With only one full day left to vote for this year’s People’s Choice Award (PCA), and with privileged access to more information than you can easily find on our Art Awards website, I’m writing to encourage visitors to the blog who haven’t yet voted for the PCA to consider doing so.
As last year, there is a fierce fight going on between 3 contenders who have led the field for some time. But there are a number of competitors not too far behind. So as not to give too much away, I won’t quote their scores, or even which art works, but just list them alphabetically by name. They are:
- Colin Bamber
- James Harton
- Tom Hawkes
- Diana Hudson
- Janette Morier
- Jackie Pearce
To the entrants, of course, your comments on their work may matter more than whether they win a prize. So I’d encourage you to also to think of submitting a supportive comment to any artists whose work you appreciate even if you haven’t voted for them.
In all, 653 art works out of the 1,600 or so submitted this year have received your votes to date, and 329 have attracted comments.
And just a mention for an Art Awards constituency that we at EAC have a special affinity for, and that is older artists who work collaboratively to produce group works in day centres, classes and clubs. Stones End Day Centre Group is one of these, and local to us in London . Although at present it looks unlikely that they will win a PCA, Day Care Manager Chris Mikata is keen for the art group, and other users of the Day Centre, to have the opportunity to see what other amateur artists have produced, and we’re going to prepare some kind of local exhibition for them. This is their own creation, entitled ‘Reflection’.