Friday, March 13, 2009

This is going to BLOW your Mind!!!

Did you do participate in the old Artisans Challenge? If you did then you know that it was a MAJOR opportunity to get your name out there! And it's coming back!!!

For all of you who've never heard of it before - the Artisan's Challenge is a weekly contest where other people come in and vote for YOUR art. Here's the rules:

Blockhead Radio Artisans Challenge Rules:

1. You must be the creator of the item you are entering. It must be handmade not a mass produced item.
2. It is first come first entered into the challenge. All entries are held in Que on our server till they are put into an active challenge.
3. The Artisans Challenge is well promoted. You will be notified when you are in a challenge. To increase your chance of winning, let your friends, teams, groups, and forums know. Only one vote per ip address per category.
4. Winner is determined by the most votes received.
5. Voting is held from 1 p.m. eastern time Monday till 9:13 a.m. the following Monday. This gives us 4 hours to tally up all votes and get the next challenge started.

Weekly Challenge:

Each week we will have a challenge with Artisans that won from each of the twelve categories. The winner of the weekly challenge will have an in stream audio ad with click through banner the week after the challenge.

Categories:

Primitive and Rustic

New things made to look old. It can be 2D or 3D with no size limitations.

2D Art

Any art piece that can be hung flat on a wall. This can include painting, drawings, aceos(see miniature/sfa), collage, etc. It should have a smooth and flat surface and has no size limitations.

3D Art

Depth, width, and height. This can include sculpture, ceramics, pottery, etc. No size limitations.

Candles/Bath/Beauty

Any handmade candle, soap, lotion, fragrance, lip balm, salve, scrub or skin care. No size limitations.

Knitting, Crochet, and Needlework

If it is knitted, crocheted, or sewn(hand or machine). No size limitations.

Photography

Any image that is available as a print. No size limitations.

Miniatures/Small Format Art

Miniatures are defined by the Association of Miniatures as:

·Minute in scale vs. life sized. For practicality following the general 1/6th scale for my work sent to formal miniature exhibitions and shows.
·Delicate and painstaking technique that withstands magnification.
·Small in format and size. 25 inches or less for surface area. Sculpture should fit inside an 8"x8"x8" cube including the base.
·High in quality. The work should exemplify Fine Art ~ demonstrating a mastery of composition, color, values etc.

Small Format Art (SFA) is defined as any type of artwork that has a maximum size of 14 inches (35.5cm) in any one direction. This will include aceo, doll house miniatures, small sculpture, etc. If you have any concerns if you item fits in this category, please email us with a description. Many items can fit into this and 2D/3D art category. It will be up to the entrant in which category they want to enter their item.

Jewelry

Any handmade item meant to be worn. Necklace, ring, bracelet, etc. This category will include unstrung pendants and beads as long as they are handmade. No size limitations.

Paper Crafts

Any item that was created using paper as the main material. This category will include downloadable patterns and collage sheets. No size limitations.

Any Holiday Any Format

Open to any art format that has a holiday theme. No size limitations.

Clothing/Bags/Accessories

Any handmade item that would be considered clothing, purse, bag, and clothing accessory will go into this category. No size limitation.

Wild Card

This category is for any handmade item that does not fit in any of the other categories. No size limitation.




I also wanted to let you know that we are doing some changes at BHR. We're going back to more of where we started. We will be kid friendly so you can listen and not worry about your children hearing things! We'll continue to play music, but we'll be doing some more Artisan and Family orientated shows :) So look for new shows to be coming. AND we will be rebroadcasting shows so if you miss one - you might be able to catch up!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Cool! Can't wait.