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Join Erin Dertner in Sweden for a Painting Holiday


July 10-25, 2016

Spend two weeks this summer painting in beautiful Österlen & Falsterbo in southern Sweden. Non-painters are welcome to join us, as well as artists of any skill level. Price includes all travel within the country, lodging, breakfast each day, lunch or dinner each day and art assistance.

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Transcending the Photo Reference (Ann Arbor, Michigan)


Sep 7-10, 2016

This 4-day oil painting workshop is designed to guide the students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using both indirect and direct painting techniques. It aims to instruct painters on how to use the photograph to create a painting that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitate it.

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Discounted Plein Air Workshop (Southwest France)


June 18-24, 2016

Only 2 spots left! $500 off! Spend a week in a luxurious, historic property surrounded by vineyards and olive groves (with pool and steam baths!). Daily painting excursions to very special locations, such as the gardens of an ancient abbey and ruins of a Cathar castle. All meals provided, including lunch at sunny cafes in the French countryside. Contact info@cerulean-france.com

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Color and Light Tuscany with Marjorie Glick (Tuscany, Italy)


Sep. 17-24, 2016

All mediums! Learn to think like a painter while under the Tuscan Sun! We will stay at the beautifully restored San Fedele monastery in the Chianti hills dating from the 11th century. Experience the beauty of Tuscany while enlivening your artists eye to paint/sketch what moves you. The week includes: daily plein air lessons, excursions to sightsee and paint, all breakfasts and all dinners.

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Plein Air Portugal 2016 (Amarante, Portugal)


July 23 - August 3

Plein Air Portugal: Artist Retreat/Workshop for independent and novice artists. 10 days in northern Portugal, living in an historic B&B, with spacious bedrooms, 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners and fantastic work sites. Photography, drawing and painting instruction lead by exhibiting artists and educators with years of experience working in NYC.

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The Wonder of Florence: Discovering Beauty (Florence, Italy)


June 23-30, 2016

"The Wonder of Florence: Discovering Beauty," commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Florence flood, will offer participants the rare opportunity to help restore a priceless work of Florentine art -- and to directly benefit historic art restoration -- all while exploring the city's rich cultural heritage. Join us at the inspiring 15th-century Villa il Palmerino for this purposeful retreat!

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Express the Moment (Jacksonville, Oregon)


June 14-17, 2016

Plein air paint with freedom and confidence! Sweet, historic Jacksonville, Oregon is the perfect setting for this inspirational watercolor workshop (with an introduction to gouache). Instructor Vinita Pappas will teach you how to simplify the scene, mix colors from life, avoid common mistakes, and more. Become enchanted with plein air painting!

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The Figure in Clay (Fish Creek, WI)


June 20-22, 2016

This workshop investigates the human figure through a methodical and anatomical approach to sculpture. Hands-on practice will provide experience and understanding in building internal armatures, observational skills, sculpting techniques, and problem solving. Join Robin as she discusses topics relating to human anatomy, skeletal structure, body proportions, pose, and gesture.

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Portrait Painting Basics (Philadelphia, PA)


July 23-24, 2016

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations, portrait history and tips on painting children's portraits. Valuable information for all levels.

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May6
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Master Pieces: 10th Annual International MFA/MA Exhibit - Cincinnati, OH

May6
NATIONAL call to artists

"The Reintegration of Pro Football" - Canton, OH - $25,000 award

May8
NATIONAL call to artists

TRAHC's 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - Texarkana, TX - $3,750 in awards

May10
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Framed: Landscape and Architecture Photography Exhibit - Portland, OR - group exhibition

May13
REGIONAL call to artists

Favell Museum Annual Juried Art Show and Sale - Klamath Falls, OR - $1,750 in awards

May15
NATIONAL call to artists

Land - Group Landscape Photography Exhibition - Wichita, KS

May15
NATIONAL call to artists

2016 Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists - Simsbury, CT - $3,000 in awards

May20
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

36th Annual Spring Photography Contest - Online exhibition - Over $6,950 in cash and equipment!

May23
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All "Scapes" (Scenery) Art Contest - Online exhibition - Artwork included in Exquisite Arts Magazine

May25
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Exhibit at UGallery.com - professional gallery representation online

May30
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Starving Artists Outdoor Fair - Racine, WI

May31
NATIONAL call to artists

Fall Fest at The Hermitage - Hermitage, TN - $2000 in cash awards

May31
NATIONAL call to artists

Copper Country Art Festival - Copper Mountain, CO

Jun1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

45th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts - Northport, AL - $7,000 in awards

Jun2
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Color exhibit - Brooklyn, NY - $3,000 in cash awards

Jun4
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Dave Bown Projects 12th Semiannual Competition - Online exhibit - $10,000 in cash prizes and purchases

Jun5
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Open Theme - Laguna Beach, CA - group exhibition

Jun6
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7th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition - St. Augustine, FL - $5,000 Total/$2000 First Place

Jun9
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

American Landscapes - Annapolis, MD - $1,000 in awards

Jun10
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Nude: 8th Annual Open Call Exploring the Human Form - Cincinnati, OH

Jun12
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Art Comes Alive - Cincinnati, OH - Purchase awards, publishing contracts, gallery contracts, and cash awards!

Jun15
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Public Art to Honor E.L. Doctorow - New Rochelle, NY - $1,500 for Semi-finalists, $15,000 stipend + project budget of $80,000 for selected artist

Jun30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

2016 Art Kudos Juried Competition & Online Exhibition - $4,500 in awards

Jun30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

The 7th International Painting Annual: A Juried Publication - $2,000 in cash awards

Jun30
NATIONAL call to artists

Gallatin Art Crossing 2016-2017 Show & Installation - Bozeman, MT - $1,000 new artists' stipends

Jul8
NATIONAL call to artists

Maritime Visions, Sea Tales & Lighthouse Legends - Staten Island, NY juried arts and crafts festival

Jul15
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

In, On, Of Paper - Nelsonville, OH - over $900 in awards

Jul19
NATIONAL call to artists

NEWS 15th Biennial North American Open Show - Gloucester, MA - over $7,000 in awards

Jul29
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Photo-Real: Open Call for works of Photo-Realism - Cincinnati, OH

Jul29
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Real-Photo: Open Call for Works of Photography that Appear Non-photographic - Cincinnati, OH

Aug1
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Lensflare - Photography Exhibition - Laguna Beach, CA

Aug5
REGIONAL call to artists

MAC Fest 2016 - Milford, CT

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Fall 2016 - cities in MD, NJ, PA, VA

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Wearable Expressions 2017 - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - $20,000 in awards