ARTWORK IN A BOOK: PRECONTEST
Pen Ya is now ready to announce the First Place Winner and (3) Runner’s Up for the Pen Ya Artwork in a Book Contest. The scores came in close with 15 submissions. Again, I’d like to thank you all for your continued patience and support. Here are the results of the judging:
FIRST PLACE: Edgar Hernandez
FIRST RUNNER UP: Angela Obenhaus
SECOND RUNNER UP: Lee Wright
THIRD RUNNER UP: Marlo Saucedo
ARTISTE IMAGINARIUM SUBMISSIONS:
Jimmy Houston; Apollos and the Bird of Light
Roberto Castillo; Artiste Imaginarium
Amie Williams; Artiste Imaginarium
Claire Richards; Artiste Imaginarium
Joana Esteves; My Imaginarium
Mark Roden: Vortex
Manuel Espinoza; Artiste Imaginarium
Jonathan Espinoza; Artiste Imaginarium
Mike Pee; Artiste Imaginarium
Mike Valdez; Artiste Imaginarium
Sam Sullivan; Artiste Imaginarium (Mixed Media; Light Box)
What are the Requirements?
This contest is open to all Houston Artists and surrounding areas. While there are requirements for artists to participate in the Artiste Ilumination portion of Pen Ya, there are NO requirements to participate in the Artwork in a Book contest. If you’re not showing in galleries or don’t have a portfolio of work, don’t worry – use this opportunity to get yourself in the Pen Ya: Artiste Imaginarium – Houston Edition with a community of Houston artists!
What do I submit?
Houston Artists submit 12×12 (2) Dimensional art (acrylic, water color, oil) of your best representation of the term Artiste Imaginarium. What visual do you see with these words? The term does not need to be a part of the artwork but it can be.
What can I win in the Artwork in a Book Precontest?
First Place artwork will be printed as a poster (size to be determined) and sent to Pen Ya Globetrotter Sponsors. Three Runners-up artists will be chosen and artwork will be used on a 5×7 postcard sent to all Pen Ya Sponsors. Winners will be asked to sign end-products.
Once Pen Ya actively seeks sponsorships, Pen Ya Impressario sponsors will receive one of the Artwork in a Book contest submissions. The sponsor is to choose from the gallery. The contributing artist will then receive $250.00 for their artwork. Also, if the first and runner’s up winners have not been highlighted on the Pen Ya blogsite, a date will be set for the Artiste Illumination interview for each winner.
I will arrange to pick-up each winners artwork so that I can take a hi-res photo of the artwork for prints!!!
Is there a fee and how do I submit my work?
There is a one time $25 entrance fee. Transfer payment via Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time, I am requesting photo submissions of your work -Jpeg only with a max 2MB file size. Send your photo submissions to email@example.com.If you need another method of payment, email me or send me a Facebook message.
At this time, I am requesting all artists keep the artwork until preparations for Gala/Book Release. Consider the Gala/Book Release a artist community party celebrating the completion of the Pen Ya project, as well as, an art exhibit of all the Artwork in a Book Contest submissions – where your work can be sold. Further details to the Gala will be provided near the date of publish.
How will Pen Ya determine the winners?
I will utilize 1-2 silent judges.
What is the Grand Prize?
All Artwork in a Book submissions will be submitted towards the Grand Prize Artwork in a Book Contest to be held near project’s end (TBD). The Grand Prize winner’s artwork will be used on the book cover for Pen Ya: Artiste Imaginarium– Houston Edition. Three new silent judges will be appointed for Grand Prize.
Let’s say you submitted art…and you didn’t win. Well, guess what?! – you’re still going to be in the book! All artists that submit artwork will be added to the book in form of an insert poster with your name, portrait, and thumbnail of art submission. This is my way of covering more Houston artists than I can interview. Please spread the word.
***If you have any questions as to how this contest works, PLEASE feel free to email me. firstname.lastname@example.org