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We offer awards beyond cash prizes. We want to support you along your career path with special awards that contribute toward that goal, in other words, we want to help you make your mark.

Winners will be chosen by a judge who is a respected and established member of the art community such as (but not limited to), award-winning artists, magazine publishers, gallery owners and museum curators. Judging criteria is based on skill with the judge evaluating aspects of 2d art such as (but not limited to), drawing ability, composition, design, use of motif, edges, originality, mastery of medium and use of color/value.

Entry Fees: 2 Entries/$25 or 3 Entries/$35

No limit on the number entries per artist.
For quick reference, the submission categories are listed below.

To qualify as a Budding/Apprentice artist you meet most of the criteria –

  • Are currently taking art classes or workshops frequently
  • Are not actively trying to sell your artwork
  • Are not represented by a gallery
  • Do not participate in juried art shows or events
To qualify as an Emerging artist you meet most of the criteria –
  • Are not actively taking painting classes or workshops (with the exception of drop-in model sessions and the occasional workshop every few years)
  • May or may not be actively trying to sell your artwork
  • May or may not be represented by a gallery
  • May or may not participate in juried art shows and events
  • May or may not have won an award(s) at a local art show
  • Feel that your work is good but cannot compete with professional artists who have more than 15 years of painting experience.
To qualify as a Master Class artist you meet most of the criteria –
  • Are not actively taking painting classes or workshops (with the exception of drop-in model sessions and the occasional workshop every few years)
  • Are actively trying to sell your artwork
  • Are represented by a gallery(s)
  • Have participated or are currently participating in juried art shows and events
  • Are a signature member of one or more art groups
  • Have won an award(s) in a national show or have won first place at a Plein Air event
  • Know your artwork is strong and is a cut above most other artists