Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Summer Street View Paint Off Winners

After much delay (all my fault) the Street View Paint Off winners are final and it wasn't as easy as it may appear.  The entries were taken via Email, and the public voting was simply the "liking" on Facebook. But in the end the comments from judges and other participants took shape and the winners are ready to be made public.

I am going to post ALL of the entries here (in no particular order) and then tell you the winner at the end of this post ;)
Connect I - by Janet Beckman

Yesterday's Shelter by Ginger Gehres
14 x 11 Acrylic on Canvas

Italian Countryside "  - David Sgambellone
watercolor 12 x 16 on Arches 140# paper

Aunt kates house
oils 16x20 by Alma Jo Drain

oils 16x20 by Alma Jo Drain

Subway NYC
Nancie Johnson 9x12 Acrylic on Canvas Sheet

Tokyo - feels like home
Nancie Johnson 9x12 Acrylic on Canvas Sheet

San Diego, CA- by Nop Briex
1000 x 1000 mm -Oil on Canvas

Thorne by Nop Briex
1000 x 1000 mm Oil on Canvas

Siempre Bella " - David Sgambellone
watercolor 14 x 20 on Arches 140# paper

Taoyuan County, Fusing Township
29x19 cm Watercolor by Cally

Top of the World
9x12 Watercolor on Canvas Grace Gehrke
I know, winning is one thing (a REAL GOOD THING) but the other reason for entering this contest is so your art can be seen and linked to and ultimately SOLD.  I will come back to this post and fill in the links to each of your web sites if you sent them.  If you see every one else's links but not your's, then please feel free to let me know.

And so the winner is . . . . .   
or the Winners ARE . . . . 

Nancie Johnson for Subway NYC
Nop Briex for San Deigo, CA

Congratulations to you both.  I will be contacting you for delivery of your $250 prize.  I'd like to also give a Honorable Mention Prize to DAVID SGAMBALONE (Siempre Bella) for causing a rescussion (that's revisiting the discussion, I made the word up) as it was a tough decision.  . . . and . .  . Hey . . .  I'm thinking that instead of Prizes I should simply BUY the paintings ;) you know . . . then I can Capitalize the Cost rather than try to explain why I should get to "write it off"  Not as beneficial as the write off, but I'd have a LOT to show for it. . . 

Oh my I digress . . . I meant to say, I'm going to give David some cash too ;)

Thanks for playing along this summer.  It's been an interesting one.  Fire and floods in my beloved vacation town of Greer, but the smoke cleared and I bought the Antique Shop in town.  It will close Escrow 9/7/2011 so I can't really start up a new contest right now.  But I will when the dust settles. . . . Smoke, Dust, Floods???   Like I said it's been an interesting summer.  - Kay

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Summer Entries are IN

and I'm sorry that they are not here right now, but they ARE on Facebook

please visit and leave comments, there or come back here to do so.

Soon someone will win Cash !