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Best Of MinimalismAvatar (group image, icon, logo - left) for September is “Autumn Wanderer” by Arkady Sayamov, as voted by Best of Minimalism group members. Congratulations!, Arkady. Full-size version may be seen at https://fineartamerica.com/featured/autumn-wanderer-arkady-sayamov.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. Updated December 18, 2020: Not accepted: macro-only images, text superimposed, nudity, or violence.

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 from the image receiving the highest number of PODs (Pick Of the Day) during the past month,. In case of a tie, group members may vote for one of the several 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. A group member may have one avatar image every six months.

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.


Co-Artists September 1-15: Barbara Corvino and Rene Olivas as chosen by group members through total number of PODs received on all images. “Early Autumn” by Barbara and “Parallels” by Rene images selected by group administrator.

Other group members receiving at least five PODs on their images: Milan Gonda, RG Sanders, Maggie Terlecki, Angelika Vogel, Tim Beebe, Imi Koetz, and Alexey Stiop. Well done!

Participant September 1-15: Nikolyn McDonald. “Ladder in the Loft” image selected by administrator.

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Other members participating many times: Brigitta Diaz, Bonnie See, Gary Slawsky, Kae Cheatham, and Renata Natale. Thank you!

Most Popular Image September 1-15:, with seven PODs: “Turiec ‘MXXXVI” by Milan Gonda.

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Bob Lentz

Calgary, Alberta


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This group was started on September 8th, 2013.