Sunday, December 15, 2013

NOMINATE: Best Picture on an Art Blog in 2013 - People

The Making a Mark Prize (2013) 
for Best Picture (Person)


This prize aims to celebrate and highlight excellence in portraiture and/or artwork predominantly involving figures

NOMINATE 
the best painting, drawing or fine print 
of a person or people 
- as seen on an Art Blog in 2013

Past winners


Previous winners of this award include:
Winner of Best Picture of the Year (Person) 2012
 Red Bow by Arto Isotalo
Prizewinners in the last three years (2010-2012) are ineligible for this award.

Who can nominate

  • Nominations are ONLY accepted from peers i.e. people with an art blog. 
  • Anonymous nominations are not permitted. (This is purely to stop spammers as I link to the blogs of all those who have nominated in a later post summarising the nominations!)
  • An artist can nominate their own work 
All nominations must be in English.

What you need to do


To nominate - just
COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST 
providing all the necessary details (see below)
BEFORE 24th December 2013.

Use the comment function on this blog post to:
  • nominate an artwork which YOU think is the best artwork about a person or people in 2013. You must state:
    • the title of the piece
    • the name of the artist,
    • the size and medium (if possible)
    • the name and URL of the blog (eg The Art Blog - http://artblog.blogspot.com)
    • the date, title and URL of the blog post in which the artwork appears (you MUST provide a the precise URL for the location of the post and not just the URL for the blog. Try clicking the title or the date of the post - that sometimes gives you the unique URL of the post)
  • say WHY you think this artwork deserves to be nominated
  • SAY WHY YOU LIKE THE WORK - this bit is really important so please do the best you can. Remember that nominations are open and transparent and that it's good to share a genuine tribute to a piece of work you like
You need to ask the artist if their work can be posted on my blog - and let me know what the answer is. This can happen after the nomination and BEFORE 24th December.

ELIGIBLE ARTWORK MUST BE:
  • original artwork - a formal portrait or a figurative artwork which is predominantly about a single person or group of people
  • a painting (in any media) or a drawing (in any media) or a fine art print (using any method) created using hands. Digital artwork is eligible
  • completed in 2013 - and appeared on an art blog in 2013
  • by an artist who has an independent art blog(i.e. websites don't count - this is an award for art bloggers!)
  • by an artist who has not won the award in the last three years
  • submitted with the approval of the artist i.e. you need to identify an image which can be used on this blog.(you can seek their agreement after the nomination and BEFORE the announcement of nominations in a post on this blog on 24th December)


Artwork which is NOT eligible includes:
  • photography
  • over-reliant on an image taken by another person

The Making A Mark Awards 2013


The Making A Mark Awards (a page on this blog (see top) explains the awards and highlights past winners 

I'll be embedding links to more blog posts about nominations for the following awards over the next week
  • Making A Mark Nominations: Best Picture of the Year on an Art Blog
  • Making A Mark Nominations: Generating Art
    • The Painting a Day Stickability Shield
    • The Best Art Blog Project Virtual Challenge Cup
    • The Best Art Society Blog
  • Making A Mark Nominations: Getting Out of the Studio 
    • The Painting Plein Air Plus Prize
    • The Travels with a Sketchbook Trophy
    • The Going Greener Gong
  • Making A Mark Nominations: Learning about Art & the Art Business
    • The FAQs and Answers Really Useful Medal
    • The Make Me Think Gong
    • The Best Book by an Art Blogger Blue Ribbon
  • Making A Mark Nominations: The Home Front
    • The Most Gorgeous Mouthwatering (MGM) Studio of the Year
    • The Art Innovation of the Year Award
    • “The Moose” - the award for the best animal in an illustrated blog
Winners are announced on 30th December 2012

7 comments:

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

I would like to nominate(The Stone House)by Heather Horton,Oil on canvas, 10"x30

http://heatherhortonartwork.blogspot.com/

You can see the work at http://heatherhortonartwork.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-stone-house-and-gift-of-giving.html Make sure you click on her painting to see the full image.

Although some may feel it does not fall into the traditional portrait genre,it reminds me a little of Andrew Weyeths painting (Christinas world)where it encapsulates both the person and his/her surroundings.

I like this painting in that she has managed to combine both a portrait and a landscape in one, and yet inevitably your eye is always drawn back to Gayle whom I feel is her main subject.Great composition,and wonderful loose but soft brush strokes.

Natasha Kimstach said...

My nomination is: "Night Scene" by Therese Oaxaca, http://teresaoaxaca.blogspot.co.uk/.
The artist is very young and extremely productive and blessed with talent, guts and wit. Her works are both done in highly fashionable new baroque or neo-victorian stylistics, but they also show profound and mature classical realist command. Her portraits are highly emotional, have huge character, the colour use is out of the magical world.
"The night scene" deserves the prize because it shows raw raving emotion set in familiar society atmosphere. Never before have i seen character captured so deeply and and at the same time keeping such purity of style.

Natasha Kimstach said...

My nomination: "The Night Scene" By Therese Oaxaca, http://teresaoaxaca.blogspot.co.uk/ The artist is fairly young but extremely productive, having created a body of work in distinctive style which i would call neo baroque or neo victorian, at the same time showing deep mastering of narrative classical realist style and tecnique. She has everything it takes: guts, style and depth, and her artwork are highly demanded and fashionable among conoisseurs.
"The Night Scene" deserves the prize because never before a contemporary artist has shown such depth of raw emotion in a portrait and at the same time kept to the stylistics and story.

Natasha Kimstach said...

My nomination is "Sisters" by Kate Stone. http://paintingstufftolooklikestuff.blogspot.co.uk/
The artist has a highly technically accomplished, slightly reserved and cold in choosing characters, but in extremely alluring style. Nevertheless in this particular painting the gentle emotional bond between sisters is so tender and the height of character rendering is so profound, that i would see it as a prize worth work.

Natasha Kimstach said...

Jeremy Lipking, http://underpaintings.blogspot.co.uk/ The artist is having a huge exhibition at the moment, one of the paintings presented in the blog touching upon everything happening in the artworld.
The artist has a soft slightly impressionist style, at moments reminding of impeccable Anders Zorn. This painting is a reference to Waterhouse' "Ophelia" but it is not morbid, the girl is just floating on the river of fantasy and beautiful dreams, the river of dreams, the joy of childhood and innocence. Gorgeous.

ianpriceart said...

Slightly embarrassed to be nominating my own work, but hey my blog hasn't got many followers!
http://ianpriceart.co.uk/2013/12/22/portrait-completed-just-in-time-for-a-happy-christmas-art-painting-portrait/
I like it partly because it's completed in time for Xmas so I can relax but mainly that I think it has a good balance of a strong composition with linking darks, loose strong mark making combined with enough subtlety to make an accurate likeness.
The size is 12 by 10 inches and its oil on gessoed MDF. The sitter was a 15 year old boy which I think is probably a tricky age to capture.
A thought perhaps the low response might be due to the demise of Google Reader this year, I know it's impacted my blog reading.

ianpriceart said...

Slightly embarrassed to be nominating my own work, but hey my blog hasn't got many followers!
http://ianpriceart.co.uk/2013/12/22/portrait-completed-just-in-time-for-a-happy-christmas-art-painting-portrait/
I like it partly because it's completed in time for Xmas so I can relax but mainly that I think it has a good balance of a strong composition with linking darks, loose strong mark making combined with enough subtlety to make an accurate likeness.
The size is 12 by 10 inches and its oil on gessoed MDF. The sitter was a 15 year old boy which I think is probably a tricky age to capture.
A thought perhaps the low response might be due to the demise of Google Reader this year, I know it's impacted my blog reading.

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