We are happy to say we had some sincerely amazing work to sift through this year. Choosing just four artists to represent our Muddy Colors Rising Stars for 2017 was exceptionally difficult.

These four Artists will receive free exhibition space at the next Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, hanging literally right alongside other Muddy Colors Artists. In addition to the free booth space, each artist will also receive a $100 cash bonus to help them print business cards, posters, or whatever else they may need. ( I would like to extend a VERY special ‘Thank You!’ to all of our Patreon supporters who made this cash bonus entirely possible. We are trying hard to put your funds to the best use possible.)

So with that said,
our Muddy Colors Rising Stars for 2017 are…

Kai Carpenter

Kirbi Fagan

Daria Theodora

Reiko Murakami

We had a jury of 10 Members look through the work submitted. Each artist could receive a maximum of 10 votes, one from each judge. There were so many fantastic artists that really did miss out by just a vote or two.

So we would like to take a moment to recognize some other very notable Contenders…

1st Runner Up: Nicholas Elias

Honorable Mentions:

Top Row (L-R): Bernard Lee, Kaysha Siemens, Steven Hughes, Hilary Clarcq
Bottom Row (L-R): Johan Grenier, Kimonas, Colin Boyer