Art Competition Winner’s Circle

Stop by the Winner’s Circle for a weekly dose of artistic inspiration! Each week we showcase a piece of art from a past competition, such as the Splash: Best of Watercolor or Strokes of Genius: Best of Drawing series, along with the artist’s thoughts on the image and what inspired them to create. North Light’s art competitions represent the best contemporary art and artists, while providing instructive, insightful commentary on artistic passion and creativity. Become inspired today!

Strokes of Genius 10 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 116 artists selected for North Light Books’ drawing competition Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects. If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes of Genius 10 Winner Notification” no later than September...

AcrylicsWorks 5 Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 110 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2017 acrylics competition AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values! If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 5 Winner Notification.”     First Name Last Name...

Splash 19 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 126 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2017 watercolor competition Splash 19: Illusion of Light! If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 19 Winner Notification” no later than Friday,...

18th Annual Pastel 100 Competition Top Award Winners

Pastel Journal is pleased to share a video preview of our April 2017 issue featuring the talents of the top award and category winners in the 18th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. Also included in the April issue—available at northlightshop.com and on newsstands March 7th: exclusive interviews with 30 prizewinning artists, insight from the Pastel...

Strokes of Genius 9 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 128 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2016 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries! If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes of Genius 9 Winner Notification”...

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...

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...

January 2016 Artist of the Month | Susan Brandsema

Congratulations to our January Artist of the Month, Susan Brandsema! Susan was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Almost Home is below. Read more about how the artist how nature, photography and family all inspire her equally! Babylon, Long Island, NY ~ rsbabylon.fineartstudioonline.com My artistic journey began...