- excellence in blogging art and
- the art blogs which were the most influential.
The voting is still limited to the artwork awards and I already have some blogs in mind for the remaining awards (I've learned to keep a list!) however I can say quite categorically that art blogs won last year because of nominations which came from YOU.
That's it! Simple!What you need to do - it's very simple!
- WHICH AWARD:
- Identify the title of the Making A Mark Award that you want your nominee to be considered for
- Leave a comment on the post on this blog inviting nominations for that award - BEFORE 24th December
- WHICH BLOG: Identify
- the name of the blog, its URL (eg "The Art Blog" http://theartblog.blogspot.com) and
- the name of the blogger
- WHY: Say WHY you think this blog should be considered for a Making A Mark Award.
I'll collate all your nominations and comments in relation to each award and consider alongside those blogs which I have in mind as being worthy of consideration.
The Making A Mark Awards will be announced on the 29th and 30th December.
See my Making A Mark website for a list of previous award winners and an outline of the reasons why they wonNominations sought for Generating Art
All nominees and nominators are linked to both from this blog and my main website page where all the past awards and nominees are listed
I'm going to ask for nominations for the remaining awards in four separate blog posts to try and keep it simple.
Today I'm looking at nominations for two awards whose winners have a set a high standard to date.
"What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way." Winslow Homer
The Painting a Day Stickability Shield
The Painting a Day Stickability Shield is for daily painters who maintain a consistently high output of onsistently good quality paintings over the course of the year and set a good example to others.
|Above is what I look like after painting for 15 or so straight hours. I wanted to keep an alla prima feeling to this picture of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich—a sense that it was a giant oil sketch. This required me to use a slow-drying medium to keep the paint wet and to work until my arm fell off and I couldn’t see straight. |
The result was PB&J No. 6 (oil). (see The Artist's Magazine: Earning His Daily Bread on Articles and Interviews Duane Keiser Press
|2007||Carol Marine (Carol Marine's Painting a Day) The person who, in my eyes, has been consistent, has posted most often during the year and who has also continued the tradition, started by Duane, of also sharing her talent and her approach with a wider public through the workshops she has been teaching this year.|
|2008||Edward Gordon (Edward B. Gordon) who started doing daily paintings back in November 2006. Edward has created a painting a day virtuallly every day in 2008 and did the same in 2007. He completed 700 daily paintings back in October. His blog is popular and it indicates that he sells most of the paintings he produces.|
|2009||Loriann Signori (Loriann Signori's painting-a-day) - This award is for stickability - Loriann's complete dedication to getting out and about whatever the weather and wherever she is. She created 344 posts in 2009|
Do you know somebody who measures up to previous winners and/or otherwise brings something unique or noteworthy to getting paintings painted on a very regular basis
The Best Art Blog Project Virtual Challenge Cup
The Best Art Blog Project Virtual Challenge Cup: Art can be quite a lonely activity and it's noticeable that people often like to have some sort of involvement in groups and projects related to art! This award is for
- EITHER a major and reputable new project which adds value and involves a large number of bloggers
- OR or a project which has grown over the course of the year in question or otherwise had some significant impact during the course of the year
|2007||the International Sketchcrawl drawing marathons - a project which I have participated in which is global and involves lots of people, a lot of whom are bloggers.|
|2008||Different Strokes from Different Folks - a well thought out project which also involves Karin Jurick in providing tutorials and guidance to participants how to improve their art. Primarily this has been about encouraging people to see that using photos as references need not involve copying - that making choices, using your imagination and interpreting a photo are skills which are also important.|
|2009||Urban Sketchers - has developed and become a landmark art blog during the last 12 months.|
Links: The Making A Mark Awards 2010 for blogging about art
- NOMINATE ART BLOGS & ARTISTS for the Best Artwork 2010
- The Best Portrait/Figures 2010
- The Best Place/Landscape 2010
- The Best Still Life 2010
- NEW!!! The Best Nature 2010
- NOMINATE ART BLOGS: Generating Art
- NOMINATE ART BLOGS: Getting out of the Studio
- NOMINATE ART BLOGS: Learning about art and the art business
- The FAQs and Answers Really Useful Medal
- The Make Me Think Gong
- The Best Book by an Art Blogger Blue Ribbon
- NOMINATE ART BLOGS: on The Home Front
- “The Moose” Award for the best animal in an illustrated blog
- The “Tales from the Frontline” Mention in Despatches / The “Amusing Musings” Trophy
- The Most Gorgeous Mouthwatering (MGM) Studio of the Year