MinXus Solar Festival Showcase: Winning submissions to the Can YOU Draw the Mink? Contest

As part of Solar Festival 2012, MinXus-Lynxus sponsored the Can YOU Draw the Mink? FREE Famous Artist Talent Scout Contest. The competition was open to artists of all levels of ability and skill. They were asked to base their work on this stunning piece of antique taxidermy (artwork in its own right) on exhibit in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA:

Submissions poured in from all corners of the globe and were accepted until August 1, 2012. Our esteemed judges selected the works below that represent the attainment of the ideal in various facets of MinXus-Lynxus. Among the prizes and honors that will be heaped upon the winners, they have been named to the Order of the Tangerine Mink by MinXus-Lynxus. Without further discussion, here are the winners of the “Can YOU Draw the Mink? Contest” for Solar Festival 2012:

“Untitled” by Kerri Pullo (Tucson, Arizona, USA). CATEGORY: Red MinXus

“Such an honor….oh my! First and Foremost, I must thank The Second Chakra for giving me the power to create a Mink worthy of such MinXus-Lynxus distinction. I must also thank the Karmic Connection for obvious reasons, and finally, the Martha Stuart School of Asemic Wallpaper for their unconditional acceptance and support. Am I out of time? Ok….and also, uhmmm, thank you to all my fans and supporters…you keep me waking up each and every day! Goodnight, thank you, oh my, ok, goodnight!” – Kerri Pullo

To Japan from Finland - Minx mail from Carina Granlund

Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finalnd). CATEGORY: Red MinXus.

Mink stamp by KDJ (Orlando, Florida, USA). CATEGORY: MinXus stamps

“Untitled #1″ byDharmaDaDa Erni Baer (Hamburg, Germany). CATEGORY: DaDa MinXus

“Untitled #2″ by DharmaDaDa Erni Baer (Hamburg, Germany). CATEGORY: Street MinXus

“Erni Runs the Vozoo Down” by DharmaDaDa Erni Baer (Hamburg, Germany). CATEGORY: Experimental MinXus

“I agree with the opinion this being a great collection. So much fun to look at it!” – Erni Baer


“Vegan not Mink” by Diane Keys (Elgin Illinois, USA). CATEGORY: ideo-MinXus


“Beady-Eye Mink Vispo” by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA). CATEGORY: MinXus vispo


“Mink’s Night out on the Town” – by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA). CATEGORY: Mink paws

“I can’t believe I finally won something!! I look forward to putting this on my resume. Thank you for helping me realize that I DO in fact know how to draw.” – Diane Keys

“Untitled” by Not Hi Ng (San Pablo, California) – CATEGORY: Conceptual MinXus

“Can You Spell the Mink?” by Marie Wintzer (Saitama, Japan) CATEGORY: MinXus visual poetry

“The other day I had a vision about the 33rd Death of MinXus. Now I understand.” – Marie Wintzer

“Raisin in the sun Mink” by Dark wall (New York, USA) CATEGORY: MinXus cerealism

Many thanks to all who participated.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minkrancher
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 02:58:42

    Gosh durn it Dw! You let a ringer through. Who in Sam hell is Marie Pincer?


  2. minxuslynxus
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 04:14:42

    If success could fly this would be a flying success.


  3. minkrancher
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 09:16:33

    What’s the saying about pigs having wings?


  4. Minkoo
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 22:53:08

    Quand les poules auront des dents


  5. minkrancher
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 23:05:19

    I dont reckon I know where the dents come from Empress. I do remember where the flyin pigs come from. Dw was all took up with Alice & the White Rabbit & that fella Lewis Carroll wrote somethin like

    The time has come the Walrus said to talk of many things
    Of ships & shoes and ceiling wax, of cabbages & kings
    And why the ocean’s boiling hot and whether pigs have wings

    I think we’ve covered this ground afore.


  6. minxuslinxus
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 23:28:51

    The dents come from the chicken. It’s all their fault.


  7. minkrancher
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 00:58:06

    Some fella from England wearin a combat helmet & a ballet dress over there at the Trade Union just ordered a bunch o’ Mink Ranch souvenirs. Dw needs to get on it pronto.

    We got the big art show still comin up. But after that the tenderfoot season is winding down. We gotta come up with some things to keep the Mink Ranch goin as the price of feed is goin up. The corn crop was a bust.


  8. darkwallminxususa
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 01:02:23

    Gosh dang it Rancher. I worked all day on “The Ineffable Treasures of MinXus” & here I got this work order to fill for Ringo. Aint fair. None of it.


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