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Michael Seewald's
Recent Awards/ Department

Note: Michael has not had time to enter any competitions in
the past few years, but here are some 2006 and older results.


San Diego Art Institute's
Southern California Regional Juried Award Competition,
January, 2006.

  Photo by Michael Gotthelf

Michael with his image Westlake, China 1.06


"Top 100 in the world"
San Diego Art Institute's
"43rd Annual International Juried Competition",

(From over 3,300 paintings, photos and sculptures.)

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"Bridge Undercarriage, Budapest, Hungary, 1991"
Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Clint Hubbard, San Diego, California.


Southern California Regional
Juried Award Competition,
 Oct. 16th thru Nov. 21st, 2004.

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Trattoria Sempione, Venice, Italy
sponsored by Amanda Holley of San Diego, California.

Judged by Mark Quint, results:
Michael's Venice image was juried in. 
Only about one in 13 entries hung,
and only one from each artist was allowed.



Images juried into the 2003 competitions.

See images from recent opening night receptions
with Seewald and friends at the
San Diego Art Institute.

March/April 2003 results:

Michael takes
"Jurors' Choice"
(Juror: Gail Roberts)

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"Barcelona, Spain 1994"


San Diego Art Institute

Opening night gala, August '02.

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Michael and Valerie at the opening night reception,
held Jan. 24th, 2003, where Michael had both entries
he submitted juried into the competition.

Jan./Feb. Competition:  Both entries juried in!
Seewald's 'Ghost of Istanbul' gets
accepted in the regional show,
as well as "Whine Not, Tuscany"!


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Michael w/ his 'one foot' show entry
"Ghost of Istanbul"

Photos courtesy Ray Payn

Final results of Seewald's
2002 competition entries:

Of Michael's seven entries into the San Diego Art Institutes
regional competitions -where, on the average, only one in seven gets hung-
all seven entries were accepted,
with the following image taking "jurors' choice"!

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This Michael Seewald Oil Painting
entitled 'Vapor Trails and Lonely Roads',
took Jurors Choice in the Dec. 2002.

Juried Competition 'small image division'.
(Yes, since childhood Michael has been a painter also.)

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Michael accepts his award from ( left to right) art director Kaye D. Benton,
 executive director Tim Fields and new board member Bill Mayer.

Michael Seewald and Executive Director Tim Fields pose

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next to Michael's winning painting.

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December 2002 Juried in image
" 'Mr. Red Shoes Reluctantly Pays the Bill'
Volterra, Tuscany, Italy, 2000".
Sponsored by Steve and Gloria Carlin of Newport Beach, Calif.

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Admirers of 'Mr. Red Shoes' study the piece at the Dec. '02 opening.


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"Artist working alabaster, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy"
(an un-sponsored image from the first Tuscany series).

Accepted in the 2002 annual November 'Regional Show', a juried competition,
San Diego Art Institute, which is located in the Museums section
of Balboa Park, San Diego, California.


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Friends Art and Stephanie Myers join the Seewald's for a photo op.

Michael's 'Les Baux, Provence, France, 2000' was accepted into
the August 2002 San Diego Art Institute's juried competition.
Note:  Only one in ten usually get accepted for exhibition.  Seewald, in 2002, had a 100% acceptance rate!  Seven entries with one Jurors Choice!!


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The image was a new release and sponsored by Jeanette Parson
of Fallbrook, California.  (Pictured above receiving her artwork at her home. 
All the art in background are also Seewald's, and she just signed up to sponsor 'Tibet'!)


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"  'Mystery Woman Returns Poolside' Kauai/Lanai 2000"
Sponsored by Stan Webb of Wichita, Kansas

Collector Kelly Kincaid with Hans Norden and wife Christina
pose with Valerie and Michael at the June 2002 opening
of the San Diego Art Institutes monthly Regional juried show. 


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"Boat People, Essouira, Morocco",
sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John Passant
of Oceanside, California.

Juried into the San Diego Art Institutes Regional monthly
showing, winter 2001.

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 "Waimea Pier, Kauai '88",
Sponsored by Dr Alan Davidson.

"Jurors' choice" award
San Diego Art Institutes Regional monthly show, 2001.

Older Awards

Although Michael has won dozens of awards,
 starting at age 12,
some stand out above the others.
The following showcase some of those.

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"Ghost of Florence, '89"

"First Place Color"
Sponsored by the San Diego Reader and ran on it's cover.

San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts
Annual International Competition, 1991
besting hundreds of world-wide entries.
Also won
"Jurors' Choice",
San Diego Art Institutes So. Calif. Juried Competition
Besting all arts- paintings, sculptors and photographs, judged by a sculptor.

Also won
"Grumbacher Gold Award"
San Dieguito Art Guild's Juried competition 1995
(first time in 30 years the guild qualified to award it!)



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"Canal Reflections, Venice, Italy, '94"
Sponsored by six time sponsors Bob and Trudy Shaw of La Mesa, Calif.

"Best of Show"
International Photo Competition,
Del Mar Fair, 1996.

Topped 3,500 worldwide entries!


Stroll down memory lane...

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and see photo that one.

Seewald wins National Journalism Competition, 1971





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