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About our 2013 Cover, by Professional Artist Dan Nelson

If you combine three parts painter, two and a half parts musician, a pound or two of inventor, and a heaping tablespoon of show-off... you just might come up with a Dan Nelson, Art Adventurer Extraordinaire. Dan made his living for decades as a freelance illustrator, winning competitions in everything from street painting to sand sculpture. At the same time he began mesmerizing audiences by producing 8-by-10-foot masterpieces in the streets and parks of Raleigh, North Carolina, his hometown.

Besides setting up his plein air easel anywhere from California to France, Dan spends much of his time doing Live Art Performances in cities large and small, painting at festivals, concerts, and fund-raisers. He has painted for the NC Symphony, the Carolina Hurricanes, IBM, Glaxo Smith Kline, and many of the major Corporations across the Triangle and beyond.

Self Portrait in Six Media
by Dan Nelson

See what mediums Dan uses in his paintings!

"Believe it or not, I used six mediums to create this self portrait. Here you will see a hart of the areas and what medium was used in each one. I had a blast creating this! Enjoy...."


Enter our Self Portrait Contest! Enter Today!

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25 Honorable Mentions:
$25 eGift Card for each honorable mention!

Winners have been selected

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for entering

Jerry's self portrait contest winners
Thank you for all the amazing entries and the wonderful support for our 1st Annual Self-Portrait Contest. What a great success, what amazing work! Due to the overwhelming amount of entries and emails we received, we will be running a Self-Portrait Contest next year.

Information available for 2014 Self Portrait Contest
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The most obvious subject in art is looking right at you in the mirror. It's the person you know best; only you know every little detail of your face. Go surreal, abstract or fantasy, draw your reflection, paint yourself... Anything goes as long as it's
creative, original, and it's you! Media of your choice.

No purchase necessary to enter. Certain restrictions and rules apply, see below for more details.

April 1st, 2013. Voting Ends April 11th. Winners announced April 15th, 2013. Spread the word & share, plus get your votes in! Jerry's reserves the rigth to change the voting set up and details at any time

Jerry's Self Portrait Contest is open to US Residents only. Not available where prohibited by law. All prizes exclude employees of Jerry's Artarama Management Corporation, its respective
parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies and advertising and promotion agencies, and the families and/or household members of each of the above. Entrants must be 13 years of age or older. Entries are limited to one per person and one per email address per Self Portrait Contest.


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