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#antibullying art: Don’t Stand By, Stand Up

October 16th, 2014 by Nikki Smith

Don't stand by...STAND UP (#antibullying poster)

Created for an anti-bullying campaign.  “Don’t stand by…STAND UP.”  Bystanders can end bullying by standing up and speaking out.  Be an #upstander and help someone who needs a friend today.

I’m #antibullying.  Are you?

Copyright Nikki Smith of BookSmithStudio.com, with thanks to photographer Mark Roy.

Social sharing ENCOURAGED! Educators: contact me for a free digital download of this poster for your school.

Spread the word and let’s help create bully-free schools today!

#antibullying  –  #standup

Selective Color Competition Results

March 30th, 2012 by Nikki Smith

I recently hosted a competition on Selective Color Photos.  There were some amazing entries and very talented photographers!  Votes were open to the public.  Below are the contest winners, honorable mentions and host’s choice awards:

Photography Prints
1st place – Red Rollers by Shane Bechler

Photography Prints2nd place – Puma by Miso Jovicic

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3rd place – Giant Fern in the Stairs by Daniel Furon

Honorable Mentions:

Photography Prints4th place – Jill by Jerry Cordeiro

Orange Dinghy by Dale Ford5th place – Orange Dinghy by Dale Ford


Host’s Choice Awards:

Behind Blue Eyes by Mo T
Hard Luck by Elizabeth Hart
Art PrintsPhotography Prints
Photography Prints
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Photography Prints

These are just a sampling of some of the amazing images in the contest.  You can see the top finishers here and all of the entries here.  Congratulations everyone!

Contest Finalists – Swirls & Twirls

January 15th, 2012 by Nikki Smith

Sweet!  It’s nice to check my inbox and see an uplifting message amidst all of my junk mail.  This morning I learned that two of my images tied for third place in a competition at Fine Art America.  How cool!  Without further ado, here they are:

Fine Art Competition Finalist
Fine Art Competition Finalist

The theme of the competition was “Swirls and Twirls.” My favorite piece by a different artist in the competition is this one:

Art Prints

Here is what the contest administrator had to say: “Congrats to you all! Beautiful images! We had 16 pages of entries…AMAZING! Everythig, and I am so serious, everything…was so neat and beautiful and different. What a talanted group of artists! Thank you all so much of taking part in it!”

This is a good way to start the day… 🙂

Giveaway Winner – Lynn of Envision It Glass in Bryan, Texas

December 3rd, 2011 by Nikki Smith

Congratulations to winner Lynn of Envision It Glass in Bryan, Texas!  Lynn won an 8″ x 8″ glossy print of a Wee Planet from my gallery as a thank-you for helping me celebrate the recent publication of my artwork in The Eagle.  Lynn chose Wee Planet Historic Downtown Bryan (shown below):

This artwork was a finalist in the 2011 International “On the Street Where You Live” competition sponsored by Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, and was subsequently published in the Sept/Oct issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.

This planet is also available for purchase as a framed fine art print or stretched canvas in sizes up to 40″ x 40″ on my new shop, http://nikkimarie-smith.fineartamerica.com

The close-up below also makes for striking wall art:

Congratulations again to Lynn!  I hope you get as much enjoyment from this artwork as I did in creating it!

Planet “Wee Viking Football” (and a Giveaway)

November 3rd, 2011 by Nikki Smith

It’s ready!  Below is my latest Wee Planet creation: Wee Viking Football!

This planet joins my ongoing series of local Bryan/College Station Wee Planets.  The Bryan High School’s stadium turned into a very cool (and very athletic) planet.  I like to work on a large scale, so this planet is over three feet square, too!  If you would like to learn more about how I create Wee Planets from 360 degree panoramas, check out my Wee Planet tutorial here.

If you live near Bryan/College Station, Texas, be sure to check out the November 6th Sunday edition of The Eagle.  I am honored that they will be featuring my Wee Planet artwork.  So to celebrate, I’m giving away an 8″ x 8″ glossy print of a local Wee Planet!  (See my Wee Planet gallery here.)  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post or on the Wee Planet tutorial post.  (Or Share, Digg, Tweet or Like it and let me know!)  Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win!  I’ll announce the winner at the end of the month.  (And if there are a lot of entries, I’ll add an extra planet print or two…)