Today we announce the winners of one of the largest, free art challenges ever to be held on the Internet - the First Annual Autumn Arts Challenge and Contest. The global event has ignited the interest of artists, galleries, and collectors. Hundreds of new original works were created during the month of October 2009 specifically for the Autumn Arts Challenge.
Every painting here celebrates the true spirit of art - a unique vision from an individual artist who had the courage to join us for our first free, global art challenge.
Nationally acclaimed judges Soon Y Warren, Gladys de Moran, and Marsha Savage kindly volunteered an immense amount of time to view almost 1000 images and select the best. The three administrators, Sandy Askey-Adams, Jean Levert-Hood, and Nancy Medina, were humbled, honored, and, quite frankly, a bit taken aback at the response to this event.
Congratulations to the winners. And thank you to everyone who joined us, everyone who entered a painting, and a sincere thanks to the amazing judges who worked together so graciously every step of the way. We hope you will join us for the next challenge.