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Pastel Pick of the Week | Prizes for Pastels

Who doesn’t like to be rewarded for outstanding painting effort? If you’re looking for a way to earn recognition and possibly prize awards for your latest, best work in pastel, UART is now accepting entries to its 2015 Online Pastel Competition.             Among the prizes are $1000 cash, a...

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May 2015 Artist of the Month | Grace Mehan DeVito

Congratulations to our May Artist of the Month, Grace Mehan DeVito! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Pomegranate and Vines is below. Keep scrolling to read more about what inspires DeVito and what she hopes to do in the future as an artist! Stamford, CT ~ www.gracedevito.com I’ve always been interested...

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Shades of Gray 3: Drawing Competition Winners Revealed!

We’re thrilled to present the winning drawings in Drawing magazine’s third annual Shades of Gray competition. This contest challenges artists the world over to create artwork in any drawing media, so long as the works are entirely made up of black, white and gray tones. No color is allowed–not even toned paper. The grand-prize winner of...

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April 2015 Artist of the Month | Sandra Kuck

Congratulations to our April Artist of the Month, Sandra Kuck! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition. Her painting Yvonne (If by RK) is below. Keep scrolling to see what Kuck has to say about her process, her family and what she’s learned throughout her career! Boca Raton, FL www.lookinggoodlicensing.com/lgl/SKuck_Bio.html   I’m mostly self-taught, but from 1970-1973,...

Splash 17 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 129 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 17 Winner Notification” on Thursday, April...

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Pastel 100 | Competition News

At the same time that we are celebrating the results of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition in the special "showcase" edition of Pastel Journal (April 2015), we are also pleased to announce the details and Call for Entries for the next 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. We are so thrilled to present such...

March Artist of the Month

March 2015 Artist of the Month | Wendy Carney

Congratulations to our March Artist of the Month, Wendy Carney! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition. Her painting North End Flavors is below. Keep scrolling to see what Carney has to say about her process and the amazing time she was stunned to see her own work in a friend’s home! Boston,...

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Embracing the Pastel Palette | Lisa Ober Still Life Gallery

“I’m turning cartwheels when I paint in pastel,” says Lisa Ober, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 16th Annual Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award. “I love them so much. I adore their immediacy and versatility. There isn’t any waiting for anything to dry, so it’s instantly rewarding.” Discussing the crisp, controlled finish of her still life paintings,...