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North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open

The event will take place Monday, June 13 – Saturday, June 18, 2016

Early registration cost is $85 per artist for applications submitted
before April 1, 2016

Commission to artists is 70%

Application & Schedule at

Artists come from near and far to gather and paint the breathtaking
scenery of North Lake Tahoe “en plein air,” in the open air. NLTPAO
will once again organize paint-outs and painting demonstrations,
exhibit during the Tahoe City Wine Walk and hold the Farmer’s Market
Quick Draw Competition.

A reception will be hosted June 17 from 4-6pm. This is the culminating
event for our North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open painters. After a week
of painting the majestic scenery of Lake Tahoe, artists will display
the work they created and enter their pieces into a juried
competition. Artwork will be on display for sale at the reception.
This is a special preview opportunity for reception ticket holders to
buy artwork before it is made available to the public during the Tahoe
City Wine Walk the following day. Prizes will be awarded at the
reception, wine and light fare will be hosted.

For more information please visit:  or email event

Abigail Gallup at:


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Artist’s Magazine

$24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artist’s 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!
  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


Call to artists.

Digital Art, 2D, 3D or Video

Art League of Lincoln

March 16-April 9




See attached for rules:

Contact Rhonda with any questions.



Art League of Lincoln

Rhonda Campbell, Exhibit Curator




Rhonda Campbell

Visually Speaking – Art in Photography

Sandy Lindblad, a Grass Valley contemporary animal portrait artist, has a unique style between impressionism/expressionism. Her creative art specializing in animals was born. She now creates with passion, animals in a colorful, expressionistic manner, catching the feeling of cats, dogs, horses and other subjects in her paintings.  Using pastels and acrylics, Sandy enjoys seeing them come alive on canvas or board. Lindblad tries to help support various animal rescues when possible through her art donations and demonstrations. If you’d like to see her art please go to

Sandy Lindblad (Lindblad Studios)
pet portrait commissions
I catch the feeling of your pet in art!


After a 20 year career owning a commercial interior plant company in the East Bay, raising two wonderful sons, and a new marriage, I was able to look at life in a fresh way….one that included things I had always wanted to explore. I picked up a paint brush at a silent women’s retreat through our church in 2004. It was like a whole new world opening before me! Totally hooked from day one. I began classes at the local junior college, took private lessons, all in oil painting.  A couple of years ago I was at our local association meeting, and a pastelist demonstrated her work. I loved it! I have sold a few paintings and won a few awards, but even though that is a wonderful side benefit, the true value is the self-satisfaction gained through the creative process. I look forward to joining this art society and meeting my fellow members.

I grew up in the bay area and moved to Portland and Bend Oregon for 25 years.  My career was a Human Resources director and I have dabbled in art since college. I discovered the perfect medium (pastels) for me about 10 years ago. I’ve shown my work in several galleries in Oregon and hope to show in the Sacramento and surrounding area. I’m looking forward to being an active member of the Sierra pastel group of artists.

I wanted to let you and everyone else in the Sierra Pastel Society know what has been going on with Wallis Paper. We’re still trying to find a manufacturing site that will meet our standards for quality and is able to use all archival materials. The facility we had been using for the last several years had slowly been deteriorating in the quality of the material it produced for us, resulting in larger and larger portions of each run that we had to throw away. It was adding more and more to the expense of providing Wallis paper to artists and was going to result in significant price increases if we continued production there. Since we stopped manufacturing Wallis paper there, another company has started using them to produce sanded paper for pastelists, but we expect they will face the same problems we walked away from.

Our most recent manufacturing run was at a new facility with very modern equipment, but unfortunately that equipment was not entirely compatible with our archival materials and resulted in a loss of about 80% of the paper that was made. We do have some perfect paper from that run available, in the new Warm Mist color, but nothing in larger sheets.
So please let your society members know that we are still working on finding a facility that will allow us to produce Wallis paper with the quality and archival properties that you have all come to expect. In the meantime, we do have both sizes of pads available in Warm Mist. Warm Mist is very similar to our Belgian Mist, but with a maroon oxide undertone rather than the brown oxide undertone you’re familiar with in the Belgian Mist.
Here’s what we have available and the prices. Please share this with your members through Facebook, email, or whatever you generally use.
12″ x 18″ Warm Mist Pad, 8 sheets, shipped in 3-packs
3 pads – $114, free shipping
9″ x 12″ Warm Mist sheets, shipped in 45 packs
(Equivalent to 10 pads + one extra sheet per pad)
45 sheets – $100, free shipping
Free shipping applies in the continental U.S., of course.
Also, please let your members know they can keep up with any updates, ask questions, or see what other Wallis users and societies have to say by liking our Wallis Facebook page at
And if they want to keep up on the latest development in Kitty’s art, they can find me and friend me
Kitty Wallis


You can send an email to and have us call you back for a credit card number or just call it in to503-244-4724. I don’t recommend sending any credit card numbers through email. Sending the order information via email is good, though, since it cuts down on the possibility of errors when we ship it.




The 28th IAPS Juried Exhibition


is Open for Entries!!


hosted at the



ENTRY DEADLINE: March 20, 2016


Attached is the prospectus, but to read online and enter


This link takes you directly to the show






(If you cannot open the attached pdf file, please email



International Association of Pastel Societies