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Best Of MinimalismAvatar (group image, icon, logo - left) for September is 'What Lies Beneath” by Maggie Terlecki as voted by group members. Congratulations!, Maggie. See the full-size image at https://fineartamerica.com/featured/what-lies-beneath-maggie-terlecki.html.

Best of Minimalism welcomes your original painting, photograph, or design that expresses an “essence” of a person, place, or thing and is without distracting elements. Please browse this Home page and the Discussion topics for examples of the best in simple yet essential art.

Participation by members makes this group special. In addition to submitting appropriate images for consideration for the group Images, members may post (by copying and pasting the Embed link on an image’s page) two Picks of the Day (PODs) per day of another artist's work to the current “Pick(s) of the Day (POD)” Discussion topic. (Update October 1, 2019: POD posting closes at 9:00 p.m. ET on the 15th and the last day of each month.) When an Image has received three PODs, it becomes a Featured Image on the Home page and is Commented, Liked, Favorited, and Facebooked (to Facebook’s “FAA artists” group).

PODs are cumulative – their tally carries over from one semi-monthly period to another. Periods run 1st to 15th and 16th to last day of the month. Artists of the Month are the members who receive the most PODs in a semi-monthly period for all of their accepted Images. Participants of the Month are awarded at the group administrator’s discretion (considerations may include number of PODs posted, images accepted, Comments made, and long-term activity). Artists and Participants may each win only once every six consecutive periods (or three months); for example, a win July 1-15 makes for eligibility again in that category October 1.

A New member may be recognized each semi-monthly period for their contribution to the group.

The avatar, or group image or icon, upper left, changes monthly. Group members may vote for one of the several images receiving the highest number of PODs (Pick Of the Day) during the past month by Reply e-mail to the administrator on the first several days of the following month, and the new avatar will be posted soon thereafter.

Please submit only one new image per day for acceptance into the group.

If an image receives three PODs but is not soon Featured, of if you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, please e-mail the administrator.


Artist September 1-15: new group member Stuart Mitchell as chosen by group members through total number of PODs received on all images. “Pink Lake Minimalism” image selected by group administrator.

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Also receiving double-digit PODs on her images: Angelika Vogel. Other group members receiving at least five PODs on their images: Murray Rudd, Gary Slawsky, Stuart Allen, Rene Crystal, Andrey Godyaykin, and Imi Koetz. Well done!

Participant September 1-15: Nikolyn McDonald. “Garden Corner – Shovel, Rake, and Shadows” image selected by administrator.

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Other members each participating many times: Sarah Loft, Kae Cheatham, Bukunolami, Eric Abernethy, Denise Clark, Sean Davey, Gary Slawsky, Tim Beebe, and Angelika Vogel. Thank you!

Most Popular Images September 1-15, with four PODs each: ”Girl #0628” by Andrey Godyaykin, “Wall Cladding, Madison, Wisconsin” by Steven Ralser, and “Winter Trees and Bench in Fog” by Elena Elisseeva.

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This group was started on September 8th, 2013.