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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Leanne Wildermuth : Artist by Nature Blog

Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries : Week #14 (3/30-4/3)

Posted: 30 Mar 2009 08:46 AM PDT

horse portrait pencil drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

Today begins Week #14 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite drawing from their photograph.

Last week’s winner was Brenda Vance with her submission and touching story of the path that led her to her beautiful horse, Maggie May. You can read her entry here.

A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend the Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frame, available through Dick Blick.

Weekly Contest Announcement!

Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday and post the completed portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement.

Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story - should you choose to include one.

The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First - I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Theme: Pets, Animals, People (1 subject only)
    Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2009 (5pm CST)
    To Enter: Leave a comment, include a link to your photo. For e-mail submissions, leave a comment with your story as your entry, attach your photo to an e-mail separately, and send to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Note: *G* Rating only

Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely - I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

Good luck!!

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Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries : Week #14 (3/30-4/3)

1 comment:

Pricilla said...

What a beautiful drawing of your beautiful horse. Congratulations!