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Luminous Watercolor (Orvieto, Italy)


September 27 - October 3, 2015

Watercolor amidst the ancient magic of the Umbria section of Italy. Basic watercolor technique, washes, color mixing, texture along with forays to visually stimulating locations in town as well as markets, orchards or vineyards. Work in studio and plein air. All levels welcome- no experience necessary.

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Special One Month Summer Painting Vacation in Mexico (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)


June 1-26, July 6-31, Aug 3-28

Cristi Fer Art Studio offers a special 30 days art vacation emergence. Bright light, exciting landscape, Colonial architectures, flower, mariachi make San Miguel an inspirational cornucopia. Sketching, watercolor, plein air, in studio painting, personal style. Who will benefit: Art teachers looking for a special vacation, retirees in search of cultural retreat, artists looking for inspiration. Space limited to 4.

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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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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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Weekend Warrior Workshop: Figure Focus (Nashville, TN)


April 24-25, 2015

This workshop will focus on the figure in a series of exercises designed to challenge artists at every experience level. Working from life, students come away with a new understanding of the human form, color-mixing, composition, and paint-handling. Both short and long poses. Bring your own easel. Class limited to 10 students.

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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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Joomchi (Coupeville, WA)


July 17-20, 2015

Joomchi is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper by using water, and eager hands. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to become acquainted with its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into contemporary art form.

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Art for the Table (Fish Creek, WI)


July 13-16, 2015

Learn to make finely-crafted, food safe pots using the pottery wheel. Beginning students will be introduced to basic forms such as cups, bowls and plates. Advanced students will refine their technique while creating more advanced forms such as pitchers, jars, and cream and sugar sets. Ample time will be allowed for practicing and perfecting your skills.

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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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Master Class with Jan Baltzell (Philadelphia, PA)


June 12-14, 2015

Join acclaimed artist and PAFA faculty member Jan Baltzell to explore the varied paths from direct observation toward abstraction and invention. Baltzell's own painterly abstractions display a master's control of contrasting mark-making that transcends the viewer's conventional vocabulary. Space is limited.

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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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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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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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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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May22
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Master Pieces:9th Annual Exhibition of Current/Recent MFA/MA Grad Students - Cincinnati, OH

May25
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LACDA 2015 "Top 40" Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA - Forty artists & photographers selected

May29
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2015 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship Grant - up to $10,000

May30
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Baang + Burne 2014-15 Call to Entry / New Works Grant - New York, NY - Representation and/ or $2,500 cash

May31
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2015 D'YS Institute Contemporary Art Prize - Online exhibition - $1,000 and publication in The D'YS Journal

Jun1
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6th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit - St. Augustine, FL - $5,000 in awards

Jun1
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Momentum: Images of Dance - Call for Photography - Cash prizes, frameable certificates & online exhibition

Jun1
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Commonwheel Artists 41st Annual Labor Day Art Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Best of Show wins free booth for 2016

Jun1
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Season 12 Call for Exhibit Proposals - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Jun1
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8th Annual Governors Island Art Fair - New York, NY - one hundred artists will receive free exhibition space

Jun1
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7th Florida All-Media Juried Biennial - Hollywood, FL - $4,000 in awards

Jun3
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Travels Photography Contest: Santa Fe Photo Workshops - Online exhibition - Over $9,000 in prizes, including photo workshops

Jun5
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2015 MGAL National Juried Exhibition - Memphis, TN - $7500 in cash, merchandise, and purchase awards

Jun5
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Gone to the Dogs 6 - Denver, CO - Awards of recognition TBD

Jun6
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Dave Bown Projects - 10th Semiannual Competition - Online exhibition - $10,000 in cash prizes

Jun8
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Focus: Grayscale - Photography exhibition - Portland, OR

Jun10
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2nd Annual Black & White National Juried Art Show - Brooklyn, NY - $3,000 in cash awards

Jun10
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The Thoroughbred Music and Arts Festival - Aiken, SC

Jun13
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"Unbound, Vol V" Call to Artists - South Pomfret, VT

Jun13
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Nakedness - Laguna Beach, CA

Jun14
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TRAC2015 Online Art Competition 4 - Cash prizes plus a chance to win a Full Pass & Hotel Stay for The Representational Art Conference, Nov 1-4, in Ventura, CA

Jun15
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A Sense of Place, 35th Annual Juried Fine Art Competition - Augusta, GA - $1,750 in awards

Jun15
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55th Artists' Alpine Holiday Show - Ouray, CO - $7,300 cash awards plus purchase awards

Jun15
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American Academy of Equine Art: 2015 Fall Open Juried Exhibition - Georgetown, KY - $1,000 in awards

Jun17
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Rural Impressions 2015 - New York, NY - $3,000 in awards

Jun19
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Schedello! Fine Arts & Music Festival - Elmore, OH - First Prize plus 3 honorable mentions - cash awards

Jun22
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First Annual Defiance Wine Country Art Festival - Defiance, MO

Jun24
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Still Life 2015 Call for Photography - Fort Collins, CO - Over $1,500 in awards

Jun26
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2015 California Open - Santa Monica, CA - cash awards

Jun26
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7th Annual NUDE: International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Human Form - Cincinnati, OH

Jun29
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Expatriates: Artists Who are Originally from (but no longer live in) KY, OH, IN - Cincinnati, OH

Jun30
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2015 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online exhibition - $4,500 in cash awards

Jun30
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La Jolla Art & Wine Festival - La Jolla, CA - Multiple Best of Show Awards

Jun30
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Strange Figurations - Hudson, NY - $2200 in publication awards

Jun30
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6th Annual International Painting Annual Publication - $2,000 in awards

Jun30
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SMART- Science & Math based Art Contest - Online exhibition - Cash Prizes

Jul10
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Louisville 30th Anniversary National Fine Art Show - Louisville, CO - $3,000 in awards

Jul30
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NOAPS 25th Best of America Exhibit 2015 - Bolivar, MO - $10,000 in cash and sponsor awards

Oct1
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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

Nov6
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50 Art and Photo Contests - Online exhibition - Cash Prizes