The Best Artist of the Year - 2006 Edition

BTDesign is proud to announce the seventh edition of the site's annual art award.


This award was created in 2000 to celebrate the Best Artist of the Year among all the BTDesign Art Gallery Guest Artists of the Month.
BTDesign art gallery's purpose is to present every month the best international artists, winners of BTDesign Golden Art Site Award, in special exhibitions featuring some of their most representative artworks. You can visit this month's exhibitions of our Guest Artists here.
At the end of their monthly exhibitions the Gallery offers the artists a special personal page in the Permanent Section, featuring all our past Guest Artists.
The Master of 2006 award can't be directly applied for. If you're interested in participating in the current edition of this annual award please submit your art site to the BTDesign Golden Art Site Award.

The winners

All the artists who exhibited their artworks so far were officially nominated for the Master Award. Click here to meet the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 winners.

The nominees

All the artists who participate the Master of 2006 Award have won the Golden Art Site Award and will be featured monthly in our gallery during the year. If you want to know the nominees click here.

Our panel of judges

Meet our distinguished panel of evaluators. International artists, web designers, photographers, critics and gallery owners will review the nominees' sites and proclaim the Master of 2006 and best category winners in January 2007. Click here to meet our judges.

Award graphics

Click here to preview the award graphics.

Credits and Copyright notes

This award program is part of BTDesign Awards. Concept, text and layout graphics are © 2006, Barbara Tampieri, All Rights Reserved. Spanish version and Flash logos by Rocío Heredia.
All artworks displayed on these pages remain the exclusive property of the copyright owners. Unauthorized reproduction is forbidden.

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The Master of 2005 is
Felicity Rogers
The Master of 2005

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Felicity Rogers is a self-employed digital artist and 3D computer animator operating under the name of "Handbird Productions".
Felicity's background as a Magician led to her fascination with illusionary imagery. Since taking up photography her images have developed from composite printing in the darkroom, to digital manipulation in the computer.
With a passion for Surrealism, Felicity uses her digital wizardry to conjure up photographs and animated films of her magical dreamscapes.
The birth of her surreal photography was marked by a photomontage of a swan with fingers for feathers. Originally created while in high school during 1997, Swan Lake was one of the first photographs she later reproduced when making the transition from darkroom to digital. The hand-swan has recently been brought to life through 3D animation in my short film "Dream Within a Dream".
Please visit his page at BTDesign Art Gallery where you can read an an interview with her and don't forget to visit her website, where you'll find many other of her works.