Friday, February 11, 2011

And the Winners Are...

The winners of the Cartoon Character Contest I held on Fine Art America

1st Place Prize
Cheers by Arvind T Akki
Art Prints


Hails from Karnataka ,
Son of T.P. Akki , Founder of Vijaya Kala Mandir,Gadag.
Graduated from Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, 1979-80

Exhibition Hall, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry, I984, 85, 86, 89.
Art Gallery, Vijaya Fine Arts Society, Gadag, 1986.
Art Gallery, Glass House, (Financially aided by LKA) Hubli, 1987.
Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Calcutta, 1988.
Centre Sri Aurobindo et Mere, Savignano, Italy,1993
Art Gallery, (Financially aided by LKA) Hospet, 1995.

Pondicherry State Artist’s Society,since 1983 .
South States Prominent Artists Art Exhibition {Organised by the SZCC Thanjavur) at Pondicherry,1987, 88, 89.
VFAS Hyderabad, 1989.
United Painter’s Asoociation, Pudukottai, 1991.
All India Exhibition of Fine Arts, Dharwad, 1991.
All India Drawing Exhibition, Pondicherry, 1991
International Exhibition of Art, Pondicherry, 1991.
Dasara Exhibition, Mysore, 1991,92.
Regional Art Exhibition, VFAS, Gadag, 1992
Art Exhibition, Arikkamedu Art Academy, Ariankuppam, Pondicherry, 1992.
All India Art Exhibition,Varanasi, 1992,2000.
Raj Nivas, Art Gallery, Pondicherry, 1992,93.
Regional Art Exhibition, LKA, Madras, 1992-93,1996.
Regional Art Exhibition, Bangalore, 1996.
National Kalidasa Exhibition, Ujjain, 1992, 93.
All India Art Exhibition, Hyderabad, 1992, 1996.
Rashtriya Kala Mela, Madras, 1993, Bangalore, 1995, Calcutta, 1996.
Indian Drawing Binnale, Chandigarh, 1994,1996.
Andhra Pradesh Art Exhibition, Machilipatnam, 1994,1996.
All India Painting Competition, Vijayawada, 1994.
15th Regional Art Exhibition, Guntur, 1996.
Vishwakarma Art Exhibition, Sirsangi, 1996.
Ankala Art Akademy, Bhimavaram, 1996, 1997.
All India Art Exhibition, Visakhapatnam, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001
Shreshta Art Resources, Bangalore, 2000

Artist’s Workshop, Fete de Pondicherry, 1990.
Artist’s Workshop, Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry, 1991.
One Day Artists Camp, Pondicherry,1992
National Level Painter’s Camp, (Jointly organized by SZCC, Thanjavur, LKA, Madras & by the Govt of Pondy Dept of Art & culture) Pondicherry,1992.
Painter’s Camp, (Organised by SZCC, Thanjavur) Tirupathi, 1993
Painter’s Camp, (Organised by SZCC, Thanjavur) Pondicherry,1995.
Ist Indian Eminent Artist Camp, Pondicherry, 1997.
Painter’s Camp,( 0rganised by Vijaya Fine Arts Society, Golden Jubilee: 1947-1997), Gadag,1997
Painter’s Camp, Kamaraj Centenary Celebration, Pondicherry, 2003.

International Shanker’s Weekly Children’s Competition, New Delhi.
Varadarajulu Award, International Art Exhibition, Pondicherry, 1992.
Pondicherry State Art Exhibition, 1992.
Andhra Pradesh Art Exhibition, Machilipatnam, 1994.
All India Painting Competition, Vijayawada, 1994.
15th Regional Art Exibition, Guntur, 1995.
Ankala Art Academy,Bhimavaram, 1996.
All India Art Exibition, Visakhapatnam, 1996,97,99, 2004.
The Galleria Art Club - All India Exhibition of Art, Visakhapatnam, 2000
Best Photographic Child Contest, (Conducted by BPL) Pondicherry, 2002.
Techo Art of Painting Competition,Baroda , 2006.
Online Art Contests - Fine Art America, winner of many contests 2009-2011 –winner of many awards 2010-2011
His works are represented in RC-LKA, Madras, LKA New Delhi, Pondicherry Govt. Musium, Raj Nivas,VFAS, Gadag, SZCC, Thanjavur, in public and private Collections both in India and abroad.

Arvind T. Akki,
Sri Aurobindo Ashram,
Pondicherry-605002 (South India)

Dial: (0413) 3011253

2nd Place Prize
Cowbird by Laura Brightwood
Photography Prints

Laura Brightwood is a professional fine and digital artist and writer. Her work is featured on the covers, as a character developer, and as illustrator for multiple children's picture books and educational curriculum. Laura's commissioned human and animal portraiture have been the delight of many. Using both digital and traditional mediums, Laura is an artist who begins from the elements of fine art and uses the technology of digital mediums to blend the two. She resides in Hillsborough, NC, just outside of Chapel Hill, home of UNC and Tarheels. Laura is a native of Kentucky, having completed both her undergraduate and masters studies in the Bluegrass state. She is a psychologist as well. But most importantly, the mother of one amazing little girl.

You will find Laura Brightwood on Amazon as an Illustrator in Children's Literature; as 'Brightwood' at; she maintains a presence of her pop art at Cafepress ( and Zazzle (*) ; and on her FAA website--


3rd Place Prize
Alex Painted by Jera Sky
Art Prints

Tied for 4th Place
Sassy Sapphireby Holly Ethan
Photography Prints

Tied for 4th Place
Eugene Mirman - En Garde Society by Sam Kirk
Art Prints

Thanks to all those who participated!


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