Art Contests & Competitions

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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...

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Fields of Gray | Kathleen McDonnell Pastel Landscapes

“I was trying to make my pastels better by really focusing on the fundamentals: black, white and gray,” says Kathleen McDonnell, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 17th Annual Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson Pastel Gold Award for her pastel landscape. Silence No. 2, her award-winning moody winter scene, seen in the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal and in the...

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Shades of Gray Competition 4: Winners Announced

Drawing magazine is thrilled to announce the winners of the fourth annual Shades of Gray Competition. Fifteen winning artists were selected by the jury, with the grand prize going to Chi-Han Cheng, of Daly City, California. A full list of winners is below. The winning artworks will be featured in the spring 2016 issue of Drawing,...

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 my life was...

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October 2015 Artist of the Month | Carrie Waller

Congratulations to our October Artist of the Month, Carrie Waller! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Incandescent is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s current life in Japan and how she grew up in a creative household! Fussa, Japan ~ carriewallerfineart.com I’ve been creating art since elementary school. I have...

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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 Richmond, Virginia and...

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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 than Friday, September...

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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 schooled and I...