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Tony Murray

2 Years Ago

Here Are The Winners!

Hey everyone! Want to win an award? Or, better yet, want to nominate someone for an award? The Artistic Merit Award (also known as the Tony award) is getting a new start and you can be part of it! This link will show you how: https://ourartsmagazine.com/tony-award-nominations Join an elite list of almost 50 artists worldwide who have shared in this event.

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Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

:-) I loved winning the original. All the way to UK it flew!! Awesome

I used the fact I won it on a site the other day when they asked about awards won!

 

Carmen Hathaway

2 Years Ago

 

And to mid-western Canada! Abbie -- when you can -- could you please restore the link from your Page #3 of previous winners -- mine goes to an old page that I closed long ago.

Thanks :)



 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

The awesome honor of becoming a recipient of the Tony Award, came at a very low time in my life, losing my house (Super Storm Sandy) and dealing with the initial hole in my head.

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By the way, did I miss something?....Doesn't the current recipient still choose the next award winner?

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

It's slightly changed now, Roger, due to some things behind the scenes.

This way we get to keep an eye on it and where it's going

I'll do that shortly Carmen

 

Tony Murray

2 Years Ago

Yes Roger in a way they do. They can nominate and choose that person once they are "in the system"

 

Lise Winne

2 Years Ago

I noticed you have to have their e-mail and I don't.

My pick is Victor Molev: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/victor-molev.html?tab=artworkgalleries

One of his pieces:

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Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

Please use the website Tony linked to. :-)

I do not understand this... " noticed you have to have their e-mail and I don't. "

 

VIVA Anderson

2 Years Ago

Abbie, on the Nomination page at the link to nominate form, it asks the nominator for the email of their chosen nominee.....and we
usually don't have people's emails, just the Contact on their profile page, not their personal email.

Thanks all involved. This is a beautiful award and so far, all recipients are so deserving of their Wins.
I'm going to think long about if/who I might nominate.

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

It should say, if you have it

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

It says

Do you have their email? Please place here if yes.

And you don't have to fill that part out........

 

Michael Hoard

2 Years Ago

Great seeing everyone, Tony, Carmen, Roger so glad of your recovery and you are doing ok, hello Abbie, Lise, VIVA, I am sorry to hear Susan is not feeling well. I for one was floored when nominated and received the award. I pretty much shared it with the entire City of New Orleans then sent it to Susan who also was in shock. I was so humbled and an honor to be part of a great tradition here at Fine Art America. Thanks Tony for re-posting I had wondered what became of the award since Susan had received the award last. I had been so busy with client projects had not been in the limelight of things here in the discussions......I hope Susan is doing better, I miss seeing her around....

The link Tony provided above I visited that site about two weeks ago or so, I followed a link from Kathy McCullen a link about writing, I just glanced and left, is this site the site Abbie designed its beautiful!!! Can any Fine Art America member join that site? Is there a fee associated? I did find the revision pages 1,2,3 and 4 all about The Tony Award II. Thank you for sharing and including the images I took of The Tony Award II while it was visiting New Orleans, LA I still get inquiries sentiments pertaining to the beautiful design of the award Tony Created and introduced.

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

Yes, anyone may join

 

Michael Hoard

2 Years Ago

Hello Abbie, it is an informative and beautiful designed web site....congratulations, wow, wow, wow.

 

Shana Rowe Jackson

2 Years Ago

Just looking back on the list of previous winners, makes me feel nostalgic. Some are still here, some come in and out but aren't around as much, and some are sadly no longer with us. Seeing Hal on there was sort of surreal. It's a unique kind of community here at FAA, and it's great to be a part of.

Also, I agree with Michael, your site is looking great Abbie!

 

Lois Bryan

2 Years Ago

Abbie the magazine looks awesome. I was about to hop in and comment around but I'm on the wrong computer and out of town, so nowhere near my spiral notebook with the passwords. If anything happens to that notebook, I'm toast. Agree with Shana about looking over the names ... the creme de al creme for sure.

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

Thank you :-)

 

Chance Kafka

2 Years Ago

I was going to check out the magazine but it's blocked by the work network

I wonder why :(

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

BLOCKED??? There is no nudity :-O

 

Chance Kafka

2 Years Ago

I don't know! I can get onto things like YouTube and even Facebook. They do block nudity, games, or sites without the right SSL certificates. Not sure what else. thought you might like to be aware though!

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

Yes, thank you. It may be the SSL although it's secure

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

Just received a great nomination :-)

 

Mike Breau

2 Years Ago

Abbie.

Confused by this statement;
Nominee - Who is it you think should receive the Tony Award? Please note they must be aware you are nominating them. *

No problem letting it go for vetting by whoever decides, but we have to tell the INDIVIDUAL we are nominating them??
Why do we need to let them know we are nominating them.
I feel several are deserving, yet one particularly stands predominant in my mind.
Do I have to contact that person to let him or her know. If so, why?

Whenever I was nominated for special group features, I was informed by the group administrator.
It was always an honor and a surprise, and I wholeheartedly appreciated the person nominating me;however,
I would have felt awkward if someone had emailed telling me they were going to do so, like they needed my permission...

Am I missing something here?

 

Tony Murray

2 Years Ago

Mike, The reason this is being done is so that the "Potential" recipient is on board with passing it along. For example you might nominate a person who may not necessarily be OK with receiving it or be able to ship the award to the next recipient. In that case you would nominate someone else. The current holder (to be announced in a few weeks) will be able to look at the potential list of nominees and be assured the award will be appreciated as well as moved along to the next person. It's slightly more complex than in the past but this is the result of unforeseen issues and loss of the first award. If you are feeling especially humble, you can also nominate yourself.

 

Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

We will never tell

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Mike Breau

2 Years Ago

Thank you Tony and Abbie!

So So Happy for those so honored but respectfully don't feel I would hardly come close to those that I feel are most deserving.
I informed my nominee and await a reply.

Hopefully it will be accepted so I can start filling out the form properly!

 

Mary Bedy

1 Month Ago

This is really lovely:

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Janine Riley

1 Month Ago

Congrats. to you DJ !

So many wonderful captures to wander through - but how many views could be more lovely than a covered bridge in Autumn . Wall Art

 

DJ Florek

1 Month Ago

Hear yee hear yee... Here is the announcement for the next recipient of the FAA Artistic Merit Award. For July, 2021... Congratulations Marvin Spates https://pixels.com/profiles/marvin-spates

As you will see, Marvin has been at this for over 30 years. His work is exceptional and his vision is splendid. Please read his wonderful descriptions as you page through his collections. Especially the beach scenes... they are my favorites. I've followed Marvin for some time and as a person who has been to the Tampa St. Pete area more then a few times, I can attest that Marvin's photography enraptures the vibe of western Florida in a most unique and peaceable way. Not to underestimate those other works and captures from his travels... Outstanding they are. Some of those NY and Philly shots astound the senses.

Please join us in celebrating our 69th recipient of the FAA Artistic Merit Award aka “Tony Award” and take some time to browse through Marvin's wonderful collections. And not too many repeats of exposures and captures either. Such a pleasureful gallery to enjoy.

Many congrats are in order... Congratulations Marvin !

 

DJ Florek

1 Month Ago

Yes as I mentioned.. I love Marvin's Beach scenes.. But how bout this Boat House Row shot from Philly. Ya gotta love the Chanel 6 Zoo balloon.

 

DJ Florek

1 Month Ago

Can't ya just feel some of the softest sand on the planet... Nice atmosphere

 

Janet Marie

1 Month Ago

Wow, Dave that was quick. It’s still June. Well it looks like Marvin will get to have a lot of bonus time with the Tony Award. Good for him. Great choice and well deserved. He was one of my first followers and supporters of work when I joined FAA. I love Marvin and his work.

Congratulations Marvin for being the July 2021 recipient of the “TONY AWARD!”

Marvin’s photographs have some MARVELoUS clouds in his work.

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I love his transportation gallery!

 

Val Arie

1 Month Ago

Congratulations Marvin!

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DJ Florek

1 Month Ago

Tony's visit to S. Bethlehem...
FAA Artistic Merit Award aka “Tony Award”. The award was started by FAA artist Tony Murray in 2008 and is also known as the Tony Award, and then supported by Abbie Shores who is one of the managers at FAA. It is a way to recognize artists of all genres for their work. I was the 68th recipient of the award. I had it for the month of June 2021 paid forward to me via Jane, A wonderful and talented artist. And now I pay it forward to Marvin Spates the 69th recipient. Here is the "TONY" enjoying it's last days in South Bethlehem Pennsylvania before being packed up to arrive in Beautiful Florida... Congratz Marvin, Hopefully be seeing Tony in that amazing Siesta Key sand.

Oh BTW... I will post still have some pics of Tony in this collection,
https://pixels.com/profiles/dave-florek?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=911071

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DJ Florek

1 Month Ago

Congratz Marvin...
I mean WOW... Ain't this just grand,
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MM Anderson

1 Month Ago

I'm afraid I haven't kept up lately. Congratulations DJ and Marvin! I'll go comment on some of both of your images right now.

 

Laurie's Intuitive

1 Month Ago

Congratulations Marvin!
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Janet Marie

1 Month Ago

Well MARVIN SPATES, it is now your time to shine, since you have been announced as the next recipient for this special award. Congratulations once again!

It is with great pleasure and admiration to choose these beautiful pieces from your gallery. You know how I love clouds, aka the cloud whisperer, and you have some gorgeous photography showcasing their awesome presence.



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I had to sneak in ''Doorway Light'' as I love shooting through the trees. As though you are looking into some secret world. Stunning!

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Marvin Spates

1 Month Ago

Hi everyone!!! I want to thank DJ for choosing me to be the recipient of the "Tony" award!!! It is a real unexpected delight!!! I appreciate all of the congrats and beautiful comments about my photography!!! Thank you all so much!!!

 

Marvin Spates

1 Month Ago


Thanks everyone!!!

 

Janice Drew

1 Month Ago

Congratulations, Marvin. Well deserved honor.

As a fellow beachcomber, I fell in love with this seashell image.

 

Kathy K McClellan

1 Month Ago

Congratulations Marvin!

What a treat to look through your work.

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Kathy K McClellan

27 Days Ago

I have never felt lonely at the beach, even when there was no one in sight. But your title fits this image perfectly!

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Janice Drew

27 Days Ago

Gorgeous fall colors!

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Kathy K McClellan

23 Days Ago

Such a dramatic Black & White. Nice work Marvin.

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Mary Bedy

22 Days Ago

Congratulations, Marvin!

This is lovely:

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Mona Edulesco

22 Days Ago

Congratulations DJ and Congratulations Marvin for being the recipients of the FAA Artistic Merit Award aka Tony Award!!! :)

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Laurel Adams

14 Days Ago

CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME , DJ and MARVIN on your Being awarded the FAA TONY.

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Kathy K McClellan

9 Days Ago

Marvin,

Don't forget to sign the scroll! Looking forward to some Tony Sculpture Photos from you!

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Kathy K McClellan

23 Hours Ago

Waiting to see your Tony photos Marvin and hear who you've chosen to receive the Tony next!

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VIVA Anderson

23 Hours Ago

WELCOME, to 'the fold', ............MARVIN and DJ ..................oioioy/DJ ! good on ya!

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Wonder-ful! Marvin:

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Lois Bryan

22 Hours Ago

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Happiest congratulations Marvin!!!!!!!!!

 

Lois Bryan

22 Hours Ago

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sooo darling!!

 

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