Fire Knife Dance, Hawaii; The Spanish Steps, Rome and Vizcaya, Florida are 3 watercolor paintings that will be published in the Best of America Watermedia Artists Vol II book, featuring the art of Bj. deCastro amoung many other accomplished artists. You can find Bj.’s artwork on pages 61 and 62.
The magazine, Single Minded Women, selected The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy, watercolor painting by Bj. deCastro to use in the article written by Melanie Nayer about Women Traveling Alone.
Melanie Nayer is a travel enthusiast and expert. Her articles have been published in leading newspapers, magazines and online publications including the Boston Globe, Fortune Magazine, Boston.com, NYT.com, and various in-flight airline magazines.
de Castro selected for the 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women. “The Marquis Who’s Who Editors are pleased to inform you that your biography will be published in the special 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who of American Women, scheduled for publication in November of 2005. It is with great pride and excitement that we begin the compilation of our landmark 25th Edition. This commemorative Silver Anniversary Edition will include the country’s most innovative and accomplished women, with a special tribute spotlighting the contributions of some of the most remarkable women-like you, since the first edition was published over 45 years ago.”…Karen Chassie, Managing Editor.
de Castro awarded The Van Gogh Award For Artistic Excellence. “Bj. de Castro is hereby awarded the Van Gogh Award for Artistic Excellence. I found her artwork and site to be truly original and highly creative. She is truly deserving of this award.”…Rosemary Winters Tracey.
NEW! de Castro awarded Excellence in Art award, by Bel Art Gallery. “Congratulations, I found an amazing site…..a top level contribution to arts and to the web community. I found it to be informative, with a very nice design, easy navigation scheme and a pleasant layout, besides accurate artistic work. It is a very rare combination on the Word Wide Web. 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! 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.” Best regards from Portugal.
de Castro’s, Statue of Liberty, New York, Awarded & Featured for 9/11. 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. *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. My visit to New York was, actually, many years prior to the events on 9-11. However, the initial compositional phase of this painting, started just before the awful tragedy. My heart was so full of tears…I could not work on it. It was set aside and not completed, until 2003. Never in my work, has my passion morphed into something-so powerful, that I doubted my ability to finish the piece. 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. I am humbled to have met her.” Please view the beautiful tribute and award.
Bj. de Castro, Capriole and Oak & Morgan Stance are Featured in 4th Magazine. Read the article published in 2WF’s The Sidekick Magazine by Editor, Meredith Sears. 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. 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. 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.