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New York City Figure Painting Artist Residency & Exhibition (New York, NY)


November 1-14, 2015

Dacia Gallery invites artists to participate in an exciting Artist Residency program in New York City. Dacia's Artist Residency provides an academic program to inspire, refine and redefine the creative direction of artists in a painting intensive program. Courses will alternate between figurative painting and drawing, the business of art, guest speakers and lecturers. Plus a group exhibition.

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Pastel Portrait Workshop and Talk with Ellen Eagle (Ann Arbor, Michigan)


September 21-24, 2015

In this portraiture workshop, our goal is to observe our clothed model's form, color, and value relationships with a clear eye and to distill this complex information into a simply expressed, harmonious construction. Working in natural light, students will engage in an intense color analysis. Ellen will give a talk the night before the workshop begins.

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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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Welcome to Power Painting! (Fish Creek, WI)


September 28-30, 2015

Learn techniques that help you finished your paintings in one session, including using a limited palette, fewer brushstrokes, and enhanced lighting. Benefit from this fun and exciting workshop whether you now paint in oils, or haven't painted in quite a while. The goal will be to complete two paintings a day for the three days.

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Figure Drawing with Renée Foulks: Structure & Content (Philadelphia, PA)


December 5-6, 2015

Push the boundaries of your technical abilities and conceptual scope in your figure-based work. Topics will include design and organizational principles utilized by old and contemporary masters to establish visual harmony and a thematic integrity in their works. Special emphasis will be placed upon value and shape-design as a conveyor of content.

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Master Class with Elizabeth Osborne (Philadelphia, PA)


October 17-18, 2015

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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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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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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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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"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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Painting with Purpose (Atlanta, GA)


October 16-18, 2015

Learn how to make every brushstroke clear and meaningful. A fine painting does not happen by accident or luck but by seeing consciously. This workshop will teach you to think clearly and fearlessly about what you are putting on your canvas, concentrating on brush strokes and clean color, along with fine tuning your perception of values and edges.

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Painting from Life (Scottsdale, AZ)


November 16-20, 2015

Alla prima oil painting, direct painting wet on wet. In this workshop, students will paint from life, observing the model carefully to see and understand the form and also express the character of the individual posing. The objective of the workshop is to develop skill to paint realistically in the tradition of the Old Masters.

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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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Sep4
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"ArtCards to Connect" Exhibit your art in Manhattan for charities - New York, NY

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Compassion for Animals Art Show - Sandpoint, ID - prizes will be awarded

Sep9
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Photo Shoot (Open Theme) - Portland, Oregon

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

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Monolithic - Cincinnati, OH - group exhibition

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

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Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council Fall Arts Festival - Glens Falls, NY

Oct1
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Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Fall 2015 - cities in MD, NJ, PA, VA

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

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Macroscope - Cincinnati, OH - group exhibition

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

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The First Catskill Digital Art Competition - Catskill, NY exhibition

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Talent Plus - An Open Theme Exhibition - Laguna Beach, CA

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

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2015 Art Basel Miami Week Open Juried Exhibition "Help Hope Nepal Mural" - Miami, FL - Three Awards

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

Nov7
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Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, OR - Cash & purchase awards plus a solo show

Nov16
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Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show 2015: Epilogue - Baton Rouge, LA - $1000 grand prize

Nov28
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Expo 35 competition - Huntington, NY - group exhibition for the winners

Nov30
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2016 Hunting Art Prize - Houston, TX - $50,000 prize

Dec2
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5th Annual Call to Artist Juried Exhibit - West Palm Beach, FL - Best in Show receives gallery representation

Jan1
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Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Spring 2016 - cities in VA, NJ, PA, MD

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

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Lost Footprint - Mount Dora, FL - $450 in awards

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