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Famous Slovak Americans - 2022 Calendar Edition

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Contest Rules

Famous Slovak Americans - 2022 Calendar EditionYou are welcome to add another famous person with roots from Slovakia, who will be added to the acceptable list if a fact check finds relevant information. Below is the list of people you can choose from.

1 - Portrait or half portrait has to recognize the person

2 - I prefer full color but monochrome with exceptional quality are also welcome

3 - No enhanced photography or digital manipulation, will be removed without warning.

4 - If possible, please paint or have artwork cropped to square format

Below is a list of acceptable people for the contest. Contact me if you know someone else, who you would like to paint, will gladly add this person after fact check.



Jon Bon Jovi – rock musician, singer, songwriter, and actor (paternal grandmother of Slovak descent)
Tom Selleck - actor (father was immigrant from eastern Slovakia)
Jim Caviezel – film actor (paternal grandmother of Slovak descent)[1]
Alexandra Daddario – actress
Matthew Daddario – actor
Steve Ditko – comic book artist and writer, co-creator of the Marvel Comics heroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange
James Haven – actor and producer
Audrey Hepburn – actress (her grandmother was from a village in southern Slovakia)
Angelina Jolie – actress, former fashion model, and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency; daughter of Jon Voight (paternal grandfather of Slovak descent)
Bianca Kajlich – actress, her father, Dr. Aurel Jan 'Relo' Kajlich, was a Slovak immigrant
Pola Negri – actress, her father, Juraj Chalupec, was a Slovak immigrant
Paul Newman – actor and film director (his mother was Slovak)[2][3]
Ivan Reitman – movie director (born in Slovakia)
Robert Urich – actor
Katarina Van Derham – model, actress, and publisher
Jon Voight – actor (paternal grandfather was a Slovak immigrant from Košice; paternal grandmother was also of Slovak descent)
Andy Warhol – artist, film director (his parents were immigrants from small village Miková in eastern Slovakia)


Mark Critz – U.S. Congressman

John Mica – Republican former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida
Joseph M. Gaydos – Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
John Katko – U.S. Representative from New York
Tom Ridge – Republican, 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania and 1st Secretary of United States Department of Homeland Security
John Roberts – Chief Justice of the United States
Philip Ruppe – U.S. Representative
Claudine Schneider – U.S. Representative from Rhode Island
Joe Sestak – U.S. Representative, Democrat, Pennsylvania 7th District; retired US Naval vice-admiral; democratic presidential candidate in 2020 election
Steve Sisolak - Governor of Nevada
John Slezak - was the United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1954 to 1955
Judy Baar Topinka – Republican politician in Illinois
Jesse Ventura – 38th Governor of Minnesota, wrestler, television personality
Pete Visclosky – U.S. Representative for Indiana's 1st congressional district


Štefan Banič – constructor of a parachute-like device which he donated to the US Army, but was not used
Richard Marcinko – U.S. Navy SEAL and founder of SEAL Team 6
Michael Strank – Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps, one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise the second U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945


Gene Cernan – NASA astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot
John Dopyera – inventor of the resonator acoustic guitar
Mike Fincke – NASA astronaut, International Space Station commander
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek – Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of viruses with prolonged incubation periods
Ivan Alexander Getting – electrical engineer, inventor of GPS
Jozef Murgaš – inventor, architect, botanist, painter, US patriot, and Roman Catholic priest
Hugh David Politzer – physicist, Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in quantum chromodynamics


Joe Baksi – former professional boxer, heavyweight
Chuck Bednarik – former professional American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL
Stan Mikita – former professional ice hockey player
Peter Šťastný – former professional ice hockey player
Jason Varitek – former captain and catcher for Boston Red Sox (1997–2011)

Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 4 images.

Voting Rules

1)   This contest is being judged by a jury of Fine Art America members.

Contest Timeline

Status: This contest is over.

Submissions Begin

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 - 5:01 AM

Submissions End / Voting Begins

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 - 4:01 AM

Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded

Saturday, November 27th, 2021 - 4:01 AM

Current Time (Eastern United States)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 - 2:29 PM

Contest Prizes

This contest will be awarding the following prizes:

1st Place:

Your artwork can be published in Shan Peck

2nd Place:

Your artwork can be published in Shan Peck

3rd Place:

Your artwork can be published in Shan Peck

Contest Organizer

Shan Peck

Santa Barbara, CA

United States

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