The fourth annual Mira Mobile Prize whose theme was "Earth - our planet" received more than 5,000 international entries creating a near impossible task for the eight distinguished jurors to narrow the grouping to a mere 50 images for the Shortlist. I was honored to find "Seeing The Forest Through The Trees" among this select group.
Heartfelt thanks fo Manuela Matos Monteiro and Joao Lafuente whose vision created the fabulous Mira venues, and this annual competition to cull the best of mobile art. I also want to recognize the jury members who didicate themselves to this and so many other opportunities for mobile artists: Aldo Pacheco, Andrea Bigiarini, Cadu Lemos, Gina Costa, Joanne Carter, Jose Miguel, Lee Atwell, and Michael Jones. The Mira Mobile prize exhibition will be held at the Mira Forum Gallery at Miraflor Street 155, Porto, Portugal from April 1 to May 13, 2017.