Tag: Art Competitions

Hesitant by Dominic Avant, oil painting.

The Realities of a Fine Art Career–Dominic Avant

A Short Talk with Dominic Avant The Ninth in an Artist Daily Exclusive Series: The Realities of Fine Art as a Career   Hesitant by Dominic Avant, oil painting. What did you find most surprising about being a full-time painter? Even if you can just paint, expect a demanding work schedule. Becoming a full time…

All About Art Competitions

Understanding the Importance of Art Competitions An artist grows by leaps and bounds when he or she puts artwork in the public eye for feedback, and that is what art competitions are all about. Historically, patronage, commissions, and incredible opportunities have all been prizes afforded to winners of major art competitions. Nowadays, drawing and painting…

Sometimes You Want People to Stare

When I was in Art History 101, my professor touted the competition for the design of the Baptistry doors in Florence in 1401 as one of the greatest historic art competitions of all time. In one corner we have the young Lorenzo Ghiberti, only 21 at the time of the competition and the artist who…

The Upside of Plein Air Competition

Cincinnati artist Monica Achberger participating in a plein air paint-out, Milford, Ohio, sponsored by the Ohio Plein Air Society in August 2010. Looking ahead to the next several months, there are countless plein-air painting competitions coming up. We’ve all heard of the biggies–Plein Air Easton, the Carmel Art Festival, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting…

When Your Art Goes on the Road

Once or twice a year, artist Christopher Pierce presents exhibitions of his own work in his studio. All the works are framed and hung to signify a professional, gallery atmosphere. Gaining exposure and recognition for one’s fine art oil paintings or watercolors starts with putting finished pieces in the public and critical eye. This can…

Please Read, Artist Daily E-Newsletters Subscribers

Hi All, We are doing a bit of reorganizing and revamping here at Artist Daily, and that includes making a few changes to our E-Newsletters. For those of you who get the Artist Daily E-Newsletter, nothing will be changing. You'll be getting the same great articles and resources–and my smiling face! If you have receive…

Serious Serendipity & More

So excited about the April issue of The Artist's Magazine! We first saw the painting now on the cover of our April issue, Aine, Death Valley (oil painting, 20 x 30) when we were judging entries in The Artist's Magazine's 2011 Annual Art Competition. We loved Katie's work, even though she didn't (that year) win…

You Be the Judge

Hi all, I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you more about the new "You Be the Judge" Art Contest 2013, which is an online art contest dedicated to helping educate, inspire, and equip artists by giving them the opportunity to showcase their work and a chance to win prizes that could greatly help…

Paint What You Love

We're pleased to announce that the Grand Prize winner in the "What Do You Love?" watercolor art contest is Johne Richardson, of Overland Park, Kansas. Congratulations, Johne! The winning image will be featured alongside the artist's other work in a feature article in the June 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine, which will be available…