Paint the Parks with Pastel

HyltonM_381.jpgPaintAmerica, a national, non-profit organization to support artists and promote the visual arts, has announced the winners of the 2007 Paint the Parks Top100 Artists’ Competition. And among those winners is artist Marion W. Hylton, whose pastel painting Sunset on the South Rim (pictured left), received the Grand Canyon Association $3,500 Purchase Award.

PaintAmerica’s “Paint the Parks” Art Competition is an
open national artists’ competition, designed to illustrate the beauty
and significance of America’s National Parks. All paintings entered must
depict one of the nation’s 390 National Park areas. A portion of the proceeds from “Paint the Parks” is
contributed annually to the National Park Foundation and the
PaintAmerica Scholarship Fund. The competition’s overall winner claims a $10,000
purchase award. Other artists in the “Paint the Parks” competition also
have an excellent chance to receive additional cash purchase awards and
prizes.

The 2008
“Paint the Parks” call to entries opens February 1, 2008 with a final
deadline of May 31, 2008. Visit the PaintAmerica website for the full skinny and start painting the parks in pastel.

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