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"Luminous, Lustrous Colored Pencil" (Boone, NC)


October 12-16, 2015

Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, as well as 4 instructional DVDs, teaches colored pencil workshops nationwide. Kristy provides an informative and enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy) and watercolor pencils will be included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Enjoy an unforgettable workshop in a top-notch studio atmosphere.

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Drawing and Painting with Qi (Philadelphia, PA)


August 1-2, 2015

Designed for those with painting and drawing experience who desire to improve their skills and elevate their artistic expression of the human figure. In traditional Chinese culture, qi refers to the life force or energy flow that pervades all things. Learn to recognize qi energy and how to incorporate it into your art.

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Creating Abstraction in Pastel or Acrylic (Bernard, ME)


August 10-13, 2015

This workshop will emphasize developing abstract paintings in pastel or acrylic. Students will learn a variety of ways to develop both non-objective and nature based abstractions. Time will be spent drawing from nature and taking these drawings back to the studio to create abstractions. Students will learn to "loosen up", be more expressive and work intuitively.

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Architectural Sketching with Donald Lee Carruthers, AIR (Key West, FL)


June 19, 2015

A practicing architect for 30+ years, Carruthers teaches perspective to help students gain comfort in sketching urban environments. While emphasizing existing architecture, he also touches on the construction of imaginary spaces, expanding students' opportunity to get creative. Techniques for watercolor, mixed media, and pencil are covered, and reference materials provided.

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Painting for All Levels (Sedona, AZ)


June 19, 2015

Gain the confidence to be a painter! From the beginning to the experienced student, this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value, pattern, composition and color. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention.

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Alla Prima Figure Painting (Langley, WA)


July 13-16, 2015

This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. Learn to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color/ light and shadow. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely.

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Free-Flowing Landscapes in Watercolor (Fish Creek, WI)


August 21-22, 2015

Let your creative juices flow as you walk the line between representation and abstraction. Allow your watercolors to unleash their natural power with vibrant fluid color, surprising textures, and limitless possibilities. Rob demonstrates his methods and techniques, and outlines a process to create large, loose, flowing watercolor landscapes.

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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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Plein Air Painting in Watercolor (Bali)


August 8-22, 2016

Spend two weeks with us on the exotic island of Bali, painting as well as learning about a new culture, new foods, interesting traditions and ceremonies, native dances, museums, massages on the beach ...also great shopping possibilities. Indeed, this is a trip to remember! It's a sensory paradise.

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Figure Painting: Simplified (Scottsdale, AZ)


July 28-30, 2015

If you have been intimidated by the idea of painting the figurative subject, or simply want to revisit the basics of painting portraits, nudes and costumed models, this class is for you. Build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of figure painting. Clearly expressed principles regarding values, form modeling, color and edges will demystify these sometimes confusing topics.

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Color and Energy Workshop: Oils or Acrylics (Bainbridge Island, WA)


May 12-15, 2016

Join artist Karen O'Neil for this four-day painting intensive. Working from still life, students are encouraged to work with larger brushes, and to simplify form. Focus is on the study of atmospheric effects of light on color. Building form with value and color will be emphasized. The relationship of color theory to representational painting will be discussed. All levels welcome.

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"Carmel By The Sea" En Plein Air (Carmel, CA)


August 24-27, 2015

Paint along the Monterey and Carmel Coastline en plain air with Plein Air Painters of America member, Randall Sexton. Open to all levels, this workshop is especially geared to encourage the experienced artist to reach greater heights in their work. Sexton will review the basics of solid picture making - while sharing his own methods for simplifying.

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Loosen Up Intensive (Bend, OR)


August 24-26, 2015

Marla uses the foundations of painting together with a playful non-precious approach to help you discover the assurance and confidence that allows true "loosening up" in your painting. This workshop includes demonstrations, individual mentoring, and positive actionable critiques. Paint with more confidence & expression. Learn how to interpret your reference not copy it.

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Creatively Paint with Gary Bodner (Atlanta, GA)


November 13-14, 2015

Experience a fun-filled two day workshop with one of Atlanta's favorite artists, Gary Bodner. He will encourage students to work large, strong and colorful with an expressionistic style and to think more creatively. Bodner was recently honored by the Huntsville Museum of Art as the "Painter of the Year".

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Sculptural Felted Garments (Coupeville, WA)


October 13-17, 2015

This feltmaking workshop explores the different possibilities of felted garment designs. Creating intricate and original surface designs using nuno prefelts, each student will develop a pattern that suits her body shape. The main focus of this workshop will be on surface decoration and the manipulation of garment design.

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Jul30
NATIONAL call to artists

NOAPS 25th Best of America Exhibit 2015 - Bolivar, MO - $10,000 in cash and sponsor awards

Jul31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Summer 2015 Studio Visit Competition - 150 artists selected for vol. 31 & 32

Aug1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Open Call for Art - 5 Year Anniversary Online Exhibition - Over $10,000 in cash and awards

Aug1
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American Craft Council Shows - Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, San Francisco

Aug5
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Viewpoint: Landscape and Architecture Photography - Portland, Oregon

Aug8
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ViewPoint 47 - Cincinnati, OH - Over $6,000 in cash and sponsor awards

Aug10
REGIONAL call to artists

Juried Art Show - Sugar Hill, GA - Best in Show; First-Third Place; Mayor's Choice; Honorable Mention; Merit

Aug14
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State of the Arts 2015 - Prairie Village, KS - $3,500 in total awards

Aug21
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Fresh Paint Biennial - Cincinnati, OH - group exhibition

Aug24
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LACDA 2015 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA - 10 museum quality prints (approx. $2,500-$3,000 value) and a solo exhibition

Aug26
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Illuminate with Elizabeth Avedon: Call for Photography - Fort Collins, CO - Over $1,500 in awards

Aug29
NATIONAL call to artists

really Affordable Art Show - Brooklyn, NY - $2050 in awards

Aug30
NATIONAL call to artists

National Fiber Show - Kent, OH - Over $2000 in awards

Aug31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

A Show Of Heads - Hudson, NY - $2200 in publication awards

Aug31
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I PECOFacet International Painting Competition - Arteixo, Spain - Awards: 6,000 euros / 4,000 euros

Aug31
REGIONAL call to artists

New American Paintings 2015 Northeastern Competition - 40 winners will appear in the Feb/Mar '16 edition

Sep2
NATIONAL call to artists

Seventh Annual National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition - Selinsgrove, PA - $5,000 in awards

Sep4
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

"ArtCards to Connect" Exhibit your art in Manhattan for charities - New York, NY

Sep5
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Dave Bown Projects - Photography Competition 2015 - Online exhibition - $5,000 in cash prizes

Sep20
NATIONAL call to artists

10th Annual Open Juried Exhibit "Printmaking Now" - Warren, RI - Cash awards

Sep30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 9 Book & Exhibition - Fort Collins, CO - Solo exhibition stipend & publication

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Oct1
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The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, OH - $5,000 Cash Award + Solo Exhibition of ONE work

Oct5
NATIONAL call to artists

The First Catskill Digital Art Competition - Catskill, NY exhibition

Oct23
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Triumph Art Prize - London, UK - $5,500 in awards

Nov6
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

50 Art and Photo Contests - Online exhibition - Cash prizes

Nov7
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, OR - Cash & purchase awards plus a solo show

Nov28
NATIONAL call to artists

Expo 35 competition - Huntington, NY - group exhibition for the winners

Jan1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Spring 2016 - cities in VA, NJ, PA, MD

Jan4
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Oct1
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Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Fall 2016 - cities in MD, NJ, PA, VA