The ArtSmarter Prize took place last Friday evening in Dallas at Cris Worley Fine Arts, co-hosted by Glasstire. At the end of the evening, the three main winners of the prize were announced by judges Frank Artsmarter, Cris Worley, and Danette Dufilho. They are as follows:
Grand Prize Winner (gold):
Second place (silver):
Chuck & George (Brian Scott and Brian Jones)
Third place (bronze):
Jon Clyde Von MacMeyerneau (Shawn Mayer and Heyd Fontenot)
Prizes (as trophies) were also awarded to every single artist who entered the Prize, and to every bidder who won an artwork in the Prize silent auction. Many, many trophies were handed out to wild applause.
All the works sold at auction (most of them for well above their 50-cent starting bids).
Congrats to the winners. We now understand what you all would do for love.