2012 Emu Egg Art Contest Winners Announced
Three Egg Art Guild Members Take Top Honors
During the American Emu Association (AEA) Convention held in July in Kansas City, Missouri, the emu egg art contest winners were chosen. Each entry, with a unique artistic style, shows the versatility of the emu egg shell. Painted, carved, etched or decorated, these works of art are beautiful to behold.
Three of the four winning decorated egg shells were created by members of the International Egg Art Guild (IEAG).
First Place went to an egg titled “The Climber” created by Nicholas A. Poleschuk, Jr, IEAG, www.PoleschukStudios.com. His egg, carved and sculpted using a high speed engraver followed by a special file to create the extremely smooth surface and sharp lines, depicts a Madagascar Mantella Laevigata Frog climbing up a leaf.
Second Place went to an egg titled “Summer’s Floral Bouquet” created by Laura Schiller, Westminster, Colorado, IEAG, www.lauraseggs.com. This exquisite egg shell was hand carved and decorated using a low speed drill, flowers and ropes made from Polymer Clay and silver curling wire.
Third Place went to two eggs that tied for this honor.
“Tulips in Michigan” was created by Satoko Kano, IEAG, http://satokokano.web.fc2.com. Vinegar etching using beeswax and immersion in plain white vinegar, repeating the procedure 6-7 times, produced a striking egg shell.
“Land of the Free” was hand painted by Mike Jorgensen, Medford, Wisconsin, [email protected] His painting of Mt Rushmore and the American flag seemed to bring the scene to life.
To see the other amazing entries in the 2012 “EGGS’travaganza” AEA Egg Art Contest, visit the website, http://www.AEAEggArtContest.com. These entries will remain online until next year’s contestants are posted, giving a full year of promotion to these artists.
The 2013 contest will take place in July and the application form will be available on the website for download early in the new year. Now is the time to start planning your entry.
The American Emu Association sponsors this contest to promote egg art in the emu industry. The public is welcome to enter their artwork and to bid on the entries either online or in person during the annual AEA Convention.
Founded in 1989, The American Emu Association is a non-profit trade association representing breeders, producers and marketers of emu meat, oil and other emu co-products. The emu industry is an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for society. For more information about the American Emu Association (AEA) or the emu industry visit http://www.aea-emu.org or call 541-332-0675.