Friday, December 16, 2016

December's Nibblefest Theme: "KRAMPUS"



St. Nick’s Dark Sidekick:

Vintage Krampus Greeting Card

The start of our next round of

The Nibblefest Art Contest

begins in a few days...!

(On December 20th)

The theme for December 2016 is....:



Krampus Art by NIbblefest artist, Christine E.S. Code, of CES

According to Wikipedia...:
"Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic folklore figure described as "half-goat, half-demon", who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Northern Italy...." 

Krampus art by Nibblefest Artist, Joy Redington

"The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated a pre-Christian origin for the figure...."

Krampus Art by Nibblefest artist, Leola Goldsmith Walker

"The history of the Krampus figure has been theorized as stretching back to Pre-Christian Alpine traditions...:

Vintage Krampus Greeting Card

"In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf (English: Krampus Run), young men dressed as Krampus participate; such events occur annually in most Alpine towns...."

Traditional Alpine Krampus Parade

  "Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten"

Vintage Krampus Greeting Card

~"Greetings from Krampus"~



wont you join us for this month's
Nibblefest Art Contest?

Vintage Krampus Greeting Card

starting on November 20,
artists near and far will gather on eBay
to present their unique and one-of-a-kind
interpretations of the theme, 


Vintage Krampus Greeting Card

Nibblefest Art Contest:

The fun and friendly, 

monthly themed art competition,

that begins on the 20th of each month, 

and is open to all.

Vintage Krampus Greetings Card

Hosted via eBay, 

all Nibblefest art entries 

start at just .99 cents.

Fun for artists AND collectors!

Vintage Krampus Greeting Card

For complete rules
and to view our upcoming monthly themes, 

 please visit our NFAC Facebook Page
Or, check out the info on the right side of this blog.

Vintage Krampus Greeting Card

(Please note:  

The art featured in this post 
may represent past portfolio works,

not necessarily current NFAC entries....)

Video of European Krampus Parade

Happy Nibblefesting...!!!!