Rockford artist’s work among final selections for World Artists Contest

Staff Report

Final selections for the 2012 World Artists Contest (WAC) Calendar were made in December and included “My Cool Sneakers” by Barbara Berney of Rockford.

Artists were pre-selected by contest organizers out of more than 700 artists and narrowed down to 63 finalists. A poll of the WAC membership was then completed to arrive at the final 17 for the calendar.

In response to the selection, Berney said, “To be included with such amazing talent is a rare honor.”

The WAC is a division of the World Artists Corporation and began in October 2011. It now boasts more than 800 members from all around the world.

WAC organizer Peter K. Yanke said: “The calendar is just another way we help our artists gain exposure for their work. Our first concern is always for the artist.”

The 2012 WAC Calendar is a 16-month Limited Edition calendar printed annually and is on sale at

The World Artists Contest is an effort to promote both known and unknown works of art in all media and styles to a global audience. Monthly winners receive automatic entry into the Malpais International Art Show ( to be held annually in May of each year with the first show in May of 2012.

From the Jan. 4-10, 2012, issue

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