I am happy to announce after two weeks of annoying facebook posts, text messages and emails – the votes are in on Art House Reveal - I won!
Thank you so much to all who took the time to vote! Much love.
The brand new online competition was getting close in the end, but Reef was able to pull ahead with 97 votes. With so many good artists in the competition I was not sure who was going to take the win. Thanks to my friends and family supporting me by voting, I was able to snag first. I appreciate it so much!
I submitted two pieces for the competition, one old work and one more recent work. The older painting was Tuscany, done in 2007. The more recent painting was a triptych entitled Reef. Reef quickly jumped out ahead of poor Tuscany and went on to win. My friend Daniel Fleming was also in the competition. His piece, Now that I am older, took a close second. He is am up and coming artist and regularly shows his work around Milwaukee. I first met Daniel when we were both picked for a gallery night show for the Milwaukee Athletic Club last year. You can find out more about him and his work at his site: dflemingartdesign.com.
Art House Reveal is just starting out, but I encourage lots of other artists to enter. It was a great experience and it is worth getting you work out there. For anyone else who is thinking of applying, go arthousereveal.com to start and click on the call for submissions button.
In addition to helping you get your work out in the world, Art House Reveal also donates to to a local charities. For this competition, they were also donating to True Skool, a youth organization which uses dance to bring positive change to their lives. I loved this part of the competition and plan on continuing to promote the website and featured artist for such a great cause.
I will be meeting with the head of Art House Reveal, Mike Pintar, at this Friday’s upcoming Art Milwaukee Jamboree. I can’t wait to thank him and tell him how much I appreciate someone spending time to promote local artists! I will be doing an interview for the website soon and will definitely post when it is finalized. Thanks again to all who voted, I owe you one!