Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fan Art Contest Winners

The voting for this year's Fan Art Contest was really close! I seriously didn't know until late last night who the winners were going to be . . . and even then, these were only within a few points of each other. But I know you will all agree with me that these winning pieces truly deserve their prizes. So allow me to present to you:

THIRD PLACE


A Never-Ending Love

by: Kristene T.
Pencil Drawing
From Heartless
Book 1 in the Tales of Goldstone Wood


SECOND PLACE

 Hymlumé's Garden

by: Hannah W.
Acrylic and Digital Paint
From Moonblood
Book 3 in the Tales of Goldstone Wood


FIRST PLACE

 Etanun Ashiun: Vengeance

by: Jenelle Hovde
Pencil Drawing
From Dragonwitch
Book 5 in the Tales of Goldstone Wood


Congratulations to all of the winners! And special congratulations to Jenelle, who submitted this gorgeous portrait of a beloved hero of Goldstone Wood. You three artists produced stunning work that struck the hearts of viewers all over the world. I personally feel tremendously blessed by your talent!

But, as I said above, the voting was extremely close this year. So I have decided to also name three runners-up who were all within a point or two of placing. These winners, if they choose to claim their prizes, will receive a collection of seven Goldstone Wood bookmarks, one for each of the published stories.

RUNNER UP

Lost, but Not Forgotten

by: Courtney E. Dusenbury
Photo Manipulation
From Heartless
Book 1 in the Tales of Goldstone Wood


RUNNER-UP

A Wedding

by: Gabrielle Silverstein
Digital Art
From Heartless
Book 1 in the Tales of Goldstone Wood


RUNNER-UP

Trust Me

by: Christa W.
Watercolor Painting
From Heartless
Book 1 in the Tales of Goldstone Wood


I wish I could go on naming all of the fantastic work submitted. The artists this year completely took my breath away! Thanks to all of you, and do keep on pursuing your various talents.

All of you winners, feel free to email me (aestengl@gmail.com) with your mailing addresses so I can send off your prizes! Book winners, please let me know which titles you would like to receive and if you would like them signed to you, to someone else, or just with my signature.


And I will see you this summer for the first-ever Goldstone Wood Musical Contest.

18 comments:

Cortney said...

Congratulations to the winners! All of the pieces are beautiful!

Allison Ruvidich said...

Yay! Congratulations! : D

Becky said...

Congratulations to the winners, Jenelle, Hannah, and Kristene! Every one of these are gorgeous works of art. Congratulations to the runners-up also. I'm so excited for all of you. So many beautiful entries this year.

Meredith said...

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up! Such outstanding talent! Please keep pursuing your artistic gifts. God bless you all.

Clara Darling said...

Congrats!! Hannah, yours is beautiful! So are the other two selections...simply stunning. :)

Rae said...

So many of the entries were gorgeous, creative, or heart-warming this year. Though the winners' pieces are absolutely beautiful (congratulations!), I got enjoyment from all the entries. I'm glad they're going to be posted in Imraldera's Library so I can look at them again and again!

Therru Ghibli said...

Congratulations! What beautiful pictures!

Hannah said...

Congratulations! The entries this year were beyond fantastic!!! Everything is so beautiful!

Hannah said...

And all then entries from this year are now in their prospective places in the library! It's amazing to see all the different art chronologically telling the stories of the books. :)

Blue said...

Such lovely artwork

Congratulations to the winners and runner ups.

Anna said...

Congratulations to all the winners and runner ups!!!! :D Fantastic job!! It was so much fun to participate in this year's fan art contest and see all the wonderful artwork!

Rina S said...

Congratulations everyone! Loved seeing everyone's amazing talent and beautiful depictions!

Sarah said...

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Beautiful work! And to everyone else who entered, you all did such a fantastic job, I could hardly bring myself to vote for just three. :) Well done, everyone!
-Tracey

Anonymous said...

congradulations
Jemma

Laura Pol said...

Wow congrats winners! Everyone did a an amazing job and I was truly amazed at people's talent! :D

Joni said...

Congrats winners! Such inspiring work inspired by a wonderfully creative world. ^^

Hannah said...

I wanted to be sure I said thank you to Anne Elisabeth for hosting the contest, for the voters for taking the time to consider, and to all the participants for sharing their amazing art!