Last Thursday evening, Applied Arts held their first annual AACE Awards in Toronto. I was nominated (and won!) the Illustration category for my Muppets Electric Mayhem series.
The AACE Awards will highlight the very best of the best in each discipline. All entries will be judged as usual by our panels of experienced professionals, with the winners beautifully reproduced in the various Applied Arts Awards Annuals. But at the same time, the judges will vote on the overall winner of each program. Their scores will be discreetly tabulated and kept under wraps until the gala AACE Awards Ceremony.
The event was held at the beautiful venue of Artscape Wychwood Barns, which was neatly decorated with all the winning entries from all six of their 2012 Awards: Photography & Illustration, Design, Advertising, Interactive and Student.
I was able to snap a few crappy pics. See below.
I didn’t realize I was a finalist until I showed up at the event; I thought everyone that was published throughout the year was a nominee!? So needless to say, I was both shocked and honored to win. Thanks Applied Arts!
BTW, Along a Long Road by Frank Viva is beautiful. I own it myself. If you haven’t seen this awesome book, check it out.