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Mindful Painting: A 5-Day Retreat (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)


Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2014

Steeped in the colors, textures, and music of San Miguel, we bring connection with ourselves, each other, and the richness of Mexican culture into the creative process. Guided meditations and studio painting practices are inspired by excursions, discussions & explorations. Workshops in California are also available. www.mindfulpainting.com Contact: Marianne Rowe: (831) 373-1017; mrowe@pacbell.net

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Painting in Oil or Acrylic (Sedona, AZ)


May 9, 2014

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. Students may work from life and/or photos.

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Clay Studio (Little Switzerland, NC)


July 13-19, 2014

Learn building, throwing, glazing and firing skills while creatively pushing an idea beyond the expected. Explore hand-building construction using coil, pinch, slab and extrusion methods, as well as wheel throwing. Using fire, paper, sawdust and even horse hair, the smoke of the raku firing process creates unexpected and unique finishing results that are an exhilarating conclusion to this workshop.

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The Art of the Figure (Langley, WA)


July 21-25, 2014

With frequent demos, hands-on instruction and working from the live model, students will be covering the many aspects of painting the figure and portrait in the intimate interior setting. Focusing on the essential building blocks of art (shape, value, color, edge and drawing) students will learn how to confidently and systematically approach the complexities of the most difficult yet rewarding of all subjects...the human form.

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Watercolor Workshop with Frank Webb (Coupeville, WA)


June 2-6, 2014

Through lectures and demonstrations, Webb will clarify the design principles used to re-create a new reality, establish unity, and produce unique works. Participants will learn to recognize and nurture their personal vision, sharpen their craft, and awaken a critical view of their own production. All styles of painting and levels of expertise are welcome.

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Rich Underpainting & Luminous Light (Bend, OR)


June 5-8, 2014

Terri Ford's main objective is to convey a fresh and impressionistic portrayal of her subjects. During this painting workshop, Terri will discuss the power and variety of underpainting color choices, application of the pastel throughout the painting process, details in the final stages, and 'knowing when to stop'. She will teach you how to keep your painting vibrant and fresh, while avoiding the pitfalls of overworking.

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Plein Air and Studio Landscape in Pastel or Oil (Bernard, ME)


September 23-26, 2014

The workshop is open to both oil painters and pastelists. All demonstrations will be given in pastel. The first two days will be a studio landscape painting experience, and the last two will be plein air (weather permitting). Plein Air topics: Finding good subject matter, Setting up your easel, Overcoming changing conditions of light, and understanding the 4 types of light (light and shadow, form, silhouette, and local tone).

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Apr27
NATIONAL call to artists

"Dimensions, A 50th Anniversary" - Winston-Salem, NC - Over $1,800 in awards

Apr30
NATIONAL call to artists

Second Annual Portrait / Figurative Art Competition - Online exhibition - Marketing and Promotion awards

Apr30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Application Call - New Artists Feature - Online publication and artist registry

May1
NATIONAL call to artists

Me, Myself and I, National Juried Self-portrait Exhibition - Portales, NM - Spotlight Awards, Cash Prizes

May1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Projekt30's June 2014 Exhibition - Online exhibition - publicly juried winners

May7
REGIONAL call to artists

Art on Lark - Albany, NY - Awards for Metroland Best of and Times Union Best of

May8
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

San Francisco International Photography Exhibition - San Francisco, CA - $6,000 in awards

May8
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Impressions Online Competition - Best In Competition, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Awards of Excellence

May11
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Through My Eyes - How I See It - Laguna Beach, CA

May12
NATIONAL call to artists

Camera USA: National Photography Award and Exhibition 2014 - Naples, FL - $5,000 grand prize award

May12
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

34th Annual Spring Photography Contest - Online exhibition - Over $7,500 in cash & prizes

May14
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Explore exhibition - St Paul, MN - awards depend on number of entries

May29
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Still Life International Photographic Call for Entries - Fort Collins, CO - Over $1500 in cash & prizes

May26
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

LACDA "Top 40" International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA - Forty selected artists

May30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Live, Love and Laughter Awards - Online exhibition

May31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival - Pensacola, FL - $25,000 in awards

May31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Creative Nude Art Competition - Miami, FL - Over $10,000 in cash and gift prizes

May31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Dave Bown Projects - 8th Semiannual Competition - Online exhibition - $10,000 in prizes

Jun1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Manifest Gallery Call for Solo Exhibit Proposals - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit & 'season annual' publication

Jun2
NATIONAL call to artists

BWAC "Color" Show - Brooklyn, NY - $3,000 in awards

Jun20
NATIONAL call to artists

All Media National Juried Exhibition - Chico, CA - $1750 in cash awards

Jun27
NATIONAL call to artists

2014 California Open Exhibition - Santa Monica, CA - Cash Awards

Jun30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

2014 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online exhibition - $4,500 in cash awards

Jul12
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 35th International Juried Exhibition - Harrisburg, PA - $12,000 plus in awards

Jul14
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 68th International Aqueous Open - Pittsburgh, PA - $4,000 in awards