Art Contests & Competitions

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...

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Juror Spotlight | 17th Annual Pastel 100

Narrowing down a field of a few thousand pastels to a collection of only 100 of the most exceptional is no small feat, but it’s a task that the jurors for the 17th Annual Pastel 100 competition took on with great care and enthusiasm ...

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...

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...

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...

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...