Can YOU Draw the Mink? Contest results: Kerri Pullo (USA), Carina Granlund (Finland), KDJ (USA), Erni Baer (Germany), Diane Keys (USA), Not Hi Ng (USA), Marie Wintzer (Japan)

"Can YOU Draw the Mink? Famous Artist Talent Scout Contest" poster for MinXus-Lynxus Solar Festival 2012.

August 11, 2012 - As part of Solar Festival 2012, MinXus-Lynxus sponsored the Can YOU Draw the Mink? FREE Famous Artist Talent Scout Contest. The competition was open to artists of all levels of ability and skill. They were asked to base their work on this stunning piece of antique taxidermy (artwork in its own right) on exhibit in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA:


Submissions poured in from all corners of the globe and were accepted until August 1, 2012. Our esteemed judges selected the works below that represent the attainment of the ideal in various facets of MinXus-Lynxus. Among the prizes and honors that will be heaped upon the winners, they have been named to the Order of the Tangerine Mink by MinXus-Lynxus:



Without further discussion, here are the winners of the "Can YOU Draw the Mink? Contest" for Solar Festival 2012:


“Untitled” by Kerri Pullo (Tucson, Arizona, USA). CATEGORY: Red MinXus



To Japan from Finland - Minx mail from Carina Granlund

Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finalnd). CATEGORY: Red MinXus.



Mink stamp by KDJ (Orlando, Florida, USA). CATEGORY: MinXus stamps


“Untitled #1″ byDharmaDaDa Erni Baer (Hamburg, Germany). CATEGORY: DaDa MinXus


“Untitled #2″ by DharmaDaDa Erni Baer (Hamburg, Germany). CATEGORY: Street MinXus


“Erni Runs the Vozoo Down” by DharmaDaDa Erni Baer (Hamburg, Germany). CATEGORY: Experimental MinXus



“Vegan not Mink” by Diane Keys (Elgin Illinois, USA). CATEGORY: ideo-MinXus



“Beady-Eye Mink Vispo” by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA). CATEGORY: MinXus vispo



“Mink’s Night out on the Town” – by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA). CATEGORY: Mink paws


“Untitled” by Not Hi Ng (San Pablo, California) – CATEGORY: Conceptual MinXus

"Can You Spell the Mink?" by Marie Wintzer (Saitama, Japan) CATEGORY: MinXus visual poetry



"Raisin in the sun Mink" by Dark wall (New York, USA) CATEGORY: MinXus cerealism
Many thanks to all who participated.


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Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 13, 2012 at 3:02pm

Contest winners are also posted at MinXus-Lynxus:

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 12, 2012 at 5:08pm

Carina, your tee-shirt design answers a question you asked in another piece of mail-art to M-L:

Comment by Carina on August 12, 2012 at 4:05pm

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 12, 2012 at 3:17pm

It's so wonderful to see this outpouring of praise for these tenderfoots who stepped up to the plate and said: "I can draw the mink!"

One contestant e-mailed me and said: "I'm so afraid I can't draw the mink, and I so much want to win the Famous Artist Talent Scout Contest and receive fabulous prizes and be heaped with honors."

I said: "Sure you can! Close your eyes, click your ruby slippers together three times saying 'I can draw the mink. I can draw the mink...' And she did. And now she's a winner.

Here's a pic of an American mink, definitely different from a European mink:

American Minks

Comment by Marie Wintzer on August 12, 2012 at 2:54pm

Comment by liketelevisionsnow on August 12, 2012 at 2:30pm

Youze MinXus crackz me up!

Comment by DKULT on August 12, 2012 at 2:19pm

I can't believe I finally won something!! I look forward to putting this on my resume. Thank you for helping me realize that I DO in fact know how to draw

Comment by Svenja Wahl on August 12, 2012 at 1:13pm

wonderful blog and minks!!! I love the cerealistic one.

Comment by Carina on August 12, 2012 at 12:16pm

What an honor to be in this collection, thanks DVS!  Really great categories that broadens the horizons.  Enjoying all works a lot..!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 12, 2012 at 11:43am

With taxidermy models, there is no opportunity for the subject to complain to the artist about sitting for a long time.

Apparently there are two species of minks in the world: American & European (aka the Russian mink). I thought it was interesting that most of the contestants were from (relatively) cooler climates where minks might actually survive. Here is a European mink (not stuffed?):



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