Are you all familiar with Gary Reef? He is an Australian mixed media artist with a very successful You Tube channel with over 1,500,000 views, his very own social and art network Loving Mixed Media with over 2,500 members, and of course a blog and website. I am happy to say that he is also featured in my upcoming book.
Gary asked me to be a judge of a fascinating, online art competition - the Sardine Can Shrine Challenge.
Participants were provided with an empty sardine can and had to create a mixed media assemblage. Boy, those Aussies are imaginative. The above image shows the empty can and an example of a shrine made by Gary.
There were a lot of creative entries. I had a hard time choosing between my final two but feel great about the winning shrine. You can read all about the competition, see the submissions, and decide if you agree with my choice here.
Thanks for the opportunity Gary!