Local artist Rae Broyles, who lives in Roswell, has been selected as a finalist for the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards, along with nine other international artists.

Redwood Media Group, which owns and produces fine art shows around the country, announced today the finalists of the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest, in partnership with Art Brand Studios.

The awards contest is in search of the next “it” artist and is offering prize values of up to $375,000, including a contract with Art Brand Studios and exhibition opportunities at Redwood Media Group’s shows. The winner will be announced at Spectrum Miami on Nov. 30, during Miami Art Week.

Broyles’ piece is called “Dreaming of Tibet” and is plaster, acrylic, oil stick and graphite on wood panel. Though she is described as a painter, the Rhode Island School of Design alum uses a variety of mixed media to express her visions.

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An image of Rae Broyles' painting 'Dreaming of Tibet.' 

“We created the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest to empower talented artists and introduce their work to the world,” Eric Smith, president and CEO of Redwood Media Group, said in a news release. “This is a great opportunity for emerging as well as established artists to submit their work to a panel of professionals with the chance of winning an opportunity of a lifetime.”

This panel of art-industry judges selected the finalists and is in the process of selecting the winner.

The winner will receive prizes valued at $65,000, including $10,000 cash, and finalists will receive prizes valued at $30,000 each, including contracts with Art Brand Studios and inclusion in Redwood Media Group’s marketing throughout the year.

The winner of the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year contest will gain access to Redwood Media Group’s large network of art-industry professionals and be featured in the Art Brand Studios’ [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year booth at multiple prominent fine art shows, including Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego, Spectrum Indian Wells, and Artexpo New York — the world’s largest fine art trade show that attracts more than 30,000 art enthusiasts annually.

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