Sunday, December 15, 2013

NOMINATE: Best Picture on an Art Blog in 2013 - Still Life

The Making a Mark Prize 
(2013) 
for Best Picture 
(Still Life)


This prize aims to celebrate and highlight excellence in artwork - a still life which is contrived or found, a narrative or an accident, large or small

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

Past winners


Winner of Best Still Life on an Art Blog 2012
Folded Lace by Sophie Ploeg
Previous winners of this award include:
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 still life 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 still life drawing / painting / fine art print 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 about a still life which is contrived or found, a narrative or an accident, large or small
  • 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

Winners are announced on 30th December 2012
  • 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

7 comments:

  1. Well I am going to nominate a larger than normal still life,a bicycle!Its entitled (In the spotlight) and done by Ramesh Jhawar http://rameshjhawar.blogspot.com/

    Its done in Opaque Watercolor on Tinted Paper
    12 x 16 inches.You can veiw it at http://rameshjhawar.blogspot.com/2013/09/in-spotlight.html

    I love this painting for is strong contrasts between the ultramarine and cobalt blue and how the bicycle is illuminated by a shaft of warm light.

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  2. Title : Foiled Again
    Artist: K Henderson
    Size and medium 40" x 30" oil on linen
    Name and URL of the blog: K Henderson Fine Art - http://khendersonart.blogspot.com
    Date, title and URL of the blog post in which the artwork appears Dec 19, 2013, Foiled Again by K Henderson, http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2013/12/foiled-again-by-k-henderson.html

    The bright colors of the foil become subdued reflections on the table top.

    I love that these everyday cookies can become unique and beautiful objects.

    The artist has given permission to use this image

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  3. It's been so hard to choose this year! However I am going to nominate Jos van Riswick's painting "Lemon Still Life". It is in oils,size 55x52cm and can be viewed here http://www.postcardfromholland.com/still_life_lemons_black_bowl.html
    I like it because it is extremely well painted. It's very classical but has a freshness about it. What caught my eye was the ivy. I've been painting ivy myself this year and so have been looking closely at it. I think Jos has done a wonderful job in capturing the essence of the plant and putting movement into what would be otherwise a very static painting.

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  4. It's been so hard to choose this year! However I am going to nominate Jos van Riswick's painting "Lemon Still Life". It is in oils,size 55x52cm and can be viewed here http://www.postcardfromholland.com/still_life_lemons_black_bowl.html
    I like it because it is extremely well painted. It's very classical but has a freshness about it. What caught my eye was the ivy. I've been painting ivy myself this year and so have been looking closely at it. I think Jos has done a wonderful job in capturing the essence of the plant and putting movement into what would be otherwise a very static painting.

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  5. "Vanitas" and what he called "Crap on the table" by David Gluck. http://paintingstufftolooklikestuff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/hey-wha-happened.html
    David Gluck is just awesome as an artist, both edgy and academic, highly accomplished technically, reminding of Dutch classics.
    Vanitas is a motif that has its history throughout human history reminding us of fluidity of passing by moment of happiness and youth, which, as all other things, come to an end. I loved how the artist added royal stag antlers, reminding of fluidity of fame, glory, the inevitable passing of the crown. Beautiful earthy autumn tones, pointing towards autumn of life.

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  6. I made a nomination but it never showed up. Maybe others are having the same problem

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  7. All comments are moderated so they don't show up straight away.

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