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16429 Lost Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA, 91387
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Drawing from the visual worlds of science and nature, the human figure, the grand tradition of American illustration, Japanese scroll paintings and woodblock prints, fantasy illustration, and great artists of Europe, Elliott’s work strikes the viewer at first with a powerful tableau and draws them in to experience the subtlety and beauty within. Beyond the pictorial impact of his work, themes personal to him such as body image, environmental preservation, and social and psychological repression weave themselves throughout his work.


3 Paintings make it into the XTO awards...

Craig Elliott

There were about 32 winners out of 1000 entries and I got 3 of them.  Thanks guys.  
Here are the 3 that made it in:


IN DUMBO JULY 9-18, 2009


Grand Prize and 2nd Prize Selections for Photography and Illustration to be Announced 

at Opening Night Reception on July 9, 2009


The Xto Nude Image Awards Winners’ debut exhibition will open at The Farmani Gallery, 111 Front Street, Suite 212, in DUMBO on July 9, 2009.  The Grand and 2nd Prize winners for photography and illustration in this international online competition will receive $2000/$1000 and be announced at an opening night reception between 6-8:30 p.m.  The first and second runners up will be showcased in the gallery and run through July 18th.  Winners were chosen from among more than 1,000 pieces of work submitted from 53 countries.


The winners are: PHOTOGRAPHY: Winkler+Noah-Advertisement; Michael Grecco-Body Art; Leland Bobbe-Body Art; Kevin Necessary-Book; Peter van Stralen-Book; Dominic Rouse- Digitally Enhanced; Den Cops-Digitally Enhanced; Daniel Tuckmantel-Editorial; Marc Beaussart-Editorial; Craig Morey-Erotica; Vlad Gansovsky-Erotica; Ward Roberts-Fine Art; Sarah Small-Fine Art;  Vanessa Warren-Nature; Bjørn Venø-Nature. ILLUSTRATION: Michael Putman-Advertisement; Jeff Wack-Book; Meghan Vaughan-Erotica; Sean Donahue-Erotica; Tansy Myer-Fine Art; Joanna Coke-Fine Art; Jody Hewgill-Nature; Craig Elliott-Nature.


Xto Nude Image Awards ( offers photographers and illustrators from around the world the opportunity to submit their work and be judged by esteemed editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, art collectors, consultants, creative directors and art directors.  Through this online competition, the organization’s mission is to acknowledge and promote visual artists whose work is primarily inspired by the human form.  New submissions are now being accepted for the 2010 winners’ exhibition in Los Angeles.


The Farmani Gallery ( was established in 2003 and has offices in Los Angeles and New York. Its’ mission is to discover and cultivate emerging artists among the contemporary photography genre. The Farmani Gallery is the brainchild of the Farmani Group, whom among its many charities, businesses and organizations has created The Lucie Awards, The International Photography Awards, Px3-Prix De La Photographie Paris, Art for New York and the London International Creative Competition.


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Xto Press Contact:  

Nicole Dominguez