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!

Incite 4 Art Competition Winners!

Incite 3: the Art of Storytelling North Light Books is pleased to announce the winning artists and artwork selected to be featured in Incite 4: The Best of Mixed Media! We look forward to learning more about the stories behind each artwork. Winners Listed alphabetically by artist’s last name. Winners have...

November 2015 Artist of the Month | Lynn Wade

Congratulations to our November Artist of the Month, Lynn Wade! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Places to Go is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist and how her love of horses began her career! Largo, FL ~ LynnWade.com     The first half of...

September 2015 Artist of the Month – Jim Smither

Congratulations to our September Artist of the Month, Jim Smither! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Bicycle Society – Amersterdam is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s trips abroad and how his education has helped his creativity evolve! Richmond, Virginia ~ jimsmitherfineart.com I grew up in...

Strokes of Genius 8 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 131 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2015 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 8: Expressive Texture! 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 8 Winner Notification” no later...

August 2015 Artist of the Month – Robin Murray

Congratulations to our August Artist of the Month, Robin Murray! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Lonesome George is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s process and when his best ideas come to him! Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan ~ www.natureartists.com/robin_murray My siblings and I were home...

July 2015 Artist of the Month | John Bayalis

Congratulations to our July Artist of the Month, John Bayalis! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Awake is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s process and which medium he prefers above all others! St. Petersburg, FL ~ www.bayalistudio.com I’ve been interested in art for as long...

Announcing the Winners of AcrylicWorks 3

Congratulations to the 112 artists selected for North Light Books’ third annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture! 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...

June 2015 Artist of the Month | Ajay Brainard

Congratulations to our June Artist of the Month, Ajay Brainard! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Every Thing Reminds Me Of You is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the thought process behind each work of art and what his very first art project was! Visit the...