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Watercolor in the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
(Granada, Nicaragua)


December 8-12, 2014

Join us for this unique 5-day watercolor workshop in Granada, the Colonial Heart of Nicaragua! Designed to take advantage of the country's natural beauty, we will cover perspective, composition, and plein air in a variety of environments ranging from Colonial city streets to volcano slopes to ocean beaches. Inspire your intrepid, creative soul!

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Thailand Painting Holidays
(Phon Phisai, Thailand)


Thru January 25, 2015

Our small arts retreat guest house is in a sleepy Mekong riverside town in rural NE Thailand. We provide a combination of painting /photography tuition and a unique access to Thai rural culture. Off the beaten track safe and friendly. Run by internationally recognised artist and teacher Jeremy Holton with his Thai wife.

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Watercolors in Collioure, France - The City of Painters
(Collioure, France)


May 10-16, 2015

Paint on the Coast of Southern France with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs in this Artist's Retreat and Workshop. Walk and explore in the footsteps of many famous painters as you learn how to jazz up your watercolors in "The City of Painters". Our charming hotel is complete with a private walled garden, painting and meeting areas and swimming pool.

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Intro to Encaustic (Fish Creek, WI)


October 25-26, 2014

Learn the fundamentals of painting with encaustic paints and medium. This workshop will cover color mixing, making glazes and safe studio practices. We will also explore the various characteristics that make this medium unique - from optical depth, to texture and mark making - as well as working with image transfers and mixed media applications.

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Plein Air Painting in Watercolor (Avignon, France)


June 9-19, 2015

Avignon is home to some great museums, beautiful architecture, the biggest Gothic palace in the world, and a famous medieval bridge. We will take a couple of painting day trips as well, to hill towns including St. Remy for its fabulous market day! This plein air workshop is designed to inspire you and improve your painting skills.

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Classical Oil Portraiture (Atlanta, GA)


May 14-17, 2015

Learn how to lay in an accurate underdrawing in vine charcoal and create a small color study as a tool for making color choices. Then we will create an underpainting, a wash in a thin layer of color over your underdrawing. Next we will learn to execute the overpainting. Finally, we will learn a glazing technique.

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Make Your Paintings Sing! (Langley, WA)


June 15-19, 2015

Most artists say that their number one problem is painting (or seeing) sparkling color. In this oil/pastel painting workshop, you will learn to: see color accurately; mix what you see; paint the subtle color variations within a mass; capture the effect of light; create color harmony; avoid "mud"; and differentiate between garish and realistic color.

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Master Class with Elizabeth Osborne (Philadelphia, PA)


November 8-9, 2014

Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with one of America's premier painters and esteemed PAFA faculty member Elizabeth Osborne. Work with a full-color palette, from a visually rich still-life and life model arrangement, and learn to create form and articulate space. This workshop is excellent for artists interested in revitalizing their work and advancing their enthusiastic love of color.

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The Plein Air Primer: Essential Practices of the Outdoor Painter (Coupeville, WA)


April 18-19, 2015

This studio workshop will cover limited focus as a means to simplify and build strong compositions, the value divisions of landscape, the proper way to plan and begin your painting, and how to approach color. We will also review the logistics of plein air: how to set up outdoors and organize a light pack of supplies. Suitable for oil, acrylic or pastel painters.

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Transforming the Landscape in Watercolor (Bernard, ME)


June 29 - July 2, 2015

Workshop emphasis is on techniques and strategies for transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor; scenes that reach out and connect with viewers. Joyce teaches simple easy to learn methods that will appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking.

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"Delta Funk" (Lodi, CA)


October 10-12, 2014

Open to all levels with a limit of 16 students. We filled two classes of this workshop in 2013, because it was so popular. The class paints on location in "the Delta" (roughly between Sacramento and San Francisco)... in the small historic river towns of Locke, Isleton, or Rio Vista.

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Northern Light: On location in Maine with acrylics and watercolor! (Rockland, ME)


August 31 - September 4, 2015

Whichever medium you use, you'll benefit from Bill's expertise in the areas of concept and composition, drawing, values, color, and paint-handling. His response to his environment is lyric and sensitive and his instruction is solid, attentive and thorough. This Plein Air class will take full advantage of our beautiful nearby painting sites.

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Nov24
NATIONAL call to artists

National Art Encounter Competition 2015 - Naples, FL - $2,500 in awards

Nov28
REGIONAL call to artists

Reaction - Point Reyes, CA - $250 Best of Show, 3 non cash awards of merit

Nov30
REGIONAL call to artists

2015 Hunting Art Prize - Houston, TX - $50,000 award

Nov30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Emerging Artists 2015 - Hudson, NY - Solo exhibition and $2400 in publication awards

Nov30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

All Photography - Online exhibition - Lifetime Memberships, Radio Interviews, Year End Anthology

Dec1
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LACDA "Snap to Grid" Open Call, every entry shown! - Los Angeles, CA

Dec4
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

International Krappy Kamera Competition 2015 - New York, NY - First, second and third place

Dec5
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Scientificous: Exploring the Art of Science - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Dec6
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Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition - Online exhibition - $10,000 in Cash Prizes and Purchases

Dec7
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Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts International Online Photography Exhibition - $600 in cash awards

Dec7
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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival - Reston, VA - $5,000 in awards

Dec8
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Schism: Exploring Conflict - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Dec8
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Field Work: Nature and Landscape Photography - Portland, OR

Dec14
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2nd Annual Women in Art Exhibition - Laguna Beach, CA

Dec31
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International Drawing Annual 10 - Art Publication - $2000 in total prizes

Jan1
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Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Spring 2015 - cities in VA, NJ, PA, MD

Jan5
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Embracing Our Differences - Sarasota & Bradenton, FL - $3,000 in awards

Jan6
REGIONAL call to artists

Michigan Annual XLII Exhibition - Mount Clemens, MI - $2,000 in cash + Honorable Mention Awards

Jan15
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Art Hive Online Call To Artists

Jan16
NATIONAL call to artists

2015 Columbus Arts Festival - Columbus, OH - $11,000 in various merit awards

Jan16
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Nude Attitude 2015 exhibition - Peoria, IL - $1,500 in awards

Jan18
NATIONAL call to artists

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair - Bellevue, WA - $10,000 in awards

Jan23
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

24th Annual Oil Painters of America National Exhibition & Convention - St. Augustine, FL - $75,000+ in awards

Feb14
NATIONAL call to artists

St. Clair Art Fair - Saint Clair, MI - $2,500 in cash awards

Mar1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Call for Exhibitors - Toronto, Ontario - $25,000 in awards

Feb9
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

World Illustration Awards 2015 - London, UK - Traveling Exhibition and Catalog inclusion

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Fall 2015 - cities in MD, NJ, PA, VA