Saturday, July 14, 2018

And the winners are...

In just a few short years, the Best Customs Contest has become one of the most highly anticipated parts of BreyerFest. This year's categories were: Best Theme, Best Custom for Performance (shown with tack and rider), Excellence in Finish Work, Most Extreme Custom and Fantasy.

The runners-up for the Portrait division were Desert Orchid...
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
and Greyhound by Cindy Evans.
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
The winner was Rachael Alexandra by Laura Skillern. Congratulations, Laura!
photo by Cindy Evans
The Performance finalists included D'Arry Jone Frank's steeplechase ponies,
photo by Heather Malone
Erika Isbell's Bristol...
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
and Allie Davidson's winning archery mount. Congratulations, Allie! 
The Finishwork contenders were Karen Zorn,
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
Nikki Button...
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
and the winner, Stephanie Blaylock.
Stephanie's model was painted during NaMoPaiMo and I am so excited to see him recognized this way. Congratulations, Stephanie!
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
Amanda Brock's giant foal... 
photo by Amanda Brock
and Monika West's Phar Lap portrait provided some stiff competition in the Most Extreme category...
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
but top honors went to Lauren Hoeffer's zebra. Congratulations, Lauren! 
photo by Amanda Brock
Last but certainly not least is fantasy.
photo by Kristen Cermele
 This class had three solid entries, including this one by Aimee Skee.
photo by Stephanie Blaylock
I really like Kristen Cermele's Aethon
But we all know who got top honors, right?
Congratulations, Kylee! 

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for summing up all the entries and winners! Congrats to everyone who was named a finalist as well as those amazing entries that won. What a competition!

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  2. All of these entries were amazing, thank you for posting all of the winners!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing the photos and the names of the artists. The creativity is beyond amazing!

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  4. Thank you for posting This! Who did the standing fantasy horse?

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    1. That would be me (Aimee Skee)! I did the Chunar Horse!

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  5. With not being at BreyerFest, having photos of the winning creations and artist posted here is the next best thing. Thank you for showing us the wonderful work by everyone!

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  6. I had a feeling Rachael Alexandra was going to take home a win! Congrats Laura! All of the customs are so gorgeous though, wow!

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  7. Major huge congrats to all of the winners!!! Every piece was stunning.

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  8. does anyone know who created the Tang Dynasty horse in the fantasy division?

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    1. Oh! That's me (Aimee Skee) I did the Chunar horse! :)

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    2. Congratulations, Aimee. He's a super nice model. It was his bad luck to compete in the Year of Takeshi!

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  9. All of the entries were so amazing this year! Congrats to all the winners!

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