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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.

LIST:

ARTS, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT

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)

LAW AND POLITICS

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

MILITARY

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

SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

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

SPORTS

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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