The 2023 Art Crawl kicks off on Monday 30 January, and with thousands of entries to consider, our judges have their work cut out for them. Before we crown our Creative Champions, we want to thank everyone who participated this year. From the looters who sent upvotes from the shadows to the artists who took the plunge and shared your work with the world, you all played a part in making this possible.
If you were one of the daring creatives who took the leap, we hope you enjoy the shiny new Art Crawl Trophy! you earned it. Like last year, our judges were tasked with choosing three winners – 1 grand prize of $100 for the Imgur Store and 2 prizes of Imgur Emeralds and Stickers for the runner-up. With thousands of submissions, it was still an extremely difficult task to choose just three. our judges this year were evilcat creation, the9mmAnd gleeful joy, Without further ado, let’s see what they chose!
First up, we have the likes of Sly Evilcat Creations.
Evilcat’s first location is a collection of pieces in a peculiar style that looks almost embroidered, @patrickbatesThe style caught our judge’s eye, he called it “whimsical” and added, “I’m stoked to find them now.”
Tominator’s Mouse inspired by Studio Ghibli was a “one-of-a-kind masterpiece that took me completely awestruck.” according to our judge.
of the fair live images Praised as “nothing short of remarkable to watch” and “truly stunning work that draws you in for a closer look”. Great job, both of you!
Next, we have our Foil Print Pro @joycejoyfuljoyness‘ chooses.
his first choice is a antique wood carving Almost indistinguishable from a real tomato plant. made by imgurion @acadianmushroomsAccording to Judge Joyce, the piece is “simply stunning, perfectly rendered, and looks vibrant and tasteful.”
second place painting Our judge “Captured the right emotion, impressed with the right texture and perfect composition. Such a quiet and tender moment was rendered flawlessly with the pastel’s fuzzy edges.”
honeycat’s topiary Won first prize at a local event, and here on Imgur, our judges “were in awe of this lovely living creation. It’s whimsical, magical and wonderful.
Last but not least, we have Imgurian artisan selections @the9mm,
our first pick was a random find, After making the borders of a painting bright red, the Imgurians @claireleetartist Noticed a nice backlight effect on a white wall. This impressed our judges, who had this to say: “I can’t stop thinking about this work. You can also see pink peeking through in the waves and parts of the sky, which ties the pink “glow” throughout the piece. Quite different in a great way!”
embroidery enthused our judge, who “loved the expressiveness and optical mixing of green and blue to achieve a fur-like end result” and thought “the color palette was expertly chosen and well-planned and well-crafted.” Was kind of lit. Amazing work, really!
Our final judge selection was an underdog that “went wildly unnoticed” and featured “beautiful brushwork and an overlaying of colours”. The skill on display was impressive, and our judges “really loved the optical blending in this and the use of oversaturated colors to separate textures.”
Congratulations to our winners! You all have created something amazing and worthy of praise.
On behalf of everyone on the Imgur team, thank you all for participating in the 2023 Imgur Art Crawl. We are continually impressed by your collective ingenuity, creativity and imagination. Special thanks to our judges for taking the time and doing the impossible task of choosing our winners. If you want to see some great art you probably missed, check out Tags Here,
The Art Crawl will return in 2024.