Art Contests & Competitions


Pastel 100 | Competition News

At the same time that we are celebrating the results of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition in the special "showcase" edition of Pastel Journal (April 2015), we are also pleased to announce the details and Call for Entries for the next 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. We are so thrilled to present such...


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...


Announcing the Winners: Shades of Gray 3

Drawing magazine and Artist’s Network are happy to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Shades of Gray Competition. The contest challenges artists to create drawings in any media using only black, white and gray tones, with no other color allowed. The winning works will be featured in the spring 2015 issue of Drawing. The winners...

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Create Holiday Art to Spread Holiday Cheer

Calling All Artists ‘Tis the Season, It’s Time for the December Artists Community Project ‘Tis the season! The holidays can get hurried by hustle and bustle but as artists, we have the unique opportunity to spread joy and holiday cheer, to our friends and loved ones, through our art. This month’s Artists Community Project...


3rd Annual Shades of Gray Competition: Winners Selected

A great thank you to the many artists who entered Drawing’s third annual Shades of Gray Competition. We received a record number of entries, and the jurying process was extremely competitive, with dozens of drawings receiving votes from our panel of jurors. 14 artists have been selected as winners of this year’s competition, and...


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.


Strokes of Genius 7 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 118 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2014 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension + Space! 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 “Strokes 7 Winner...

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Shades of Gray Competition Extended to November 7, 2014

The deadline for the 2014 Shades of Gray Competition has been extended to November 7th! This means artists have one extra month to submit their best black-and-white drawings in any media. Winning artworks will appear in Drawing magazine, and several artists will receive cash prizes up to $1,000. To get a sense of past winners, click here to...


Pastel Pick of the Week | How the Pastel 100 Can Change Your Life

On Monday we celebrate Labor Day. What better way to honor the dedicated work you do as a pastel artist than by entering your latest “labor of love” in the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition? Why enter? One, because the deadline is Tuesday! Two, because there’s nothing quite like the shot in the arm...


Announcing the Winners for AcrylicWorks 2

Congratulations to the 116 artists chosen for North Light Books’ second annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You should receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 2 Winner Notification”...