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Announcing the Winners of AcrylicWorks 4 Competition

Congratulations to the 115 artists selected for North Light Books’ fourth annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color! 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 “AcrylicWorks 4 Winner Notification”...

Shades of Gray Competition Winners - Cheng

4th Annual Shades of Gray Competition Winners Revealed

Drawing magazine is thrilled to reveal the fourteen 2015 Shades of Gray Competition winners. The grand prize went to Cheng Chi-Han, a student at Academy of Art University, in San Francisco. Additional top prizes went to Marcos Rey, of Peru; Hiroshi Hayakawa, of Ohio; and Marnie White, of Ontario. Ten additional artists received honorable-mention awards.  You can learn...

Splash 18 Runners-Up

Rachel Wolf’s Runners-Up Selections for Splash 18: Congratulations! Reaching runner-up status in Splash is certainly praise-worthy! For Splash 18 we received more than 1600 entries from watercolor artists all over the world. I looked at every one of your paintings multiple times, and liked each one very much. I only wish we could publish...

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Splash 18 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 132 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark! 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 18 Winner Notification”...

Hers by Elizabeth Barlow, oil on linen

April 2016 Artist of the Month | Elizabeth Barlow

Congratulations to our April 2016 Artist of the Month, Elizabeth Barlow! Elizabeth was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hers is seen below. Read more about the artists process and how having an artist for a father helped shape her own creative vision. Pebble Beach, CA ~ elizabethbarlowart.com My father, Philip Barlow, is...

Coke Machine by Florence Cichocki

March 2016 Artist of the Month | Florence M. Cichocki

Congratulations to our March Artist of the Month, watercolor artist Florence M. Cichocki! Florence was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Coke Machine is below. Read more about the artist and the great impact her own father’s art continues to have on her life and career. Northampton, MA ~ fmcwatercolors.com I was born and raised...

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Get Inspired Now: Pastel Journal’s 17th Annual Pastel 100 Winners

Pastel Journal is pleased to share a preview of the April 2016 issue featuring the talents of the top award and category winners in the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. Also included in the April issue: exclusive interviews with 30 prizewinning artists, insight from the Pastel 100 jurors, quick tips for painting flower “portraits,” how...

In the Pink by Linda Besse

February 2016 Artist of the Month | Linda Besse

Congratulations to our February Artist of the Month, Linda Besse! Linda was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting In the Pink is below. Read more about what sparked her artistic interest and how one interaction with a child instilled a sense of self-appreciation in her. Meade, WA ~ besseart.com   My leap into the art...