Second Annual Holiday Card Competition – 2011
Grand Prize Winner – RACHEL CHAPMAN – First Frost
First Frost, captures frost on a window pane. Although from the Detroit area, Rachel currently lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with her husband Andrew and son Itai. She enjoys teaching elementary art and spending all her spare time with family or practicing her creativity.
First Place Winner – ANNA De NOGALES SUDRA – Untitled
Anna De Nogales Sudra is an artist and educator working and living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has a passion for art and sharing it with others. To see more of her work please visit http://www.sudradesign.com
Second Place Winner – JADEN STUTTS – Let It Snow!
Jaden is a 5th grade student at College Park Elementary. The inspiration for Let It Snow! came from all of the fun that can happen during winter.
Third Place Winner – KARA HAMILTON – Snowman and Sledder
Kara is a 5th grade student at Westview Elementary. The inspiration for Snowman and Sledder came from all of the fun that can happen on a winter day.
2010 First Annual Holiday Competition!!!
Grand Prize Winner – SOO YEON KIM – Winter
Soo Yeon Kim is a Korean who currently lives in Mongolia. She is 18 years old and in her last year at the International School of Ulaanbaatar. Her art piece depicts a snowy winter night of a city. The unique perspective of this piece is from the inside of a car, looking out the frozen car window. Winter is oil on canvas. See more of Soo Yeon’s work at http://isuarts1011.wordpress.com
First Prize Winner – AARON WOOTEN – Back Alley
Artist Aaron Wooten has worked in Chicago for four years. He fashions a fluffy beard and rides a red bike to work, even during the winter. You can view more of his work and read about him at http://web.mac.com/aaronrwooten.
Second Prize Winner – ANNA SUDRA – Angels
Anna Sudra is an artist and educator currently working in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. This is a lighthearted watercolor piece simply capturing the joy and magic of winter that all of us feel no matter what age.
See more of Anna’s work at www.sudradesign.com
Third Prize Winner – AARON WOOTEN – Santa at the Map
Aaron’s work varies from presidential portraits to Norman Rockwell reworks to city landscapes and brick buildings. He will also have an exhibition at the Human Thread gallery in Chicago entitled “A Political Holiday” this December, which will feature his political paintings and caricatures. You can read more about this at Humanthread.org. Or you can read more about him and view his work at http://web.mac.com/aaronrwooten.
Paragon wholeheartedly thanks each and every one of the participants!! For information on how to purchase any of these amazing holiday cards please call 312-543-3446 or email Ben email@example.com. Proceeds from card sales benefit art education.