Art Competition with $ 3000 First Prize

Art Competition with $ 3000 First Prize
I have received an announcement about an art competition that is open to anyone who would like to participate. It is sponsored by Utrecht Art Supplies, a reputable supplier which has been in business for many years.

Their website states:

"Utrecht Art Supplies is proud to announce our 60th Anniversary Art Competition, in appreciation for the patronage of Artists over the past six decades. All Artists are invited to submit works created in Oil, Acrylic,Watercolor or Mixed Media*.Winning entries will be judged on quality, creativity and originality. Editors of American Artist, Utrecht Resident Artist and Artists from the Ridgewood Art Institute will serve as jurors.

*The mixed media category is open to two-dimensional, unique, original works of art created with more than one drawing or painting materials. Sorry, we are not able to accept works of art that include three-dimensional, computer-generated, or photographic images."

Here is the link to their site: Utrecht Art Supplies

Be sure to bookmark the page as soon as you get there so you can visit again. They often have special sales and offer a free Learning Center which features monthly articles with instruction in different aspects of art. One of this month's subjects is "Tips For Keeping A Green Studio!".

When the page opens, there is a rotating banner at the top. When the blue banner announcing the competition comes up, just click on it for full information.

The prizes are generous:
Grand Prize: $ 3,000 cash
First Place in Each Category: $ 1,200 Ultrecht ArtSmart Value Card
Second Place in Each Category: $ 700 Ultrecht ArtSmart Value Card
Third Place in Each Category: $ 400 Ultrecht ArtSmart Value Card
Honorable Mention: Three additional Finalists in each category.

The deadline is Sept. 1, 2009

It would be wonderful to have any of our readers to win prizes. But remember, you don't have to be a professional artist to enter. The planning, execution and making the entry can be a learning experience in itself. If you enter, please let me know.

Anyone who would like to discuss the competition or discuss ideas for the competition may do so on our forum. We are here to help!
You can visit the forum here.

Happy Painting,
Paula Devore
Painting Editor

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