The winner of the St. Paddy’s Day art contest is…

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Kaye Menner! Congrats. Her photograph, entitled “Geranium Leaves – Reflections On Pond” really captures the beautiful color green for St. Paddy’s Day!

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***I do not own this photograph. This image is owned & copyrighted to Kaye Menner. You can purchase this photograph by clicking here.)

Kaye Menner is an Australian mother who decided to teach herself the art of photography using various websites and courses. She draws inspiration from her mother, who is also an artist, and the beauty of nature.

*Her photographs can be purchased on Fine Art America & you can watch her videos on YouTube.

We have 2 second place winners! They are:

Iryna Goodall’s photo, “Muguet Melody.”

Toni Abdnour’s photo, “Little Pink Bloom.”

There are also 2 third place winners! They are:

Shane Bechler’s digital photo, “Stormy Skies – Green.”

Eva Lechner’s digital photo, “Easter Bunny.”

***Thank you to everyone who participated! You can check out all of the great entries by clicking here. Keep in mind that all of these works are available for purchase!

🍀I hope that everyone has a great St. Patrick’s Day! I will be spending it drinking lots of stout & eating too much which is why I had to write this post now instead of later in an inebriated state. 🍀

cheers 🍀

 

 

2016 Christmas Art Contest Winners!

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It’s been hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit this year due to the 80 degree weather I am currently experiencing. Yes, I know you’re rolling your eyes at the thought of me complaining about the heat, but for most of my life I lived in a place that actually went through the four seasons, so I’m used to a cold winter.

Instead of traveling far to experience a white Christmas, I decided to create a contest on Fine Art America entitled “Let It Snow.” Contestants could subject up to two pieces of art in any medium as long as it contained snow.

Nearly 500 pieces of art were submitted! The contest has just ended, and the first place winner is…

*Amy Porter! Congratulations! Her photograph of a young buck entitled “Winter Buck” shows the beauty of the falling snow in Connecticut.

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(This image is available for purchase on Fine Art America. Check it out here!
***I do not own this photograph. This image is owned & copyrighted to Amy Porter.)

For Ms. Porter, photography has been a lifelong passion. When she’s not working in the field of science and technology management, she enjoys showcasing the beauty of nature with her photographs. She has been a member of Fine Art America since 2013 and has over 60,000 visitors. Please feel free to check out her photos, which are available for purchase, by clicking here to visit her profile.

* There are two people tied for second place!

They are:

-Jetson Nguyen’s photograph of the Zion National Park in Utah entitled “Court Of The Patriarchs In Snow At Zion National Park.” Check it out here!

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-Henryk Gorecki’s oil painting of a scene from the Holy Cross Mountains in Poland. Check it out here!

*There are three people tied for third place!

They are:

-Anthony Forster’s watercolor painting of sheep in snow entitled “Winter’s Twilight.” Check it out here!

-Sharon Duguay’s acrylic painting of a girl kissing a snowman entitled “Twinkle in his Eye.” Check it out here!

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-Sarah Batalka’s painting of a truck driving through snow entitled “The Road Home.” Check it out here!

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Thank you to everyone who participated! I really enjoy looking through all of your amazing artwork!

Here’s a link to all of the entries in the contest! Please check them out & keep in mind that all of these artists have work that is available for purchase on Fine Art America!

I hope that everyone has a safe & happy Christmas! Don’t drink too much eggnog! (That’s my job.)

The Winner of my 2016 Halloween Art Contest Is…

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Sarah Batalka! Congratulations! She is the winner of my 2016 Halloween art contest hosted on Fine Art America!

Her adorable drawing entitled “The Pumpkin Carver” beat over 370 other entries!

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(Prints of this drawing are available for purchase on Fine Art America! Check it out by clicking here!)
(This image is Owned & Copyrighted to Sarah Batalka. All Rights Reserved.)

Ms. Batalka has shared her beautiful drawings on Fine Art America since 2013. Her profile has been viewed over 180,000 times and she has over 440 followers! Although she suffers from a form of muscular dystrophy called Mitochondrial Disease, she continues to overcome the pain by creating artwork.

While Sarah does aspire to realism in her work, she still incorporates her own unique style into every drawing. This is why I believe her piece won the contest!

Please check out her profile page on Fine Art America by clicking here > Sarah Batalka’s Profile

There you can buy her artwork and read more about her! You can also follow her on her Facebook page!

Honorable mentions:

The 2nd place winner of the contest is Daniel Eskridge’s digital painting entitled “The Lady of Halloween.

Check out the piece by Clicking Here!

The 3rd place winner of the contest is RC deWinter’s digital painting entitled “The Witch of Endor As A Cavalier.”

Check out the piece by Clicking Here!

*All of the artists who participated in my contest are selling their work on Fine Art America, so you should definitely browse through all of the amazing pieces for sale! You may just fall in love with one or many!
***Also, please view all of the other frightful entries by clicking here > Contest winners & participants
I hope everyone has a Spooktacular Halloween!

Vote for the best Halloween themed artwork!

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I am currently hosting a contest on Fine Art America for the best Halloween themed artwork! There have been over 300 entries in all different mediums, including painting, photography, & illustration!

Anyone can vote on their favorite piece! You don’t have to be a member of the site! If you would like to check out some spooky and cool art, check out my contest & vote!

I will feature the winner of the contest on this blog!

Get into the Halloween spirit & check it out here!