1st Runner-Up: “Come on Down” — Brenda Baker, Mustang, Okla.
2nd Runner-Up: “Tokidoki” — Michelle Ward, Columbus, Ga.
3rd Runner-Up: “The Bubble Gum Machine” — Tanya Rose, Central City, Ky.
Honorable Mentions: “Game Night” — Tanya Rose, Central City, Ky.
Honorable Mentions: “New York, New York” — Emily Hansen, Davenport, Iowa
Honorable Mentions: “TECH-nology Networking” — Angie Roman, Chicago
It was the undeniable artistry and sheer beauty of Jennifer Wirth’s carousel-themed mural that earned it the top spot in this year’s NAILS’ Nail Mural Contest. Based in Urbana, Ill., Wirth says she has long been intrigued by carousels and their ornate decorations. A year in the planning phase, the mural took her four hours to complete. “I used metallic acrylics, gems, and discs for the mirrors,” she says. “The acrylic horses were made freehand with a brush.”