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All Artwork & Content ©2019 Kosart Studios, LLC and/or J. Anthony Kosar, unless otherwise mentioned.

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AWARDS & HONORS

Below is a list of awards and honors received by artist J. Anthony Kosar and Kosart Studios.

FACE OFF: Season 4 on Syfy 

J. ANTHONY KOSAR IS CHAMPION OF FACE OFF SEASON 4

Won 6 of 11 Spotlight & 1 of 4 Foundation Challenges in 11 Episodes:
• RECORD: Most Wins by a Contestant on Single Season - 7 total Wins 46.7%
• RECORD: Most Spotlight Wins on a Season - 6 Spotlight victories 54.5%
• RECORD: Most Consecutive Wins - First 4 Challenges in First 3 Episodes
• RECORD: Most Spotlight Wins in a Row - 3 Spotlights in Ep 1 through 3
• RECORD: Winning both Foundation & Spotlight Challenges in Same Episode
• RECORD: Youngest Face Off Champion until Season 6
• WIN - Finale Spotlight: Sinister Thief & Princess - Ep 411 "Living the Dream"
• WIN - Spotlight: Mutant Liberata - Episode 410 "Alien Apocalypse"
• WIN - Spotlight: Bio-luminescent Manphibian - Ep 408 "Better in the Dark"
• WIN - Foundation Team: 20 Zombie Horde - Ep 407 "Howl at the Moon"
• TOP LOOKS - Spotlight Team: Giant - Ep 405 "Two Heads Better Than One"
• WIN - Spotlight: Deumus - Episode 403 "When Hell Freezes Over"
• WIN - Spotlight: The Infernal Core - Ep 402 "Heroic Proportions"
• WIN - Spotlight: Mountain Goblin King - Ep 401 "Make It Reign"
• WIN - Foundation: Blue Alien Bunny Queen - Ep 401 "Make It Reign"

FACE OFF: Specials on Syfy 

• RECORD: Most Wins by a Contestant on Single Season - 7 total Wins 46.7%

• Kosar is 1 of 3 Champions selected as a Coach for Face Off  - Season 8
• Team Neville Victory - with Miranda Jory on Face Off Judge Match - Season 7
• Kosar is 1 of 6 artists selected for Face Off Judge Match - Season 7
• Team Neville Victory - with Miranda Jory on Face Off Judge Match - Season 7
• Deumus - #2 in Judge's Pick Top 20 Make-Ups from first 5 Seasons
• Sinister Thief & Princess - #5 Judge's Pick Top 20 Make-Ups from 5 Seasons
• Deumus - Voted OVERALL Fan Favorite Make-Up from all first 4 Seasons
• Deumus - Voted Fan Favorite Make-Up from Face Off Season 4 on Syfy Poll

AAArt: American Academy of Art

• Valedictorian - 2008 American Academy of Art Graduating Class
• Peter C. Berry Scholarship / Student Choice - AAArt 2008 Juried Exhibition
• First Place Award in Illustration - AAArt 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition
• Peter C. Berry Scholarship / Student Choice - AAArt 2007 Juried Exhibition
• First Place Award in Illustration - AAArt 2007 Annual Juried Exhibition
• First Place - AAArt 2006 Substance Abuse Awareness Art Contest
• First Place - AAArt 2005 Halloween Costume Contest
• First Place Scholarship - AAArt 2004 Senior Art Scholarship Competition

NAL: Naperville Art League

• 1st Place Adult Category - NAL2009 Annual Art Competition "On The Edge"

IBHE: Illinois Board of Higher Education

• Honorable Mention - IBHE 2007 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition

LWC: Lisle Womans Club

• People’s Choice Award - LWC 2006 “The Art of Lisle” Juried Art Exhibition

FRA ANGELICO Foundation

• Honorable Mention - FAF 2005 Annual Student Art Show & Competition

ICE:  Illinois Computing Educators

• First Place - ICE 1999 Annual Graphic Arts Competition
• First Place - ICE 1998 Annual Graphic Arts Competition

SPECTRUM: Best in Fantastic Art

• SPECTRUM 25 - 1 piece in as J. Anthony Kosar & 1 in as Kosart Studios
• SPECTRUM 24 - 1 piece in as J. Anthony Kosar & 1 in as Kosart Studios
• SPECTRUM 23 - 2 pieces Juried in as J. Anthony Kosar
• SPECTRUM 22 - 1 piece in as J. Anthony Kosar & 1 in as Kosart Studios
• SPECTRUM 21 - J. Anthony Kosar selected to Judge volume 21
• SPECTRUM 20 - 1 piece Juried in as J. Anthony Kosar
• SPECTRUM 19 - 1 piece Juried in as J. Anthony Kosar

IBA: Infected by Art

• INFECTED BY ART Volume 6 - 1 piece Juried in as J. Anthony Kosar
• INFECTED BY ART Volume 5 - 2 pieces Juried in as J. Anthony Kosar
• INFECTED BY ART Volume 4 - 2 pieces Juried in as J. Anthony Kosar

IX: IlluXCon

• IX11 MAIN SHOW - Juried in (Had to Back Out due to TV Shows Filming)
• IX10 MAIN SHOW - J. Anthony Kosar Juried in
• IX9 MAIN SHOW - Juried in (Had to Back Out due to TV Shows Filming)
• IX8 MAIN SHOW - J. Anthony Kosar Juried in
• IX7 MAIN SHOW - Juried in (Had to Back Out due to Face Off 8 Filming)
• IX6 MAIN SHOW - J. Anthony Kosar Juried in

SILASociety of Illustrators of Los Angeles

• Gold Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category - Illustration West 50
• Bronze Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category - Illustration West 50
• Honorable Mention - Graphic Novel / Comic Book - Illustration West 50
• Bronze Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category - Illustration West 49
• Gold Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category - Illustration West 49

SPLASH: Best of Watercolor

• SPLASH 13 : Alternative Approaches - J. Anthony Kosar Juried in

WATERCOLOR ARTIST Magazine

• Top 10 "Ones to Watch" of 2009 - Featured in December 2009 Issue

AWS: American Watercolor Society

• Dong Kingman Award - AWS 142nd Annual International Exhibition
• 1 of 40 Paintings Selected for AWS's 2009-2010 Travel Show

IWS: Illinois Watercolor Society

• Best of Show - IWS 24th Annual Open Exhibition
• Honorable Mention - 2009 IWS Annual Members' Show
• Signature Member since 2009

NNA: National Newspaper Association

• Second Place - NNA 2001 National Literacy Day Poster Contest
• First Place - NNA 2000 National Literacy Day Poster Contest

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Chicago

• 1st Place - 2004 Annual St. John Chrysostom Fest Iconography Competition
• 1st Place - 2003 Annual St. John Chrysostom Fest Iconography Competition
• 1st Place - 2002 Annual St. John Chrysostom Fest Iconography Competition