Â de Castro awarded The Van Gogh Award For Artistic Excellence.Â “Bj. de Castro is hereby awarded the Van Gogh Award for Artistic Excellence.Â I found her artwork and site to be truly original and highly creative.Â She is truly deserving of this award.”…Rosemary Winters Tracey.
Â NEW!Â de Castro awarded Excellence in Art award, by Bel Art Gallery. Â “Congratulations, I found an amazing siteâ€¦..a top level contribution to arts and to the web community.Â I found it to be informative, with a very nice design, easy navigation scheme and a pleasant layout, besides accurate artistic work. Â It is a very rare combination on the Word Wide Web.Â It is evident that you have put a lot of hard work into it and your effort and dedication shine throughout your pages of art!Â It’s a pleasure to present your wonderful artwork with the BEL ART AWARD 2005 and I would be very honoured if you accept it.”Â Best regards from Portugal.
de Castro’s, Statue of Liberty, New York, Awarded & Featured for 9/11. Â Bj.’s oil painting, Statue of Liberty, New York, is awarded the Medal of Honor & featured in tribute to the tragedy of Sept. 11th in New York and on the Twin Towers.Â *On a personal note by the artist, “Of all the honors and awards that my art has garnered me, this is one that I hold with great personal pride.Â My visit to New York was, actually, many years prior to the events on 9-11.Â However, the initial compositional phase of this painting, started just before the awful tragedy.Â My heart was so full of tears…I could not work on it.Â It was set aside and not completed, until 2003.Â Never in my work, has my passion morphed into something-so powerful, that I doubted my ability to finish the piece.Â This piece started out as an expression of a special place that I had traveled to-and ended, as a representation of all that Lady Liberty stands for.Â I am humbled to have met her.”Â Please view the beautiful tribute and award.
Bj. de Castro, Capriole and Oak & Morgan Stance are Featured in 4th Magazine. Â Read the article published in 2WF’s The Sidekick Magazine by Editor, Meredith Sears.Â Â Morgan Horse Promoted Through Art is the story of the meteoric rise in popularity and the publicity for the Morgan horse community that this piece has garnered.Â Read the article Morgan Horse Promoted Through Art.
de Castro selected for the 2006 23rd Edition of Who’s Who in the World. “The Marquis Who’s Who Editors are pleased to inform you that your biography will be included in this edition scheduled for publication in November 2005.Â The new 23rd Edition will chronicle nearly 45,000 global leaders in every significant field of endeavor – from science and medicine, to politics and government, to finance and information technology – and from over 215 nations and territories.”…Karen Chassie, Managing Editor.
Bj. de Castro and Oak & Morgan Stance are Featured in 3rd Magazine. Â Read the article, written by Bj., for the lastest magazine to feature the artist and the artwork.Â Â When Passions Meet is the story of the inspiration behind the painting and a look into the processes of the artist. Â Stay tuned for the upcoming article for yet another magazine with the story of the publicity for the Morgan horse community that this piece has garnered.Â Read the article When Passions Meet .
Bj. de Castro and Oak & Morgan Stance are Featured in 2nd Magazine. Â Laura Behning is a renowned author in the Morgan horse community and has written articles for The Morgan Horse magazine, Simply Morgan, Classic Morgan Admirers, the Rainbow Morgan Horse Association Newsletter, and many club publications over the years. She is heavily involved in the Rainbow Morgan Horse Association as the current president and editor of the club publications. She has written and featured an article about Bj. de Castro and Oak & Morgan Stance in her last issue. Visit her site at Brookridge Morgans. Read the article Oak & Morgan Stance.
de Castro selected for the Commemorative 60th Diamond Edition of Who’s Who in America. “The Marquis Who’s Who Editors are pleased to inform you that your biography will be included in this special edition scheduled for publication in October 2005, which will feature the career histories and credentials of the country’s most accomplished and influential individuals.”…Robert Docherty, Editorial Director.
de Castro designs logo for OGO, Old Growth Oak Morgan Farms.Â A Morgan horse breeding ranch in Northern California.
I have been searching for some time for a painting of Rome to give to my sister for her 30th birthday, as her husband is taking her Rome as a surprise and I thought it would make a lovely reminder of their time there.Â I found this painting (“The Spanish Steps-Rome, Italy by Bj. deCastro”) online, and think it is beautiful.Â I was also even more attracted to it when I read the artists description as she mentions that her hotel is featured in the painting.Â Â The print was delivered quickly and we were all very pleased with the work.Â
Mrs G Humphrey