The $500 monochrome grand prize went to Seascape, an imaginative and meticulously detailed white-on-black undersea fantasy by Deborah Burgess, 32, of Lorton, Virginia. Both grand prize winners also receive three choices of ST programs from the Antic Catalog and three more from the Batteries Included product line, plus one-year subscriptions to Antic and START, the ST quarterly from Antic Publishing.
We received over 100 disk entries in the $2,000 DEGAS Art Competition sponsored by Antic and Batteries Included. We were very pleased by the professional quality of the winning artwork- but we weren't surprised. We knew that Antic readers could do great things when they had Batteries Included's DEGAS painting program and the Atari 520ST to work with. Most entries took advantage of the ST's 16-color palette in low resolution. However, the color grand prize winner was one of the few screens submitted in four-color medium resolution mode. Antic's judges awarded the $500 prize to Darrel Anderson, 32, of Colorado Springs for Stoneage, in recognition of this picture's elegantly detailed control of texture and shading as well as the creative originality of the composition.
Each of the five runner-ups listed below wins one choice of ST software
from the Antic Catalog and one choice from Batteries Included plus one-year
Antic subscriptions to Antic and START.
A wildly-imaginative surrealistic dog by Rick "Bindu" McGonigle, 28, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
A lifelike, finely textured, piece by Judy Wyckoff, 25, of Bloomington, Minnesota.
The only monochrome runner-up, a richly detailed illustration that seemed to reveal more comic touches every time we looked at it. From Steve Rehrauer, 25, of Sutton, Massachusetts.
A colorful, energetic cityscape by Parker McGee and Virginia Neuman of Fillmore, California.
A delicately traditional floral still-life by Kathy Birch, 24, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.