st, professional (Snells Beach Tennis Club, Auckland, New Zealand). Oils on canvas, “IT’S A RICH LIFE”
• 2018 RODNEY ART AWARDS – 3rd place. (Warkworth, New Zealand) “THIRST AND CHARACTER 1”, Mixed media, acrylic enhanced, digital photo art 
2017 GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY ART EXHIBITION (Snells Beach – NZ) 4 lead Pencil illustrations
2017 JUNCTION MAGAZINE – Article on Ian’s journey
2015
 
PUHOI VILLAGE COMBINED EXHIBITION – Puhoi, Matakana Coast, Auckland New Zealand
• 2014
ARTIVITA INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION (USA – Certificate of Excellence) “THE LAST SUPPER – REVISITED” (Leather-work)
2014 WORLDWIDE ART LA – (Juried invite Fine Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, USA)
2014 HOSPICE CHARITY FUNDRAISER (Omaha Golf Club, Hospice Charity auction)
2013 MATAKANA COMMUNITY WALK BRIDGE FUNDRAISER (NSC Matakana auction)
• 2012 ARTIVITA INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION – Honorable mention. (USA) EYES”, Oils on canvas
2012 OH 4 EYES 2 C (Multiple invited artists exhibition with Graham Braddock, Orewa, NZ – Oils, Photo Art and Leather Art)
• 2011 ARTIVITA INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION (USA – Honorable mention) PATIENCE 1″, (Multi-Media photo art on canvas – 16th)
• 2010 NZIPP IRIS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Queenstown) NZ) 4 BRONZE AWARDS (2 weddings, 1 creative, 1 landscape)
• 2010 4th INTERNATIONAL PHOTO COLOUR AWARDS (USA) 2 NOMINEES (Nominee PeopleNominee Nature)
• 2009 5th INTERNATIONAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS (USA) 1 Nominee (people)
• 2009 KODAK GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Auckland NZ) 2 GOLD AWARDS FOR WEDDING PORTRAITS (Colour)
• 2008 NZIPP IRIS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Tauranga NZ) 2 BRONZE AWARDS WEDDING, 1 BRONZE FAMILY PORTRAIT (Colour)
• 2007 KODAK GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Auckland NZ) 3 SILVER AWARDS FOR WEDDING PORTRAITS (Colour)
• 2006 KODAK GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Auckland NZ) 1 SILVER AWARD FOR WEDDING PORTRAIT (Colour)
2004 THE EXPERIMENTAL YEARS EXHIBITION, ASCENSION WINE ESTATE, MATAKANA COAST, NEW ZEALAND (Mixed media, retrospective works to 1995)
• 2003 KODAK GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Auckland NZ) 1 SILVER AWARD FOR WEDDING PORTRAIT (Sepia)
• 2002 KODAK GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Auckland NZ) 1 GOLD & 1 SILVER AWARD FOR WEDDING PORTRAIT (Colour)
• 2001 KODAK GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Auckland NZ) 2 SILVER AWARDS FOR WEDDING PORTRAITS (Colour Bride & Hannah)
• 1998 KODAK GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Auckland NZ) 2 SILVER AWARDS FOR WEDDING PORTRAITS (Sepia & special effects mirror)
• 1997 NORTHLAND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Whangarei NZ) HIGHLY COMMENDED WEDDING PORTRAIT
• 1996 MOLLY MORPETH CANADAY ART AWARDS (Whakatane NZ) POPULAR CHOICE AWARD (EYES”– Photorealist/Surrealist – Oils)
1995 ANNUAL SUMMER ART EXHIBITION (DTH Auckland NZ) Floral photorealism in oils.
• 1995 MOLLY MORPETH CANADAY ART AWARDS (Whakatane NZ) POPULAR CHOICE AWARD (FULL BLOOM – Photorealist/Surrealist – Oils)
• 1995 MAIRANGI ARTS CENTRE MEMBER AWARDS (Auckland NZ) HIGHLY COMMENDED (EYES” – Photorealist/Surrealist – Oils)
• 1995 BIRKENHEAD LICENSING TRUST ART AWARDS (Auckland NZ) TONY GILMOUR MEMORIAL AWARD (EYES” – Photo/realist/Surrealist – Oils)
• 1995 GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY ART EXHIBITION (Snells Beach – NZ) MERIT AWARD (EYES” – Photorealist/Surrealist – Oils)
1995 THE ART BARN (Auckland NZ) Representational, conceptual in wood & canvas. (Oils, Acrylics, Pencil, W/C)
1994 MEN’S WORKS ART EXHIBITION (Warkworth Craft Gallery NZ) Oils, Leather, Carving, Pencil Illustration
1994 MURAL COMMISSION INSTALLATION ART, A WINDOW ON THE MAHURANGI (Warkworth NZ) 20 sq.m Early Mahurangi River history in color realism
1994 MURAL COMMISSION, WINDOW ON YESTERDAY (Warkworth NZ) 28 sq.m Early Warkworth history in sepia photorealism
1994 MURAL COMMISSION INSTALLATION ART, A SUMMER HOLIDAY (Warkworth NZ) 27 sq.m photorealist interior illusion of local beach and veranda 
1993 SMALL WORKS ART EXHIBITION (Warkworth Society of Arts NZ) Oils
1992 ANNUAL SUMMER ART EXHIBITION (DTH Auckland NZ) Oils & Pencil Illustrations
1991 MURAL COMMISSION, KAITAIA SEA SHANTY (Kaitaia NZ) 1600 sq.ft animated external with 2D mounted cut-outs.
1991 MURAL COMMISSION, THE BARGAIN HUNTERS FANTASY (Warkworth NZ) 1200 sq.ft animated wall & roof installation mural.
• 1990 BEST ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (ARPA Melbourne). In recognition of excellence in journalism portraiture.
1989 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL INVITE ART EXHIBITION (Hamilton NZ) Oils & Acrylics
1989 ANNUAL SUMMER ART EXHIBITION (DTH Auckland NZ) Oils Acrylics
1988-89 ARTIST-TUTOR IN RESIDENCE National School of Creative Ministries, Baptist Church of New Zealand, Auckland
1988 3 MAN INVITE ART EXHIBITION (DTH Auckland NZ) Oils & Acrylics
1987 ANNUAL WINTER ART EXHIBITION (Downtown Hilton Art Gallery, Auckland NZ) Oils & Acrylics
1987 SOLO ART EXHIBITION (Orewa Gallery Orewa NZ) Mixed Media & Photography
• 1985 YMCA REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (Christchurch NZ) • Portrait, 1st • Action, 2nd, • Scenery, 3rd
• 1978 INSTALLATION ART COMMISSION 5 PIECE CHANDELIER DISPLAY LIGHTING. SCULPTURED LEATHER AND BRASS (Christchurch, New Zealand)
• 1972 COMMISSION, ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY DISTRICT DISPLAY AWARDS (Perth, Western Australia) 1st • Content, 2nd • Design
• 1964 SENIOR ART PRIZE (Hale School, Perth, Western Australia) Impressionist Oils
• 1952-53 Mrs. DEAKEN Grade 1 Teacher (She loved one of my drawings. I was a winner in her eyes) Donnybrook Junior High School, West Australia Ian Anderson’s awards

 


The truth Ian Anderson’s awards

Ian appreciates recognition but awards didn’t change his genuine feelings of inadequacy and never measuring up to the fear of failing to meet that mysterious standard of, “What makes one worthy in a culture of seeming unachievable standards … the self-righteous critic and tall poppy syndrome?”

The inner voice of shame, and never able to measure up in the imposter syndrome was ever present.  

In hindsight, the awards showed potential but Ian lacked the confidence and knowledge to convert recognition into financial rewards.

To afford a dreamed decent lifestyle, as an artist seemed impossible against this common opinion, “Artists don’t make money before they die”. 

Wanting recognition with a confused purpose identity and screwed economic values make these awards portray more glamor than the inner turmoil Ian had constantly lived. 

Today, Ian gratefully acknowledges these awards as small highlights in his journey.

Ian has some words of advice.
  1. No matter how hard it seems on your journey, persevere with your dream, and never give up for something less than your heart’s desire.
  2. Always practice and never close off learning through choosing wise advisers who have your best interest at heart.
  3. Ask questions of your peers and never assume you know it all. Remain teachable. 
  4. Seek and keep encouraging friendships who are youthfully optimistic and support your dream.
  5. Run from dream stealers and whatever happens never let bitterness settle in your thinking. Forgive and get onto your dream. 
  6. The supernatural world is as real as the natural and it influences every part of creative life.
  7. Don’t become too ashamed to ask for help when all else fails. Eventually, it leads to a greater you than you may expect.  
One last point … but this should be the first … Ask for God’s help.

Ian, unashamed involves Jesus in all he does. If it was not for the spirits inspiration and partnership he would not have found peace, pleasure, and purpose in his unique life and works.

If you follow these pointers you will most definitely make a good life for yourself.

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