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Advice From Jurors | How to Make Winning Artwork

We asked the jurors of the 17th Annual Pastel 100 if they had any words of advice for artists. Read through their advice, and then click here to submit your latest, greatest pastel effort into the 18th Pastel 100 Competition, which has extended its entry deadline.

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”...

Strokes of Genius 9 Runners-Up

Dear Runners-Up, It is a mark of high achievement to attain runner-up status in our Strokes of Genius competition. We receive many more excellent drawings than is possible to fit into a book and your artwork was seriously considered for that honor. The final cut is based on a number of...

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...

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...

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...

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,...