Art Contests & Competitions

Art Contests & Competitions

Join any of our fine art contests and competitions to win cash, get your art published and get noticed. The art contests we sponsor focus on pastel art, watercolor art, acrylic art, all media, “Over 60″ artists and more. Discover the contest that’s right for you and enter your best work today!

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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,...

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The Final Stage | Joe Mac Kechnie Pastel Gallery

Pastel artist Joe Mac Kechnie’s favorite part of the pastel painting process is the painting’s final stage. “I no longer fuss over details and accuracy, but use my gut instinct to take a tight painting and turn it into a work of art,” says Mac Kechnie, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 16th Annual Pastel 100...

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AcrylicWorks

North Light Books' AcrylicWorks 3 is now accepting entries. We will select the very best in contemporary acrylic painting in a variety of subjects and styles.

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Strokes of Genius

Strokes 8 is accepting entries. Winning art will be featured in North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary drawing.

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Shades of Gray

This competition is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be featured in an issue of Drawing and one winner will be awarded $1,000 in cash. Winner Notification: November 30, 2014

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Over 60 Art Competition

The Over 60 Competition presented by The Artist’s Magazine is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be notified by December 1, 2014 and will appear in the March 2015 issue.