THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Art

No longer do artists have to be in a museum to have their work seen by the masses. Artists from all over now post their work on Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and a slew of other apps. Whatever their craft, be it drawing, painting, photography or something entirely different, these 12 artists proved that they have world class talent.

Nominees

finalist
Alexa Meade
Alexa Meade has expanded the idea of what a canvas can do, making “real live humans and 3D spaces l…
Blake Kathryn
Blake Kathryn took her experience growing up in “the surreal state of Florida” and combined it with…
finalist
Charlotte Love
You might say that Charlotte Love loves to animate inanimate objects, bringing foods, leaves, house…
finalist
Chris Hong
There is an old-fashioned, storybook feel to Chris Hong’s watercolor and gouache illustrations that…
finalist
Dan Hogman
There are not many architects who can claim over 50K views on YouTube, 60K likes on Facebook, 100K …
Hanksy NYC
You don’t have to “grow up” to mature as an artist, especially if you become an overnight sensation…
Jon Burgerman
Jon Burgerman raises doodling to a higher art form, with his colorful and wacky creations appearing…
Nick Misani
A self-proclaimed “minimalist obsessed with ornament,” graphic designer Nick Misani shows his love …
Penelope Gazin
Penelope Gazin didn’t set out to make a feminist point when she founded Witchsy.com, the “curated m…
finalist
Toyin Ojih Odutola
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, “To Wander Determined,”…
Vashti Harrison
Filmmaker and illustrator Vashti Harrison can now add another title to her resume: author. Respecte…
winner
Web Comic Name
When you hear someone say “oh no,” your first reaction is usually not to laugh. But in cartoonist A…