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Tony Murray

4 Years Ago

Here Are The Winners!

Hey everyone! Want to win an award? Or, better yet, want to nominate someone for an award? The Artistic Merit Award (also known as the Tony award) is getting a new start and you can be part of it! This link will show you how: https://ourartsmagazine.com/tony-award-nominations Join an elite list of almost 50 artists worldwide who have shared in this event.

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Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

:-) I loved winning the original. All the way to UK it flew!! Awesome

I used the fact I won it on a site the other day when they asked about awards won!

 

Carmen Hathaway

4 Years Ago

 

And to mid-western Canada! Abbie -- when you can -- could you please restore the link from your Page #3 of previous winners -- mine goes to an old page that I closed long ago.

Thanks :)



 

Roger Swezey

4 Years Ago

The awesome honor of becoming a recipient of the Tony Award, came at a very low time in my life, losing my house (Super Storm Sandy) and dealing with the initial hole in my head.

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By the way, did I miss something?....Doesn't the current recipient still choose the next award winner?

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

It's slightly changed now, Roger, due to some things behind the scenes.

This way we get to keep an eye on it and where it's going

I'll do that shortly Carmen

 

Tony Murray

4 Years Ago

Yes Roger in a way they do. They can nominate and choose that person once they are "in the system"

 

Lise Winne

4 Years Ago

I noticed you have to have their e-mail and I don't.

My pick is Victor Molev: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/victor-molev.html?tab=artworkgalleries

One of his pieces:

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Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

Please use the website Tony linked to. :-)

I do not understand this... " noticed you have to have their e-mail and I don't. "

 

VIVA Anderson

4 Years Ago

Abbie, on the Nomination page at the link to nominate form, it asks the nominator for the email of their chosen nominee.....and we
usually don't have people's emails, just the Contact on their profile page, not their personal email.

Thanks all involved. This is a beautiful award and so far, all recipients are so deserving of their Wins.
I'm going to think long about if/who I might nominate.

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

It should say, if you have it

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

It says

Do you have their email? Please place here if yes.

And you don't have to fill that part out........

 

Michael Hoard

4 Years Ago

Great seeing everyone, Tony, Carmen, Roger so glad of your recovery and you are doing ok, hello Abbie, Lise, VIVA, I am sorry to hear Susan is not feeling well. I for one was floored when nominated and received the award. I pretty much shared it with the entire City of New Orleans then sent it to Susan who also was in shock. I was so humbled and an honor to be part of a great tradition here at Fine Art America. Thanks Tony for re-posting I had wondered what became of the award since Susan had received the award last. I had been so busy with client projects had not been in the limelight of things here in the discussions......I hope Susan is doing better, I miss seeing her around....

The link Tony provided above I visited that site about two weeks ago or so, I followed a link from Kathy McCullen a link about writing, I just glanced and left, is this site the site Abbie designed its beautiful!!! Can any Fine Art America member join that site? Is there a fee associated? I did find the revision pages 1,2,3 and 4 all about The Tony Award II. Thank you for sharing and including the images I took of The Tony Award II while it was visiting New Orleans, LA I still get inquiries sentiments pertaining to the beautiful design of the award Tony Created and introduced.

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

Yes, anyone may join

 

Michael Hoard

4 Years Ago

Hello Abbie, it is an informative and beautiful designed web site....congratulations, wow, wow, wow.

 

Shana Rowe Jackson

4 Years Ago

Just looking back on the list of previous winners, makes me feel nostalgic. Some are still here, some come in and out but aren't around as much, and some are sadly no longer with us. Seeing Hal on there was sort of surreal. It's a unique kind of community here at FAA, and it's great to be a part of.

Also, I agree with Michael, your site is looking great Abbie!

 

Lois Bryan

4 Years Ago

Abbie the magazine looks awesome. I was about to hop in and comment around but I'm on the wrong computer and out of town, so nowhere near my spiral notebook with the passwords. If anything happens to that notebook, I'm toast. Agree with Shana about looking over the names ... the creme de al creme for sure.

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

Thank you :-)

 

Chance Kafka

4 Years Ago

I was going to check out the magazine but it's blocked by the work network

I wonder why :(

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

BLOCKED??? There is no nudity :-O

 

Chance Kafka

4 Years Ago

I don't know! I can get onto things like YouTube and even Facebook. They do block nudity, games, or sites without the right SSL certificates. Not sure what else. thought you might like to be aware though!

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

Yes, thank you. It may be the SSL although it's secure

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

Just received a great nomination :-)

 

Mike Breau

4 Years Ago

Abbie.

Confused by this statement;
Nominee - Who is it you think should receive the Tony Award? Please note they must be aware you are nominating them. *

No problem letting it go for vetting by whoever decides, but we have to tell the INDIVIDUAL we are nominating them??
Why do we need to let them know we are nominating them.
I feel several are deserving, yet one particularly stands predominant in my mind.
Do I have to contact that person to let him or her know. If so, why?

Whenever I was nominated for special group features, I was informed by the group administrator.
It was always an honor and a surprise, and I wholeheartedly appreciated the person nominating me;however,
I would have felt awkward if someone had emailed telling me they were going to do so, like they needed my permission...

Am I missing something here?

 

Tony Murray

4 Years Ago

Mike, The reason this is being done is so that the "Potential" recipient is on board with passing it along. For example you might nominate a person who may not necessarily be OK with receiving it or be able to ship the award to the next recipient. In that case you would nominate someone else. The current holder (to be announced in a few weeks) will be able to look at the potential list of nominees and be assured the award will be appreciated as well as moved along to the next person. It's slightly more complex than in the past but this is the result of unforeseen issues and loss of the first award. If you are feeling especially humble, you can also nominate yourself.

 

Abbie Shores

4 Years Ago

We will never tell

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Mike Breau

4 Years Ago

Thank you Tony and Abbie!

So So Happy for those so honored but respectfully don't feel I would hardly come close to those that I feel are most deserving.
I informed my nominee and await a reply.

Hopefully it will be accepted so I can start filling out the form properly!

 

Lori Pittenger

1 Month Ago

Thank you Michael, Ann and John, I appreciate it!

 

Lori Pittenger

28 Days Ago

Haven’t received the Tony award in the mail yet, but am looking forward to it! Thanks again to Nancy Merkle for nominating me for this wonderful award for February 2024!!

 

Lois Bryan

28 Days Ago

Happiest of congratulations, Lori … what a joy to go through your portfolio just now and fall in love all over again with so many beautiful works of art!!!!! Impossible to choose just one … so … here are a couple!!! Enjoy your special month, Lori!!!! YAY!!!!!



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Joy McAdams

27 Days Ago

Congratulations Lori! What a wonderful honor to be the recipient not just once but twice! Well deserved!

This work has always been a favorite of mine.





 

Lori Pittenger

27 Days Ago

Thank you Lois and Joy, I appreciate your kind words and shares!

The Tony has arrived safely and I am enjoying the re-visit. I was amazed to view the scroll FULL of signatures, front and back, from all the previous recipients!
This is truly a special award!

 

Carmen Hathaway

26 Days Ago

 

Congratulations Lori — your passionate visions always inspire!
 
 

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Lori Pittenger

26 Days Ago

Thank you Carmen, I appreciate it!

 

Lori Pittenger

3 Days Ago


The “Tony” artistic merit award has traveled around the United States, Canada and abroad touching many artists, giving recognition to them, and lifting spirits for 4 + years. Another “Tony” prior to that as well for several years, that one was unfortunately lost. Nominees are selected as the spirit of the award guides, and it flows as it will. This award, though not backed much by FAA with anything, boosts artists through their peers nominating and promoting them with comments and shares. It’s important and has lasting value!

I would like to take this opportunity to bring the award full circle and return its beauty, not only in design and structure but in concept, to its creator, Tony Murray! A superb artist, sculptor, and human being who exemplifies a winner! One who creates passionately, gives without expectation, and receives humbly.

Perhaps FAA could recognize Tony Murray’s “Tony” award with the ‘winners’ thread’ remaining sticky for the month of March so that everyone could see and have a chance to congratulate and thank Tony?
Well, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Thanks Abbie :-)

Congratulations Tony and thank you for creating this award and for sharing it with all of us!
Lori

Tony is home!!

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Roger Swezey

3 Days Ago

My Hero

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Tony is on the right

The fabulous painter R J Hacunda is in the middle

 

VIVA Anderson

3 Days Ago

Wonderful idea, and couldn't agree more., Lori.......a Tony for Tony........so right.
Thanks, Roger, for that photo, especially, Takes me back to the camaraderie of the 'good old days', each, all three, so special to me,
our shared memories. :)V

 

Tony Murray

3 Days Ago

Thanks Lori! I am a bit overwhelmed. To see all the signatures on the scroll and to be a recipient along with all these these great artists and people is a humbling experience. Thanks Roger and Viva! Early pioneers of discussion and comradery
It’s seems very surreal to me.

 

Roger Swezey

3 Days Ago

Tony's totally individual, iconic sculptures has always caused me to stop and think

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VIVA Anderson

3 Days Ago

And, your Scratchboards! Big Favs, my Friend 🙏
always minimal, concise,

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Laurie's Intuitive

3 Days Ago

Congratulations Tony on your well deserved award! Congratulations to all the recipients I might have missed wishing a congrats to with receiving this award prior to Tony!

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Kathy K McClellan

2 Days Ago

Fabulous choice Lori.

Congratulations Tony!

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MM Anderson

2 Days Ago

Congratulations Tony!

 

Tony Murray

1 Day Ago

Thanks Laurie, Kathy and MM!

 

Drew

1 Day Ago

The first will be last and the last will be first.
It's about time !

May your journey always be beautiful,
Drew

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Rachel Morrison

1 Day Ago

Congratulations!!



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Karen Kaspar

1 Day Ago

Congratulations Tony!

 

Angeles M Pomata

1 Day Ago

Congratulations, Tony!!

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Carmen Hathaway

1 Day Ago

 
Congrats, Tony    :)
 

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Lori Pittenger

16 Hours Ago

In agreement with Drew!

 

Tony Murray

8 Hours Ago

Drew, Rachel, Karen, Angeles, Carmen, And Lori! Thank you all for the kind words.

 

Roger Swezey

7 Hours Ago

Going back 16 years, when FAA was a far different kettle of fish.

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Lois Bryan

7 Hours Ago

An exquisitely written tribute by our gracious Lori Pittinger introduces us to the talented "father" of our Tony award!

Happiest of congratulations, Tony, you certainly deserve a place in the winner's circle among all!!!!! May you enjoy your month in the spotlight to the very fullest!!!

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Lucia Waterson

1 Hour Ago

Many congratulations Tony! (And sorry Lori and maybe others if I missed yours!)
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