Pastel Pick of the Week | UART Summer Contest

the color of summer

Lisa Ober’s pastel, The Color of Summer, which appeared in the February 2013 issue of Pastel Journal, is summer-inspired.

No doubt about it; the summer season inspires painting. Just yesterday I had two emails from artists: One was leaving for Oregon to paint the lavender fields in Yamhill; the other was just getting back from a painting trip to Maine. If the summer has inspired your pastel painting, too, here’s an idea for turning that productivity into payoff: Enter your work into UART’s Summer Pastel Contest for a chance to win prizes valuing more than $1,200!

Here’s the scoop:

Deadline: The contest runs now through August 2.

Submission: All submissions must be emailed to uartcontest@uneeda.com with the subject matter title: “UART Summer Contest—[your name].” In the body of the email, you must include your name, address and phone number (for contact), along with the title and dimensions of artwork (which must be pastel).

Subject Matter: Entrants must choose between two summer-themed subjects: Landscape: Summer-themed Ocean, Beach, Seascape or Still Life: Summer-themed fruits, vegetables and/or flowers.

Prizes: The 1st Prize winner will have his or her winning artwork displayed on UART’s Facebook Banner, plus his or her short biography and artwork on the UART Facebook page and showcased at UART corporate HQ. The winner will also receive (2) 10Pks of 18″ x 24″ UART Sanded Pastel Paper; Unison Starter Colors 72-Piece Set; Liz Hayward Sullivan Autographed Book (Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel); plus a one-year Pastel Journal subscription. The 2nd Prize winner will receive his or her winning artwork displayed on UART’s Facebook page with short biography plus: (2) 10Pks of 18″ x 24″ UART Sanded Pastel Paper; Terry Ludwig Pastel $100 Gift Certificate; Liz Hayward Sullivan Autographed Book; and one-year Pastel Journal Subscription. 3rd Prize winner will receive his or her winning artwork shown on the UART Facebook page with a short biography plus: (1) 10Pk of 18″ x 24″ UART Sanded Pastel Paper and an Artisan Online $100 Gift Certificate.

Go to the UART Facebook page and click “Like” to see the complete rules for the contest.

 

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