2014 American Icon Art Competition
Congratulations to the 2014 American Icon Art Competition winners:
OFFICIAL COMPETITION WINNERS
Sean Cope, Sausalito, CA
Nishat Mirza, New York City, NY
Matthew Brown, Carmichael, CA
Official Competition Honorable Mention
Luis Arteaga, San Leandro, CA
“ Car Show Fun”
Fred Cisneros, Santa Fe, NM
"Crawford in Albuquerque"
PEOPLE'S PICK WINNERS
"Custom Candice Cab
"The Social World"
"Time Spent Camping"
People's Pick Worthy of Mention
"My Kind of Americana"
"Calvin Klein Runway Show"
The American Icon Art Competition originated in 2012, in celebration of one of the world’s most iconic structures --the Golden Gate Bridge. The competition was a way to showcase artists, both professional and amateur, in a special exhibit at the internationally acclaimed Sausalito Art Festival now in it’s 62nd year.
Today, the mission of the Sausalito Art Festival's American Icon Competition is to foster the personal, artistic expression of American imagery, from people of all artistic skill levels and backgrounds in an innovative, creative, and ecologically sustainable manner.
The theme of the The 2014 American Icon Art Competition was "What's Your American Icon?" and we invited artists throughout the world, to express their vision of America using their mobile device.
The competition required artists to photograph an image that represents their idea of what an American icon is. For the Competition, we asked the questions: Is your vision a ’65 Mustang Convertible? Is it Steve Jobs or Mount Rushmore? Is it Beyonce, a buffalo on the range, or a NYC fireman? We want to know, what is your American Icon.
The Competition gave artists the unique platform to express their vision of America. It was up to the artist to choose an image(s) that in their minds is iconic of America based on their personal experiences, upbringing and beliefs. There’s was only one caveat: their American Icon image must be captured on a mobile device. Which means almost everyone in the world, professional, amateur, student, or social networking mavens, can participate. It’s was that simple.