Gloria presided wonderfully, and Connie’s demo was inspiring and as always, very colorful!.  Connie is always so generous with sharing her processes and information.. and she worked on a large pastel from a photo she had taken of colorful stacks of fabrics in a woolen mill in Scotland a few years ago.

 

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Strokes of Genius – the Best of Drawing Creative Discoveries (pastel medium accepted).  Have your work featured in North Light Books hardbound showcase of the very best in contemporary drawing.

www.artistsnetwork.com/strokesofgenius for more information and to enter online.

The theme for Strokes of Genius 9 is Creative Discoveries and may be broadly interpreted.  They are looking for the best in a variety of styles – using the materials in a linear or sketchy manner.  Questions?  E-mail:  art-competition@fwmedia.com

Call for Entries: Urban Landscapes

Life in a city is dynamic – and so is the art it inspires.

Since as far back at the first century, artists have explored urban landscapes: the people, the architecture, the streets, and the atmosphere. In that tradition, we invite you to submit an original piece featuring a city scene. You could be one of five randomly chosen artists to win a Utrecht Artists’ box set worth more than $330! All mediums accepted. Limit one entry per artist.

HOW TO ENTER

Create an original artwork depicting an urban scene or cityscape. Click on the “Submit an Entry” button on this page between March 21 and April 10, 2016, upload a photo of your piece, and complete the submission form. Entries are limited to one per artist.

THE PRIZES

Five winners will be selected at random. Winners can select one of two box sets:

  • Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Wood Box Set (item number 01653-1069, a $332.05 value)
  • Utrecht Artists’ Oil Color Wood Box Set (item number 02123-1069, a $496.36 value)

Winners will be notified via email, announced on our Facebook page, and posted in the “Winners” tab on or after April 11, 2016.

 

Greetings!

 

“CALL TO ARTISTS” !!!

 

4th  ANNUAL 2016 OPEN FINE ART COMPETITION

 

Categories: 1) Water Media; 2) Oil, Acrylic; 3) Pastel or Drawing; 4) Photography; and 5) Three Dimensional.

 

Awards:  First Place in each category – $200; Second Place in each category – $100; Third Place in each category – $50.

 

Application Deadline: May 7th

 

Apply: Online at www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org,(Click on Events then Competition).  Or In Person at 9080 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, 95624,Wednesday through Saturday, 11PM-4PM.

 

This year our Judge is Yoshio Taylor.

 

The public is invited to the free reception featuring awards presentations on Saturday, June 4th from
4-7PM at the Arts Center.  The show runs throughJune 22nd.  For more information, call 916-685-5992or email egfinearts@frontiernet.net.

 

This Open Fine Art Competition is Hosted by the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center and Sponsored by the City of Elk Grove with a special Events Grant, Supported by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts  Commission’s Cultural Arts Award Program, & funded by the City and County of Sacramento.

 

 

 

 

The Art Center is located at 9080 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove 95624 in Old Town Elk Grove, open 11AM – 4PM, Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. Free parking lot is available on south side of Elk Grove Boulevard at School Street.

 

 

Please feel free to forward this to family, friends or contacts.
Sincerely,
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

(916) 685-5992

egfinearts@frontiernet.net

Facebook:  Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org

 

CALL TO ARTISTS!  Artists are invited to submit their works of art to the Blooming II Art Show.
General Gomez is pleased to announce Blooming ll This is our second annual Blooming, an art show which was highly popular with both artists and collectors last year. Blooming celebrates flowers, the garden, and all things that bloom. The show intends to exhibit the spirit and beauty of the plant kingdom.

The show will run from May 20 through June 18th, 2016. An opening reception will be held on

Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm.

Artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this juried show. All media — both 2D and 3D — are acceptable for submission. The deadline for applications, including images, is Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Submissions will be juried for acceptance into the show.

Submit Entry HERE

Read full Call to Artists here

Submit your entries online here

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Auburn, Ca 95603

 

CALL TO ARTISTS! General Gomez Gallery invites Artists to submit their works of art to the Aqua Vistas 2016 Art Show.
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General Gomez is pleased to announce Aqua Vistas 2016. This is our second annual Aqua Vistas, an art show which celebrates the life of water. The show intends to exhibit the spirit and essence of water and the activities surrounding water  through art.

The show will run from Friday, April 15 through Saturday, May 7, 2016. An opening reception will be held on

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm.

Artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this juried show. All media — both 2D and 3D — are acceptable for submission. The deadline for applications, including images, is Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Submissions will be juried for acceptance into the show.

APPLY HERE

Read full Call to Artists here

Submit your entries online here

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PSA

 

We are live!
The online entry to the PSA
44th Annual Open Juried Exhibition:
Enduring Brilliance
is now accepting entries.
.

To enter, please click here.

To go to the PSA website home page, please click here.

 

If you wish to contact the office, please write, call, or email us at:

Pastel Society of America
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-6931
psaoffice@pastelsocietyofamerica.org

Our office can provide a list of accommodations if you’re traveling
from out of town and can recommend restaurants in the area.

You can use MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, or PayPal
if you want to pay your dues or pay for a class or workshop.

Please visit us on Facebook or on our website at:
http://pastelsocietyofamerica.org/

 

The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition
$24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artists Magazine.

$24,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs—
make this your winning year!
  Now accepting entries for The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition!
ENTER ONLINE TODAY!
  The Artist’s Magazine is ready to celebrate the very best—across a wide swath of subject matter and media—in its prestigious pages! If you’ve created work you’re especially proud of (and that deserves a wider audience) now is the time to enter; the April 1 Early-Bird Deadlineis just around the corner—and TAM is offering up $24,000 in cash prizes!

Imagine your work earning you prizes like these from The Artist’s Magazine:

Your Art in Print

Winners will be featured in the January/February 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Student winners will be featured in the December 2016 issue.

Your Story in its Pages

Nine finalists will be showcased in the magazine’s Competition Spotlight feature. Let fans of your work learn a bit more about you—and your inspiration.

Your Work Online

Twelve finalists will be featured as Artist of the Month on our website, which sees hundreds of thousands of visits per year—more eyes on your work!

See your work in The Artist’s Magazine!

Early-Bird DEADLINE:
April 1, 2016

See complete prizes, guidelines or enter online!

Compete and Win in 5 Categories!

  • Portrait/Figure
    Juror: Candice Bohannon
  • Landscape
    Juror: Duane Wakeham
  • Still Life/Interior
    Juror: Olga Antonova
  • Animal/Wildlife
    Juror: David N. Kitler
  • Abstract/Experimental
    Juror: Donna Watson
  ENTER TODAY!


CALL NOW TO REGISTER: 888-345-0067 ext 5

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How will your artwork age?  Pastel paper can rip, curve so that it no longer lies flat, or develop waves from humidity.  All that time spent working on your masterpiece, and now it doesn’t look as good.  French Canvas to the rescue!

Introducing  True Grit Pastel Panels  by French Canvas, ideal surfaces for pastel artists. We take pastel paper and adhere it to a dense gatorboard panel.  Panels are much more durable than just paper.    You can easily wash off pastel from the panel and start again.  Available in 18 different sizes and in 5 different grits.  Can also be custom ordered to any size you want.  Surface holds multiple layers of pastel with ease. Accepts watercolor, acrylic and alcohol/underpainting well. Pastel colors blend comfortably on surface.  Please click here to see our True Grit Pastel Panels: https://www.frenchcanvas.com/product/pastel_artists
We also offer high quality floater frames in any size. No longer have to worry about framing an odd size. We can offer you affordable, beautiful floater framing for any size.  Top quality. Great prices.  For more information on our floater frames, please click here:  http://www.frenchcanvas.com/