Splash Art Competition: The Best of Watercolor

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The final deadline to enter is June 14, 2021

Win prizes and publication by entering this exciting watermedia competition, brought to you by Artists Network and Artists Magazine. A big thank you to our sponsor Blick Art Materials and Awards Juror Mary Whyte!

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Meet Awards Juror Mary Whyte

Mary Whyte is an American figurative artist known internationally for her watercolors of contemporary people. Her works are in private, corporate, university, and public collections nationwide, and have been featured in numerous media outlets including CBS Sunday Morning, PBS and NPR. In 2013, Whyte was one of 10 artists worldwide invited to travel to China and exhibit her watercolors at the Nanning Art Museum in Nanning, Guangxi.

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Prizes and Awards

The First Place Winner will receive a $2,000 cash award

the Second Place Winner will receive a $1,000 cash award

The Third Place Winner will receive a $500 cash award

10 Honorable Mentions will each receive a one-year subscription to Artists Network(valued at $99.99)

Winning entries PLUS an additional 85+ finalists will be published in a special edition publication, The Best of Watercolor, from the editors of Artists Magazine.

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Deadlines and Fees

Deadline: June 14, 2021

  • First entry—$45
  • Each additional entry—$40

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST, on the specified date.

Get Inspired

A special thanks to artist and awards juror for Splash 22 Art Competition Keiko Tanabe. 

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Check out Splash 21 Winners!

Take inspiration from our Splash 21 competition winners in this special publication, The Best of Watercolor presented by Artists Magazine! Within, you’ll find 124 extraordinary watercolor paintings with insights into the creative process from the winning artists themselves. From figures and portraits to cities and architecture, there are plenty of paintings to love. Celebrate this showcase of talent when your order or download this issue!



Thanks to our competition sponsor Blick Art Materials for being a great supporter of artists and their creative journey!

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