Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wonderfully Weird or Creepy October Showcase

Throughout the month of October, PCAGOE artists will be showcasing their progress exploring the theme: “Wonderfully Weird or Creepy” on the Facebook page:

This challenge will be different from those of that past. It is a non-voting challenge. It is simply to allow you to enjoy the journey of the theme with us.

Members can share photos of their works in progress as well as the finished pieces from different angles. Please feel free to comment on and share anything that speaks to you. Some of the pieces may be for sale. Others are purely an artistic exercise. Prepare to take in a month of all things wonderfully weird and creepy.


The October Challenge is moving from the blog to Facebook. It will be a non-voting showcase designed to allow you to better share your work on the theme. 

Here is how you can participate:
  1. Create something new or share something older that fits the theme "Wonderfully Weird or Creepy" - Something with a creepy weird flair (this doesn't have to be ugly). Visit the forum discussion for ideas.
  2. Add a photo of the finished piece to our Facebook page (NOT FLICKR) sometime between Oct. 1 and 10. Use the word "FINAL" in the front of your title. Feel free to link to your blog, Facebook page, or Etsy shop. 
  3. Post more pics if you want, other angles, "WIP" shots anytime in October. (You can add finished items later in October too for you procrastinators, but we will create a paid post to advertise the showcase mid-month using images labelled "Final" so get it in early to be included. 
  4. Use hashtag for the month on all photos for easy searching: For example #2016OctoberShowcase
  5. Share, share, share--both your work and the work of other artists.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 2016 Challenge winners "Owls"

Top entries selected by the public

1. Night Owl Wallhanging by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns

2. Who wants tea? by Lisa of HiGirls  

3. Starry Night Polymer Clay Owl Journal by Theresa of TheClayMonet 

Top entries selected by members

1. Night Owl Wallhanging by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns

2. Carved Owl Necklace No. 193 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet  

3. Feeling Blue Winter Owl by Marie of MarieYoungCreative 

View all of the entries:

Congratulations to the drawing winner:  Kay Earles
You get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Comments from the voters:

  • I love them all!
  • These are great! It was hard to choose!
  • Wow! These are truly amazing this month! Love all these owls, very hard to pick only 3.
  • Okay, this was such a hard decision - my gal pals went above and beyond this month!!
  • Love owls. what a great theme to pick for fall!!
  • OH NO!! You're asking me to pick the best 3??? BUT-BUT- I LOVE OWLS!! I LOVE all of them!!!
  • This is just too hard this time! They would all come home with me and join the rest of my owl collection! OH HOOT - what to do??
  • Love all the owls. Amazingly beautiful.
  • I love these misunderstood birds. They are so beatiful, strong and peaceful under a fierce expression. In ancient Greece they were considered very wise.
  • Beth Miller Petricoin-your work is always awesome!
  • I love your contests, they allow us to discover so much. It's always hard to pick up my bests though.
  • It is always difficult choice between 3 works, but this in particular is very, very difficult, all elaborate, original and well finished. I congratulate 8 craftswomen. Best regards.
  • Every entry is fabulous. I would have voted for them all if I could.
  • I LOVE all of these entries, it was so hard to choose! Fabulous textures in Arlene's & Teresa's pieces, Darling character in Marie's & Betsy's entries, Lisa's teapots are always so unique, Impressive technique and Impeccable style in Susan's Necklace, and Fantastic Whimsy (and character) in Line's wall art! Wonderful work Ladies!
  • They are all cute, hard to choose.
  • Love the unique art found. Rusty is a favorite of mine.
  • Love the night light.
  • Such great owls! It truly was hard to vote this time.
  • I wish I could vote for all the entries this month. My Mother collected owls of all kinds and I have many of them.
  • Beautiful work by everyone!
  • So much talent! Always hard to choose.