Today NOMINATIONS ARE INVITED for the Making A Mark Awards which are all about getting out of the studio!
You are invited to nominate artists and their art blogs for the awards summarised below. Instructions on how to nominate for these and other awards are set out at the end of this post. Please note artists who do not have a blog will not be considered for these awards which are all about the art of art blogging.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for:
The Painting Plein Air Plus Prize
|The Painting Plein Air Plus Prize This award is for excellence in plein air painting plus a strong commitment to sharing information|
|2006||Ed Terpening (Life Plein Air)|
Ed has been blogging consistently since June 2005 and edged ahead due to his strong focus on sharing information on his blog as well as his commitment to plein air painting.
|2007||William Wray (Urban painter William Wray) Bill varies as to how much he talks about his subjects and his settings - but his comments, especially about the light he is painting in and its impact on the painting plus choices made in relation to composition are always worth reading|
The Travels with a Sketchbook Trophy
|The Travels with a Sketchbook Trophy combined with the 'Get Off Your Blogging Bottom and Sketch' Brass Plate from 2007. This award goes to the most intrepid and/or industrious artist travelling with a sketchbook.|
|2006||Laura Frankstone (Laurelines) primarily for blogging her sketches of Paris in October while she was still there but also for the way she planned a whole year of themes for her artistic endeavours – much of which involved getting out and about with her sketchbook - or rather sketchbooks!|
|Julie Oakley (One Mile from Home) This was for the artist or illustrator who has used their blog to make me feel most like I ought to do more exercise! The Get Off Your Blogging Bottom and Sketch' Brass Plate is, of course, in recognition of all that brass monkey weather she has endured.|
|2007||Martha (Trumpetvine Travels) of Berkeley California, for her well written, nicely linked and lavishly illustrated posts from all corners of the USA in 2007.|
|2008||Cindy Woods. (Learning Daily) This was a posthumous award. Cindy was always an intrepid traveller to all sorts of places with her friend Ronda and was still travelling with her sketchbook as she visited all the places and people she loved best in the months before she died in November 2008. Not everybody will be aware that Cindy did all her travelling in a wheelchair|
|2009||Enrique Flores (Cuatro cosas) What I most like about Enrique's sketchbooks is the fluidity with which he extracts and simplifies the scenes in front of him - and the ease with which he draws with a brush in watercolour. Enrique also goes to many interesting places and posts videos of his sketchbooks on YouTube|
Who has impressed you the most with their travel sketchbooks - at home or abroad - in 2010?
The Going Greener Gong
|The Going Greener Gong|
This award is for the art blog which I've found most stimulating in relation to getting us in touch with nature and the environment. It encompasses those who blog about animals, birds, flowers and plants. Blogs are not required in any way to limit themselves to just those topics but they do need to have a feel for being green and sustainable about them. They also get extra points for getting out and about and drawing from life!
|2007||Richard Bell's nature diary Wild West Yorkshire. Richard started his nature diary in 1989 and continues to set a standard which is hard to beat.|
|2009||Sketching in Nature - a group blog started in April 2009 by Cathy Johnson. It has revived an interest in and highlighting the joys of nature journaling|
Who's been the greenest artist you know in 2010? Who's got us back in touch with the environment - animals, birds, flowers and plants - through their artwork?
So you'd like to nominate...........
Although I already have some blogs in mind as contenders for these awards I'm really very interested to hear what you all think too. Nominations made last year by readers of this blog resulted in awards being made to people YOU nominated!
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 wonAll nominees and nominators are linked to both from this blog and my main website page where all the past awards and nominees are listedYou can see all the previous winners of the Making A Mark Awards here.
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