My sincere thanks to everyone who submitted their artwork for the first “You Be The Judge” art contest. It’s such an honor to be able to view all of the beautiful artwork that I received and I just want to thank each one of you for your willingness to share your work with others.

I said in my initial blog that I would be choosing ten paintings for this week, but had a very difficult time narrowing it down to that number. So, instead, I have included one extra, making it a total of eleven paintings.

With so many great entries, it’s going to be difficult to choose your favorite, but now it’s up to you. Each of the paintings is displayed with the artist’s name, title, size and medium, along with an assigned number at the bottom. The order in which the paintings are displayed is an exact match to those that are shown in the voting box at the bottom of the blog. Once you’ve decided which painting to vote for, simply click your choice and then press the “CLICK HERE TO VOTE” button at the bottom. Only one vote per computer is allowed, so make it count! The winner will be announced next week on November 8, 2011.

Contest #2 is now open for those who want to submit their artwork. Click here for information about how to enter. Just be sure to title your email as “Art Contest #2”. Artists who entered their work for Contest #1 are also allowed to enter this contest as well. The deadline for entering Contest #2 is Monday, November 7, 2011.

Thank you, again, for your participation!