Our thanks and congratulations go to Matt Klawon from Atlanta, GA! We thought his Michelangelo-inspired painting “Creation” was pretty darn creative! Also extremely impressive was the 3-D PBR piggie we received from Atlanta’s Erica Wagner. It wasn’t a clean sweep for the ATL, though – Chris Grider of South Lake Tahoe, CA took the first place prize for digital imagery with “Pabsture”. Sometimes we see PBRs stretching all the way to the horizon, too!
Honorable mention goes to the Archie Andros Collective from Milwaukee, WI for their painting “Eruption.” The mountain states were represented by Keenan from Denver, who was runner-up for digital art, along with the 3-D runner-up piece from William Huff and Jamon Whitehead of Murray, UT.
We really couldn’t be any luckier this year to have got a whole new batch of amazing, inspiring and occasionally terrifying art to look at. To quote the runner-up poem that Joseph Pate sent us from Greenwood, Indiana, “Lo, Pabst Blue Ribbon has never forsaken honest men, nor the wild, the free, the persistent…” So thanks to everyone who submitted! Your persistence is appreciated.
With the 2010 art contest over, we’re going to listen to a friendly suggestion from poetry contest winner Whitney DeVos of Tucson, Arizona, and we’re gonna kick back and look at some great art. All around us we see, “In scattered rows, July sun spinning red & blue & silver light: kaleidoscope designs…” Thanks everyone!
2-D Winner: Matt Klawon’s “Battle of the Talls”
3-D Winner: Erica Wagner’s “That’s Some Pint!”
Digital Imagery Winner: Chris Grider’s “Pabsture”
Poetry Winner: Whitney DeVos’ “Barbeque Top Back Stereo”
“in scattered rows, july sun spinning red & blue
& silver light: kaleidoscope designs
on the windows—it’s quiet…“