Christopher Reid’s selected art awards & honors:

Golden Turtle 2019

Golden Turtle 2019

Chris's painting "Bombs Away" has won 3rd place in the XIII Golden Turtle International Wildlife Competition. 30 artists were selected from entries by 1261 artists worldwide, representing 117 countries, by a panel of international...

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2019 FynArts Tondo Competition

2019 FynArts Tondo Competition

Christopher Reid's painting, "Soutpan Symphony" (acrylic on panel) has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Competition. This competition occurs during the Hermanus FynArts festival each year. Approximately 30 entries are selected...

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IWS Poland Step By Step competition

IWS Poland Step By Step competition

Chris was selected as the stage 3 winner of the Step By Step international competition, hosted by IWS Poland. The competition requires artists to photograph their painting at 5-7 steps of the creation process and include a list of all materials used. There are 4...

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Best In Show WCAS 2019

Best In Show WCAS 2019

Christopher Reid’s painting “Secret Cove” won Best In Show at the 2019 Western Cape Art Society’s annual Merit exhibition. The exhibition was held at Bright Street Gallery in Somerset West, South Africa.

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Best Acrylic WCAS 2019

Best Acrylic WCAS 2019

Christopher Reid’s painting “Vintage Red” won Best Acrylic at the 2019 Western Cape Art Society’s annual Merit exhibition. The exhibition was held at Bright Street Gallery in Somerset West, South Africa.

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2018 IWS Country Leaders Exhibition

2018 IWS Country Leaders Exhibition

November was a very exciting month for us as we were given the opportunity to visit China for 11 days. Chris was invited by the International Watercolor Society of China (all expenses paid), to be one of 30 to participate in the 2018 IWS Country Leaders Exhibition....

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SCAVA Visual Expressions Exhibition

SCAVA Visual Expressions Exhibition

Some of Chris's paintings were exhibited at the George Museum as part of the South Cape Association for Visual Arts- Visual Expressions Exhibition. He won 3rd place for his painting, Old Harbor Morning.  

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Best In Category – Watercolor

Best In Category – Watercolor

Christopher Reid's Painting, "Stone Lantern" was awarded Best In Category for Watercolours at the Western Cape Art Society's 2018 annual Merit & Little Gems exhibition. The Exhibition was held at Bright Street Gallery in Somerset West, South Africa.

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Best In Category – Acrylic

Best In Category – Acrylic

Christopher Reid's painting "A Bunch Of Variety" won Best In Category for Acrylic at the 2018 Western Cape Art Society's annual Merit & Little Gems exhibition. The exhibition was held at Bright Street Gallery in Somerset West, South Africa.

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1st Place SAA March Challenge

1st Place SAA March Challenge

Christopher Reid has won the SAA March 2018 Challenge. The theme was "Coastal Textures" in this competition from the UK. About Chris's winning painting, Judge Kathie Jenkins said, "Wave 78 Excellent observation of wave action and colour. The paint has been kept clean...

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2nd Place CAS Competition

2nd Place CAS Competition

Christopher Reid wins 2nd place in CAS Founder's Trophy Competition Constantiaberg Art Society held their annual Founder's Trophy Competition November 28th 2017 at the Alphen Centre in Constantiaberg. The event pairs a end-of-year social gathering with a...

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South African Portrait Society Competition

South African Portrait Society Competition

Christopher Reid's acrylic painting, "Kissed By Firelight", won 3rd place in the South African Portrait Society's online competition. The theme this year was "Fashion Portrait". Artists from across South Africa entered portraits in any medium. Judges Margaret Gradwell...

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“Live, Love, Laugh” Competition

“Live, Love, Laugh” Competition

CAS members voted on their favourite paintings at this month's meeting. The theme was "Live, Love, Laugh". Chris' painting, Ouma's Joke, won an award, for which he received a gift of art supplies.

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1st Place- Benguela Cove Life Drawing Competition

1st Place- Benguela Cove Life Drawing Competition

FynArts Festival Director, Mary Faure, and Benguela Cove Marketing PR & Events Manager, Warren Pearce presented Artist Christopher Reid with the 2017 Life Drawing award. Christopher Reid has won the 2017 FynArts Life Drawing Competition. On Friday, June 9th, 21...

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People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

Christopher Reid's painting, "Crickets Chirping" has won "people's choice" for the Jackson's Pastel Landscape Competition. The London based art company selected 25 finalists from among hundreds of entries around the world. Voting was held via Facebook for the People's...

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WCAS Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition

WCAS Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition

And 3 of the awards go to...Christopher Reid for his paintings entered into the Western Cape Artists' Society Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition. "Night, Gowns" took Judge's Award for the pastel category; "Rusty Fence Gate" (watercolor) and "Queen of Pela Graca"...

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CAS – Founders Trophy Competition

CAS – Founders Trophy Competition

The Constantiaberg Art Society held its annual Founder's Trophy competition Tuesday, November 29th 2016 at the Constantiaberg Medi Clinic auditorium. Everyone brought savory dishes and artists mingled and chatted. Members of the society were asked to bring one...

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Merit Award – Richeson75

Merit Award – Richeson75

Richeson has announced their Merit List from their annual Richeson75 international Animals, Birds & Wildlife competition. Entrants from all over the world submitted artwork in all media. South African artist Christopher Reid's pastel painting "Look At That...

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1st place in Imagine-Create-Do competition

1st place in Imagine-Create-Do competition

Christopher Reid's painting, "Great Horned Owl", won 1st place in the Imagine-Create-Do online competition. The painting will be featured on the homepage of their website throughout the month of August. A full feature article is coming soon.  

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Publisher Choice Award – Art & Beyond

Publisher Choice Award – Art & Beyond

Christopher Reid's painting "Morning Motoring" received the Publisher Choice Award for the May/June 2016 issue of Art & Beyond Magazine. Christopher Reid is an internationally recognized artist that paints everything from portraits to landscapes to wildlife. Reid...

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2nd Place – Boone Plein Air Paint Out

2nd Place – Boone Plein Air Paint Out

Artist Christopher Reid won 2nd place in the Howard Street Exchange Plein Air Paint Out in Boone, NC. Reid won 2nd in the annual plein air paint out with his "Swollen Creek" (acrylic on canvas 20x16), which was painted from right next to his tent where he was camping....

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2nd Place – Cary Plein Air Competition

2nd Place – Cary Plein Air Competition

"Scattered Light" 16x20 pastel on paper by Christopher Reid won 2nd in the Town of Cary's 2nd Annual En Plein Air Paint The Town event. The competition was hosted by the Cary Arts Center and featured 43 paintings painted on May 2nd. Oil paintings, watercolors,...

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2nd Place – Kinston Plein Air Paint-Out

2nd Place – Kinston Plein Air Paint-Out

Artist Christopher Reid won another award this week at the Kinston Plein Air Paint-Out in Kinston, NC. The first few hours of the 4 day event were warm and sunny, but the rest of the week was plagued by rain, but Reid chose to paint outside in the rain in the middle...

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2nd Best In Show – Southport Plein Air Paint-Out

2nd Best In Show – Southport Plein Air Paint-Out

The judges at this year's "Paint The Town - Southport Plein Air Paint Out" couldn't decide on a single Best In Show this year, so they awarded a 2nd Best In Show to artist Christopher Reid for his pastel painting "Southport". 80 artists from all over competed and...

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Best In Show – Sampson Arts Council 2015 Juried Show

Best In Show – Sampson Arts Council 2015 Juried Show

Artist Christopher Reid took top honors with a best in show for his pastel painting "Enter The Dragon". Reid had 2 paintings juried into the exhibit, which featured 46 pieces of art by 32 artists representing 7 counties in North Carolina. Artwork was on display April...

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2nd Place – En Plein Air Paint-Off – Fuquay Varina

2nd Place – En Plein Air Paint-Off – Fuquay Varina

Nationally acclaimed artist Christopher Reid took 2nd place in Fuquay-Varina's En Plein Air Paint-Off 2015 for his pastel painting, "Flowers On Broad". The annual event is hosted by The Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Association and only 27 of the areas top artists are...

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Juried Exhibition Winner – The Seasons – Linus Galleries

Juried Exhibition Winner – The Seasons – Linus Galleries

Christopher Reid's pastel painting "Unemployed" was a Juried Exhibition Winner for The Seasons at Linus Galleries. About his painting, Reid said, "This old tractor is “unemployed” both because of it being unused during the winter months and also because small farms...

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LIST OF ART AWARDS

2020

     • Watercolors Art Only – Looking Forward (watercolor) FAA (Online) (July)

2019

     • Mention of Honor Award- Shanghai ShowersIWS India 1st Olympiart, IN (Dec)

     • Commended Watercolor– The Dealer, SASA 113th Annual Exhibition, ZA (Sept)

     • Top 100 Finalist- Looking Forward (watercolor)2019 SANLAM Portrait Awards, ZA (Aug)

     • 1st Place- DelicateDBCS Pastels Contest, FAA (Online) (May)

     • Finalist- Soutpan Symphony (acrylic)Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Comp., ZA (May)

     • 1st Place- Shanghai ShowersIWS Poland Step-by-Step Competition, PL (May)

     • 3rd Place- Bombs Away (acrylic), Golden Turtle International Wildlife Art Competition, RU (May)

     • Best In Show- Secret Cove (pastel)WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Mar)

     • Best In Class Acrylic- Vintage Red, WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Mar)

     • Commended Drawing- Scent, WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Mar)

     • Finalist– IWS Poland Step-by-Step International Competition (Online) (Mar)

2018

     • Finalist- Swirl, 7th Pastel Biennial, Nowy Sacz, PL (Nov)

     • Top 30 Worldwide- Gardenias, IWS Country Leaders Exhibition, CN (Sept)

     • Top 30 Worldwide- Egrets at DawnIWS Country Leaders Exhibition, CN (Sept)

     • Highly Commended Pastel– Delicate, SASA 112th Annual Exhibition, ZA (Aug)

     • Highly Commended Acrylic– KogelbergSASA 112th Annual Exhibition, ZA (Aug)

     • Best Pastel- Robberg ComplementsSASA 112th Annual Exhibition, ZA (Aug)

     • 1st Place– Coastal Textures (acrylic), SAA March Challenge (Online)

     • Best In Class Acrylic– A Bunch of Variety, WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Mar)

     • Highly Commended Acrylic– Catnap, WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Mar)

     • Best In Class Watercolor– Stone Lantern, WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Mar)

     • Commended Pastel- Creation, WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Mar)

2017

     • People’s Choice– Freedom (acrylic), Freedom in Art Exhibition, ZA (Nov)

     • 2nd Place– Great Horned Owl (acrylic)Constantiaberg Art Society Founders’ Trophy Competition, ZA (Nov)

     • 3rd Place– Kissed by Firelight (acrylic)South African Portrait Society Competition, Fashion Portrait, (Online) (Oct)

     • Top 100 Finalist– Super Selfie (acrylic)2017 SANLAM Portrait Awards, ZA (Sept)

     • Commended- His And Hers Cocoa (watercolor)SASA 111th Annual Exhibition, ZA (Aug)

     • 1st Place- Tea For One (watercolor)Still Life Painting & Drawing Contest, FAA (Online) (Aug)

     • 2nd Place- Difficult Day (pastel), SASA Figure/Portrait Competition, ZA (Jul)

     • People’s Choice Award- Crickets ChirpingJackson’s Pastel Landscapes Competition (Online) (Jun)

     • Finalist– Form and Function (acrylic)Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Competition, ZA (Jun)

     • 1st Place- Super Selfie, Fun with Acrylic Painting Self Portrait Contest (Online) (Jan)

     • 1st Place- Great Horned Owl (acrylic), Footprints of Audubon Contest, FAA (Online) (Jan)

     • Judges’ Choice Award– Night, Gowns (pastel), WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Jan)

     • Best Watercolor– Rusty Fence Gate, WCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Jan)

     • Best Acrylic– The Queen of Pela GracaWCAS Annual Merit Exhibition, ZA (Jan)

2016

     • 3rd Place- Great Horned Owl (acrylic), CAS Founders Trophy Competition, ZA (Nov)

     • Merit Award- Great Horned Owl (acrylic), Richeson75 International Animals, Birds & Wildlife Competition (Online) (Nov)

     • Merit Award- Look At That Squirrel (pastel)Richeson75 International Animals, Birds & Wildlife Competition (Online) (Nov)

     • 1st Place– Great Horned Owl (acrylic)Imagine-Create-Do (Online) (Jul)

     • Featured ArtistThe Cyber Art Show (Jul)

     • Finalist- Merlot Splash (acrylic), Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Competition, ZA (Jun)

     • Publisher Choice Award- Morning Motoring (pastel), Art & Beyond, Volume 36 (Online) (May/Jun)

     • Best In Show- Marina Reflection (pastel)Top 100 Open Competition, International Gallery of the Arts (Online) (Mar)

2015

     • 1st Place- Curtained Reflection (pastel)Weekly Art Battle’s Serenity Contest, FAA (Online) (Dec)

     • 1st Place- Jynn’s Leap (watercolor), World of Art Awards, FAA (Online) (Sept)

     • Best in Category Still Life- Glowing Azalea (acrylic)Landfall Foundation’s 16th Annual Art Show & Sale, US (Aug)

     • 2nd Place- Swollen Creek (acrylic), The Howard Street Exchange & Plein Air Paint Off, Boone Community Network, US (Aug)

     • 1st Place- Locals At The Bar (pastel), For the Love of Water Contest, FAA (Online) (Jul)

     • 1st Place- Jamie and Frankie (watercolor), Fathers Who Love Their Children Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • 1st Place- Jynn’s Leap, Action Watercolor Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • 2nd Place- Stomping In The SnowAction Watercolor Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • 2nd Place- Yellow Rose Of Texas (watercolor)A Single Flower Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • Merit Award- The Road To Nowhere (pastel)Maria V. Howard Ctr. 58th National Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount, NC, US (Jun)

     • 2nd Place- Marina Reflection (pastel), Sajalskder Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • Featured Artist– Weebly Blog (Jun)

     • 1st Place- Enter The Dragon (pastel), Inner Insect Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • 1st Place- Marina Reflection (pastel)Paintings of an Actual Dream Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • 1st Place- Sprinkles (acrylic), 5 Star Artist Featured Contest, FAA (Online) (Jun)

     • 2nd Place- Scattered Light (pastel), Cary 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint the Town Event, US (May)

     • 2nd Place- Vintage (pastel)Kinston Plein Air Paint Out, US (May)

     • 1st Place- Tools Of The Artist (watercolor), Weekly Art Battle’s Eyes Contest, FAA (Online) (May)

     • 1st Place- Locals At The Bar (pastel)Water and Birds Traditional Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (May)

     • 1st Place- Peek-A-Boo (pastel)Portrait Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (May)

     • 1st Place- Double Arch (watercolor), New Mexico Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (May)

     • 1st Place- Yellow Rose Of Texas (watercolor), Rose Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (May)

     • 1st Place- Kitty (watercolor)Cats Only Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (May)

     • 2nd Place- Hazel (pastel), Nature Contest, FAA (Online) (Apr)

     • 2nd Place- Flowers On Broad (pastel)Fuquay-Varina en Plein Air Paint-Off, Fuquay-Varina, US (Apr)

     • 1st Place- Kitty (watercolor)Cutest Kittens Ever Contest, FAA (Online) (Apr)

     • 1st Place- Jamie And FrankieHuman Portraits in Watercolor, FAA (Online) (Apr)

     • 2nd Place- Self Portrait (Charcoal)Un-Celebrity Contest, FAA (Online) (Apr)

     • 2nd Place- Self Portrait (Charcoal)Human Face Expressions Contest, FAA (Online) (Apr)

     • 1st Place- Fountain (pastel), Ideart Spring Show Contest (Online) (Apr)

     • 1st Place- Agony Of Defeat (pastel), The Figure, Artist Table International Competition (Online) (Mar)

     • Honorable Mention- Christinas (pastel), The Figure, Artist Table International Competition (Online)(Mar)

     • 2nd Place- Shorebird Convention (watercolor)International Watercolor Competition (Online) (Mar)

     • 2nd Place- Octopus Rex (watercolor), Cephalapod Contest, FAA (Online) (Mar)

     • Honorable Mention- Crickets Chirping (pastel)All Paintings, Contemporary Art Gallery Online International Competition (Mar)

     • Juried Exhibition Winner- Tools Of The Artist (watercolor)Portraiture Show, Linus Galleries (Online) (Mar)

     • FeaturedInternational Contemporary Emerging Artist (Online) (Mar)

     • Special FeatureThe Gallery Wall, FAA (Online) (Mar)

     • 1st Place- Kitty (watercolor), Painted Kittens- Traditional Mediums Only, FAA (Online) (Mar)

     • 1st Place- Hazel (pastel), March Hare Contest, FAA (Online) (Mar)

     • 2nd Place- Agony Of Defeat (pastel)Favorites Contest, FAA (Online) (Mar)

     • 2nd Place- Winter Woods (watercolor), Magic of Winter Contest, FAA (Online) (Mar)

     • 1st Place- Kitty (watercolor)Family Pets Contest, FAA (Online) (Mar)

     • Juried Exhibition Winner- The SwimmerThe Blue Show, Linus Galleries (Online) (Feb)

     • Specially FeaturedChallenge Group, FAA (Online) (Feb)

     • 2nd Place- Kitty (watercolor)Most Beautiful Cat Painting Contest, FAA (Online) (Feb)

     • 2nd Place- Hazel (pastel), Rabbits in Drawings and Paintings Contest, FAA (Online) (Feb)

     • 1st Place- Squirrel Feeder (watercolor)Squirrel Paintings and Hand Drawings Contest, FAA (Online) (Feb)

     • 1st Place- Fountain (pastel), Weekly Art Battle’s Water Contest, FAA (Online) (Feb)

     • 1st Place- Moonlight (pastel), Weekly Art Battle’s Water Contest, FAA (Online) (Jan)

     • 2nd Place- Tools Of The Artist (watercolor), Eyes Paintings Only Contest, FAA (Online) (Jan)

     • 1st Place- Winter Woods (watercolor), The American Art Juried Salon’s 21st International Exhibition (Online) (Jan)

     • Noteworthy- Fountain (pastel), Colors of Humanity Art Gallery’s Open 2015 Show (Online) (Jan)

2014

     • Juried Exhibition Winner- Unemployed (pastel)The Seasons, Linus Galleries (Online) (Dec)

     • Juried Exhibition Winner– New York Art Collection’s Still Life Painting International 2014-2015 Online Juried Art Competition (Dec)