With 2487 submissions from around the globe, the 2nd annual iPhoneArt Mobile Art Grant was awarded to Carlein Van Der Beek of Holland. First runner up is Nettie Edwards of the United Kingdom, and second runner up is Cindy Patrick, of the United States. A comprehensive list of all award winners, finalists, semi-finalists and honorable mentions can be seen on the IPA Mobile Art Grant page.
In addition to revealing the winners, the grant page is an excellent “Year in Review.” For those involved in iPhoneography, it's a great place to see many of today's top artists being recognized – and for those less familiar, it provides a quick and comprehensive introduction to what is possible in the mobile arts.
Carlien will receive a $1000 grant for the development of her art, and will have her work included in Mobile LA: A 2012 Mobile Art Exhibition in Los Angeles. IPA will also publish a book that contains work by those who have emerged as the most influential mobile artists of the past year including the top 20 grant finalists.
The 20 finalists were selected by the IPA Grant Panel, and the final awardees were selected by Jane Deering, a long time gallery owner, curator, and advocate of the arts who has been showing the work of established and emerging artists in the US and Europe for over a decade.
"This was an exhilarating introduction to iPhoneography and the breadth of possibilities open to all who have a visual curiosity and are willing to explore new dimensions," says Deering. "Thank you to all the artists for their exceptional work, and to iPhoneArt for supporting this new platform!"