My image called Sand Storm from the Windswept Manes Collection was awarded 2nd place in the Peoples Choice Awards at the Prescott Valley Civic Center this past weekend. It’s one of my all time favorites. What a fun experience this was. I was only behind the first place position by two votes!
Here’s what most people think of when I say Peoples Choice Awards…According to wikipedia Peoples Choice awards is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public. The show has been held annually since 1975. The People’s Choice Awards is broadcast on CBS and is produced by Procter & Gamble, and Survivor producer, Mark Burnett. In Canada, it is shown on Global. The award show’s creator was Bob Stivers, who produced the first show in 1975. The first awards recognized The Sting as Favorite Picture of 1974, Barbra Streisand as the year’s Favorite Film Actress, and John Wayne as its Favorite Film Actor. Ratings for the annual event peaked in 1977, when the third People’s Choice Awards attracted 35.3 million viewers who witnessed Farrah Fawcett win the award for Favorite Female TV Star, Star Wars win as the Favorite Picture, and Streisand and Wayne win again in the Film Actress and Actor categories.
For me and the Town of Prescott Valley, the Peoples Choice Award was a small gathering of local residents that want to stay informed on what’s happening in their town. Several hundred people turned out that day and enjoyed free food and inquired on volunteer opportunities in the town. While they were there- they also got to view and vote on their favorite artwork. Approximately 15 artists participated and I won second place!
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch. Gift Shop at The Phippen Western Art Museum