Christopher Reid’s selected art awards & honors:

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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Golden Turtle 2019

Chris is a finalist 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 judges. Chris's painting "Bombs Away" will be featured in the...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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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3rd Place – Constantiaberg Art Society’s Founders Trophy Competition (November 2016)

Merit Award – Richeson75’s International Animals, Birds & Wildlife (November 2016)

1st Place – Imagine-Create-Do (July 2016)

Featured Artist on The Cyber Art Show (July 2016)

Publisher Choice Award – Art & Beyond – May/June 2016 issue

Best In Show for “Marina Reflection” International Gallery Of The Arts – Top 100 Open Competition (March 2016)

1st Place for “Fountain” in Weekly Art Battle’s Water Contest(February 2015)

1st Place for “Moonlight” in Weekly Art Battle’s Moon Contest(January 2015)

1st Place for “Curtained Reflection” in Weekly Art Battle’s Serenity Contest(December 2015)

1st Place for “Jynn’s Leap” in World Of Art Awards (September 2015)

Best In Category for “Glowing Azalea” in the Landfall Foundation’s 16th Annual Art Show & Sale (August 2015)

2nd Place for “Swollen Stream” in Boone Community Network Plein Air Paint Out (August 2015)

1st Place for “Locals At The Bar” in For The Love Of Water (July 2015)

1st Place for “Jamie & Frankie” in Fathers That Love Their Children (June 2015)

1st Place for “Jynn’s Leap” in Action Watercolor Paintings (June 2015)

2nd Place for “Stomping In The Snow” in Action Watercolor Paintings (June 2015)

2nd Place for “Yellow Rose Of Texas” in A Single Flower (June 2015)

Merit Award for “The Road to Nowhere” Maria V. Howard Center 58th National Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition (June 2015)

2nd place for “Marina Reflection” in Sajalskder (June 2015)

1st place for “Enter The Dragon” in Inner Insect (June 2015)

1st place for “Marina Reflection”in “Paintings Of An Actual Dream” (June 2015)

1st place for “Marina Reflection” in 5 Star Artist Featured Contest (June 2015)

2nd place for “Scattered Light” in Cary Plein Air Paint The Town (May 2015)

2nd place for “Vintage” in Kinston Plein Air Paint-Out (May 2015)

1st place for “Tools Of The Artist” in Weekly Art Battle’s Eyes contest (May 2015)

1st place for “Locals At The Bar” in Water And Birds Traditional Paintings contest (May 2015)

1st place for Peek A Boo in Portrait Paintings contest (May 2015)

1st place for “Double Arch” in New Mexico Paintings contest (May 2015)

1st place for “Yellow Rose of Texas” in Rose Paintings contest (May 2015)

1st place for “Kitty” in Cats-Only Paintings contest (May 2015)

2nd Best In Show for “Southport” in the Southport Plein Air Paint-Out 2015 (April 2015)

Best In Show for “Enter The Dragon” Sampson Arts Council 2015 Juried Show (April 2015)

2nd place for “Hazel” in Nature contest(April 2015)

2nd place for “Flowers On Broad” Fuquay-Varina Plein Air Paint-Out (April 2015)

1st place for “Kitty” in Cutest Kittens Ever contest (April 2015)

2nd place for “Hazel” in Nature contest (April 2015)

1st place for “Jamie & Frankie” in Human Portraits in Watercolor (April 2015)

2nd place for “Self Portrait” in Un-Celebrity contest (April 2015)

2nd place for “Self Portrait” in Human Face Expressions contest(April 2015)

2nd place for “Self Portrait” in Un-Celebrity contest (April 2015)

1st place for “Fountain” in Ideart Spring Show contest (April 2015)

1st place for “Agony of Defeat” Artists Table “The Figure” international competition (March 2015)

Honorable mention for “Christinas” in Artists Table “The Figure” international competition (March 2015)

2nd place for “Shorebird Convention” – International Watercolor Competition (March 2015)

2nd place for “Octopus Rex” – Cephalapod contest (March 2015)

Honorable mention for “Crickets Chirping” – Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s “All Paintings” international competition(March 2015)

Juried Exhibition Winner – Linus Galleries for Portraiture with “Tools Of The Artist”(March 2015)

1st place for “Kitty” – Painted Kittens -Traditional Mediums Only (March 2015)

1st place for “Hazel” – March Hare contest (March 2015)

2nd place for “Agony of Defeat” – Favorites contest (March 2015)

2nd place for “Winter Woods” – Magic of Winter contest (March 2015)

1st place for “Kitty” – Family Pets contest (March 2015)

1st place for “Agony of Defeat” – Sad Faces and Feelings contest (March 2015)

Juried exhibition winner – Linus Gallery’s The Blue Show (February 2015)

2nd place for “Kitty” – Most Beautiful Cat Painting contest (February 2015)

2nd place for “Hazel” – Rabbits in Drawings & Paintings contest (February 2015)

1st place for “Squirrel Feeder” – Squirrels Painting and Hand Drawings contest (February 2015)

2nd place for “Tools Of The Artist” – Eyes Paintings Only contest (January 2015)

Juried exhibition winner– The Artist Table “Be Still” still life competition (January  2015)

1st place for “Winter Woods” – The American Juried Art Salon’s 21st International Exhibition (January 2015)

Selected as Noteworthy – Colors of Humanity Art Gallery’s Open 2015 Show (January 2015)

Juried Exhibition Winner – Linus Galleries for The Seasons (December 2014)

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

Portfolio Scholarship – Savannah College of Art & Design (2000)

SAT Scholarship – Savannah College of Art & Design (2000)

Full Scholarship – UNCG (1993)