In order to build awareness of its growing community of photographers, artists and purchasing public, Fine Art America is creating a new television commercial to celebrate reaching its 100K+ member. Photographers were invited to submit their photographs for consideration, public voting would get them to the juried round (at least 250 votes were needed by May 31st to advance), where 5 will be chosen to be featured in the 30 second commercial.
Over 14,300 photos were submitted for that first round; out of those 14,300, only 151 photographs made the cut, including Devon Wilke's serene image, "Alone On the Deep Blue Sea."
The paneled jury, John Edward Faulkner, Aurelie Jezequel, Craig Matthew, Bob Riha, and selected Fine Art America staff, will select the final five images to appear in the commercial. The decision will be made by late June, with the commercial to begin airing on July 1st.