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Old Cedar by Bill Guffey, oil painting, 18 x 24. Peasant by Joan Langdon, watercolor painting, 10.5 x 11.5.
Old Cedar by Bill Guffey,
oil, 18 x 24.
Peasant by Joan Langdon,
watercolor painting, 10.5 x 11.5.
Tomiko by Adriana Guidi,
oil on canvas panel, 14 x 18.

That's Brian Neher's mantra for his upcoming free art contest, and it is one that I can certainly identify with. These are truly the three essentials I've found that really do lend themselves to artistic growth. And without any one of them, the others are less effective.

So when Brian let me know that art competitions were on his radar (past entries, above), and that he was pulling together a strong list of sponsors like Richard Schmid and Daniel Gerhartz, plus prizes from Yale University Press, Blick Art Supplies, and Jerry's Artarama, among others, I was really impressed. It is so gratifying to know that there are so many artists out there working to put together art contests that can really make a difference to artists.

We at Artist Daily and American Artist want to support Brian's important mission to reach artists and help them along their individual creative roads, which is why we have donated a one-year digital subscription as part of the Grand Prize package for the art competition.

If you are looking for a way to recharge your painting or drawing practice, or are simply interested in gaining some well-deserved recognition through art competitions, this free art contest could very well be for you. Enjoy!


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About Courtney Jordan

  Courtney is the editor of Artist Daily. For her, art is one of life’s essentials and a career mainstay. She’s pursued academic studies of the Old Masters of Spain and Italy as well as museum curatorial experience, writing and reporting on arts and culture as a magazine staffer, and acquiring and editing architecture and cultural history books. She hopes to recommit herself to more studio time, too, working in mixed media.