Art Contests & Competitions

In the Pink by Linda Besse

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 into the art...

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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 when I was...

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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,...

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December 2015 Artist of the Month | David Larkins

Congratulations to our December Artist of the Month, David Larkins! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Let There Be Light is below. Read more about how the artist uses light and unusual vantage points to tell a more compelling, painterly story! ~Monroa, MI   My parents recognized my drawing talent when I...

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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Deadline Extended to 10/30 in 2015 Shades of Gray Competition

Attention artists! The deadline in Drawing magazine’s 2015 Shades of Gray drawing competition has been extended to October 30, so you have a few more weeks to send in your best drawings. Winning works will appear in Drawing magazine, and the top winners receive cash prizes up to $1,000. Artists at all levels are encouraged to participate–past winners have...

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One Week Left in Drawing’s 2015 Competition!

Artists, draftsmen, sketchers, lend us your works on paper! The deadline in Drawing magazine’s 2015 Shades of Gray drawing competition is only a few days away: Entries must be received by October 5.  If you’d like to see your own work in the pages of Drawing (and on this website!) this is your chance. The Shades of Gray competition challenges...

Incandescent by Carrie Waller - Artist of the Month TAM

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...