Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September's Nibblefest Art Contest Theme: "Birthdays/Anniversaries"

 Happy Birthday, Nibblefest Art Contest....!

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Vicky Knowles of Wibbley World

"You say it's your birthday,
It's my birthday too, yeah.
They say it's your birthday....

Happy Birthday to you."

~lyrics from The Beatles, "Birthday"

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Tammy Gulat

The start of our next round of the  

Nibblefest Art Contest 

is just days away! 

(on the 20th)

The theme for September 2013 is

~"Birthdays/Anniversaries" ~

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Christine Streimer, of CES

So why the theme, 'Birthdays/Anniversaries', this month....?

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Vicky Knowles of Wibbley World

 Because the Nibblefest Art Contest is celebrating 


of friendly, artistic competition...!

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words...."

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Torrie Smiley

"We'll take the (birthday) cake with the red cherry on top....."
~Navjot Singh Sidhu

 For those unfamiliar with the history of the Nibblefest Art Contest, it all began back in the Fall of 2003.....  A debate had been ensuing on the eBay 'Art and Antiques' discussion board (as it was known back then), as to the advantages and disadvantages of starting art auctions with very low opening bidsAn experiment was suggested -- an art competition of sorts, friendly and fun, complete with a theme plus the fundamental resolve that all the contest entries would begin at just .99 cents, with no reserve.  As such, the Nibblefest Art Contest was 'born'..... 

That very first Nibblefest contest was hosted in September 2003, with the theme, 'Cats and Martinis", simply because these were the two most popular subjects for eBay art auctions (by self-representing artists) at the time.  The term 'Nibblefest' referred to multiple bidders gradually increasing the auction prices, one wee increment (or 'nibble' if you will) at a time.  That very first contest was a smashing success, so much so that despite the fact it was originally actually intended to be just a one-time event, the participants agreed to continue the fun, on the 20th of every month.  Who knew back then that Nibblefest would still be going strong a whole DECADE later....!

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente

 "All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, 
but not too much....." 
~George Harrison

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Vicky Knowles of Wibbley World

"Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - 
especially if it was one's own - 
brightened the world as if a second sun has risen...."
~Robert Staughton Lynd

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time....."
~Jean Paul

 So wont you join us for this month's 

Nibblefest Art Contest?

 When, starting on September 20th, artists near and far will gather via Ebay to present their own unique and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme, 


Art by Nibblefest Artist, Torrie Smiley


(Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC), the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  Hosted via Ebay, all Nibblefest art entries start at just .99 cents -- fun for artists AND collectors....! 

To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.  For complete rules please visit our NFAC Facebook Page
or check out the information on the side of this blog....)

(*Please note: The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post represent past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September's Theme!


This September marks the 10th anniversary of the Nibblefest Art Contest! In recognition of this momentous occasion, the theme for September will be “Birthdays and Anniversaries,” which is already on the official list (followed by the next few month's theme's determined by our ongoing polls on our Facebook Page)

For those of you not familiar with the history of Nibblefest, it was started in the fall of 2003 on eBay's Art & Antiques discussion board (as it was known then) by Lynn Lawson. Nibblefest was intended to be a one-time event and our theme was “Cats and Martinis” because those were the two most common subjects in eBay art auctions (by self represented artists) at that time. The term “Nibblefest” refers to multiple bidders gradually increasing the price on an auction, one increment (nibble) at a time. Everyone had so much fun with the contest that we decided to continue, little suspecting that Nibblefest would still be going strong 10 years later!

Looking forward to all the entries this month commemorating Nibblefest's 10th anniversary!