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2013 ARTIST of the YEAR: Sima Schloss

2014 January 10

Enter the $5 Art Contest today!HAPPY
NEW food

It is January again, and we are thrilled to be in 2014!  I am joyfully looking forward to a new year.  2013 was a year of growth for my family, my art, and for AAAD.   There were wonderful food highlights including a renewed interest in baking due the challenge of eliminating gluten from my diet.  These black bean brownies at left were a total win, even if the picture isn’t, ha.  And AAAD covered some fantastic opportunities in 2013 and even more fantastic artists.  Which leads us to our proud announcement…

This is the day
that we name the

2013 Artist of the Year!

Ignorance vs Ignorant, Mixed media, by Artist of the Year Sima Schloss!

When AAAD began in 2009, (Wow, I just occurred to me that we are starting year FIVE!)   I was determined to cover art deadlines, and more importantly, artists producing really good ART.  And, after I chose a few artists, I quickly realized that the Featured Artist program needed structure, or it would never really get done on any sort of regular basis. That is how the $5 Art Contest was born.

The Featured Artist Page was getting crowded and each post was lessening the impact of being Featured. I had to start archiving artists yearly. And, the Artist of the Year was born.

I now give all of our Featured Artists each year notice that at the end of the year, the Artist of the Year will be determined by the number of comments on their individual Featured Artist blog posts.

Congratulations to
Sima Schloss,
AAAD’s 2013 Artist of the Year

Never an Equinox, mixed media, by Artist of the Year Sima Schloss!

I followed up with Sima to find out what’s new: “Yay!! Thanks so much- Im so honored to be the winner!!! Whats going on now with my work now? Lets seeI am one of the winners of ArtAscent Magazine’s Dark Issue (December, 2013), and my work  ‘New Sheriff’ is featured on the cover!!!  I have a group show in the works coming this Spring  (details in the near future), and a collaboration in the works as well. I’m also in process of revamping my website!”

And new foods?  Are there any new tasty morsels inspiring you?  “I had the most incredible Brussels sprouts at my friends place the other night! I think I’ve only tried them a couple of times in my life, but these were outstanding. They were cooked in garlic & oil and had some incredible seasoning--I was in heaven!  I’ve also really been into red and yellow peppers as well, they are so great with labneh (an incredible lebanese dip) hummus or guacamole.” Editor’s note:  I’ve rediscovered the mini sweet peppers in my produce aisle.  They have a milder flavor and crisper texture and ROCK stirfry dishes.

I have enjoyed getting to know you, Sima.  I am inspired by your work.  It is an expression of freedom, limitless potential and self awareness.  I LOVE the work, and I’ve enjoyed forging a slow and easy friendship.  YOU were my reward for choosing to feature your WORK. Thank you, Sima, for being a highlight of the AAAD year!  Get to know Sima Schloss yourself.

Learn more about Sima Schloss, 2013 Artist of the Year!

Do you want to be the 2014 Artist of the Year?
It all starts with the $5 Art Contest.

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