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Shamelessly Seeking Votes, Since This Is Being Encouraged.

Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/15/2013 - 10:51 PM

Since others are already doing this, I am trying to play catch up. Please have a peek at my three posts and vote if you are so inclined.

Let me know and I will vote for yours back, until I run out of votes.


Posted by: Kathrine McDowell on 05/15/2013 - 11:28 PM

Voted for all above. I am not entered in the contest but if you want to reciprocate a favor, I would appreciate it if you share or like on my fan page,


Posted by: Colleen Williams on 05/16/2013 - 7:15 AM

I am voter 23 for industrial light.... please reciprocate! thank you...


Posted by: Shane Bechler on 05/16/2013 - 11:42 AM


Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/16/2013 - 2:42 PM

I have reciprocated for all voters above. Thank you for your support.


Posted by: Deanna Proffitt on 05/16/2013 - 2:44 PM

here is mine could really use the help I am posting now and voting on all now Thank you all :)


Posted by: Flow Fitzgerald on 05/16/2013 - 2:47 PM

Hi Gary, voted for resistance is futile.
Here is mine, just starting my self promotion.
Thks in advance


Posted by: Deanna Proffitt on 05/16/2013 - 2:51 PM

voted for
@Kathrine i went to your Facebook and liked it also great work!!
If anyone feels froggy here is my FB would love some more likes on that also!!


Posted by: Deanna Proffitt on 05/16/2013 - 3:07 PM

voted for all


Posted by: Jasna Buncic on 05/16/2013 - 3:57 PM


Posted by: Sandi OReilly on 05/16/2013 - 4:02 PM

Appreciate your voted, will return the favor, awesome images here everyone! Thank you very much for your help!


Posted by: Jon Emery on 05/16/2013 - 5:37 PM

Vote 46 on Resistance is Futile. Awesome macro work! Here's my submission. Thanks in advance!


Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/17/2013 - 12:45 AM

I am up to date voting on all posts above. Thanks to each of you. I am still far from reaching the goal, so if you can get others to have a look, I would greatly appreciate any help.


Posted by: Eti Reid on 05/17/2013 - 5:34 AM

Vote # 48 on resistance is futile. Running low on votes, so I only gave you one for this one...mine is

Thank you and good luck!


Posted by: Anne Rodkin on 05/23/2013 - 12:48 PM


Posted by: Sandi OReilly on 05/23/2013 - 10:44 PM

Voted so far!


Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/24/2013 - 1:38 AM

I am again caught up on the votes above.


Posted by: Marcia Colelli on 05/24/2013 - 6:09 AM

Hi Gary,
Wonderful image. Good luck
I am vote # 73 for Resistance is Futile
Here is my link. I would appreciate your vote


Posted by: Lori Frostad on 05/24/2013 - 9:29 AM

I agree that it is shameless .... but I don't hold it against anyone (even though I can't bring myself to 'beg'/barter for votes). I want my art to stand on it's own and have any vote I do have ... mean something. I know it is encouraged because I'm sure Fine Art is ultimately trying to up their membership by having the contest. And while a few images will go onto the second round not on merit but on the number of votes they were able to obtain by solicitation ... they will ultimately be weeded out because they don't stand up. It is a false hope (for some). I have seen beautiful images that deserve to go to round 2 that only have a few votes and I see some images that have hundreds of votes that look like they belong in the family photo album. Oh well ... it is what it is ... a clever marketing tool of Fine Art. Cheers to them.

P.S. I voted for 6806193. Your work is beautiful ... but I especially found that image to be very pleasing.

Lori Frostad


Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/24/2013 - 3:26 PM

Matthew. Thank you. I voted for Shameless. Great portrait. Good luck


Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/24/2013 - 3:36 PM

Lori. I fully agree with you and feel I am degrading my work to have to ask people to look at my posts and to have to reciprocate. But the reality is that you have to advertise to sell anything. If FAA is trying to increase viewership with its new tv campaign or by forcing us to recruit votes, it should eventually benefit the membership as a whole to get more eyes on our products. I just can't spare much more time for this. Good luck.


Posted by: Marcia Colelli on 05/24/2013 - 3:42 PM

Gary, I completely agree with you. Stated perfectly


Posted by: Wayne King on 05/24/2013 - 6:17 PM


Posted by: Steven Ralser on 05/24/2013 - 6:56 PM

I'm also shamelessly pleading for votes. Unfortunately I'm all out at the present. Any votes appreciated. Thanks


Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/24/2013 - 7:16 PM

Wayne, Thanks. Voted #72 for your jellyfish.
Steven, I had already voted for your lorikeet.

Good luck to both of you.


Posted by: Diane Bohna on 05/24/2013 - 10:55 PM

Hello Gary, Wow on the water image Voted. Great work. The cowboy could use some votes. Thank you. Diane


Posted by: Gary Holmes on 05/30/2013 - 11:12 PM

Diane, voted 110. Thanks.


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