We are incredibly pleased to finally announce the Winners of our 2019 Muddy Colors Rising Stars Scholarship!
We received tons of submissions, and the overall quality of work submitted was nothing short of incredible. Year after year, we see the same names submitting to these scholarships. And every year, we see these artists continue to grow! It really is inspiring for all of us here to see. So much of the work we saw was of a professional quality that it made choosing just a few winners a really difficult task. We took into account not just the overall quality of the work we saw, but also considered the momentum that each of these artists exhibited, the professional strides they’ve made this year, the consistency of their work, and how that work suits this particular venue. We decided that these artists in particular have had a really stand out year. They are truly Rising Stars in every sense of the word.
Each of these Artists will receive free exhibition space at the sold-out Spectrum Fantastic Art Live which is part of the Planet Comicon this March, hanging right alongside other Muddy Colors artists. In addition to the free wall space, each artist will also receive a $250 cash bonus to help them print business cards, posters, or other material they may need. Each artist will also receive 1 year of free access to our entire Muddy Color Video Library
Our 2019 Muddy Colors Rising Stars are…
In the event that one of one winners can not attend, our Runner-Up will take their place. The Runner-Up will also receive 6 months of free access to our entire Muddy Color Video Library
Our Rising Stars Runner Up is…
There were so many well-deserving applicants that did not make the cut by just a vote or two, that we would like to take a moment to recognize some really notable contenders. The Honorable Mentions will also receive 3 month of free access to our entire Muddy Color Video Library
Our Rising Stars Honorable Mentions are…
We will be reaching out to all of our winners within the next day or so to work out all the specifics of their rewards. Winners should keep an eye on their inbox for pertinent information.
We are honored that so many of you took the time, and courage to submit your work! We hope you will continue to do so.
We would also like to thank our Patreon supporters, and Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, whose donations help make these scholarships possible.
And for a little more information: Spectrum Fantastic Art Live will take place this year in association with Planet Comicon Kansas City, March 29-31. SFAL will be an island of wonderful Fantastic Art surrounded by the Midwest’s largest pop-culture convention—all with the idea of growing the audience for our field while offering sales opportunities to exhibitors. AND the Spectrum 26 awards ceremony will take place March 30 at the Folly Theater. To learn more you can visit the Spectrum Live website:
Or the PlanetCC website:
Unreal! I’m incredibly honored and can barely contain my excitement! This is such an amazing opportunity, and I’m truly grateful to MC for offering it. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up, and thank you so much Muddy Colors!
Congrats to all of the winners! Very well deserved!!!
Rising star criteria 2019:
Art samples must include one of the following – Reclining woman, exposed breasts, or reclining woman with exposed breasts. Bonus points if the relining woman with exposed breasts is in monochrome with red highlight, or in a duotone analogous gradient color scheme.
All (good humored) shade at the judges aside, Congratulations to the winners!
Oh, wow, congrats, all!
I’m love love loving everyones work! if anyone else was interested Quang Tran social media is under “Ky Tran” I couldnt find him initially 🙂 https://www.artstation.com/kytranart
I have two first names. Common for Vietnamese people.
A sincere thanks for the mention and congratulations to the winners!
It’s an honor to be mentioned! It’s a beautiful spread of art up there.
I go by Ky Tran so if you’d like to find more of my work check out my art station or website.