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Watercolor in the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
(Granada, Nicaragua)


December 8-12, 2014

Join us for this unique 5-day watercolor workshop in Granada, the Colonial Heart of Nicaragua! Designed to take advantage of the country's natural beauty, we will cover perspective, composition, and plein air in a variety of environments ranging from Colonial city streets to volcano slopes to ocean beaches. Inspire your intrepid, creative soul!

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Broma Sole Artist Residency
(Costa Rica)


February 20 - March 8, 2015

An unequaled all-inclusive drawing & painting experience in Costa Rica. Plein air painting in lush tropical gardens, stunning cloud forest views, and picturesque Caribbean beaches... gorgeous exotic produce and flowers for still life arrangements, and live models against a backdrop of bamboo and palms. Choose between full immersion stay with local host families or stay at Broma Sole.

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Thailand Painting Holidays
(Phon Phisai, Thailand)


Thru January 25, 2015

Our small arts retreat guest house is in a sleepy Mekong riverside town in rural NE Thailand. We provide a combination of painting /photography tuition and a unique access to Thai rural culture. Off the beaten track safe and friendly. Run by internationally recognised artist and teacher Jeremy Holton with his Thai wife.

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Intro to Encaustic (Fish Creek, WI)


October 25-26, 2014

Learn the fundamentals of painting with encaustic paints and medium. This workshop will cover color mixing, making glazes and safe studio practices. We will also explore the various characteristics that make this medium unique - from optical depth, to texture and mark making - as well as working with image transfers and mixed media applications.

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Classical Oil Portraiture (Atlanta, GA)


May 14-17, 2015

Learn how to lay in an accurate underdrawing in vine charcoal and create a small color study as a tool for making color choices. Then we will create an underpainting, a wash in a thin layer of color over your underdrawing. Next we will learn to execute the overpainting. Finally, we will learn a glazing technique.

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Painting with a Loose Brush (Sarasota, FL)


December 6-14, 2014

In this oil painting workshop, students learn to truly see and seek alternative approaches to composition and perspective, and explore avenues of visual expression. Through one-on-one demonstrations, discussion, and in-studio practice, students will work from still life to learn a variety of techniques to "paint with a loose brush" and will develop a new appreciation for the fluidity of the medium.

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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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The Still Life in Oil (Langley, WA)


November 7-9, 2014

Focusing on traditional ideas and techniques, students will develop the vital tools for creating skillful, luminous still-life paintings in oil. Focusing on composition and color, students learn to create thoughtful, interesting arrangements and examine the relationships between value, color, and intensity. Class discussions and instructor demonstrations help students build successful skills for independent work and proficiency in problem-solving strategies.

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Master Class with Elizabeth Osborne (Philadelphia, PA)


November 8-9, 2014

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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Transforming the Landscape in Watercolor (Bernard, ME)


June 29 - July 2, 2015

Workshop emphasis is on techniques and strategies for transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor; scenes that reach out and connect with viewers. Joyce teaches simple easy to learn methods that will appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking.

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"Delta Funk" (Lodi, CA)


October 10-12, 2014

Open to all levels with a limit of 16 students. We filled two classes of this workshop in 2013, because it was so popular. The class paints on location in "the Delta" (roughly between Sacramento and San Francisco)... in the small historic river towns of Locke, Isleton, or Rio Vista.

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The Plein Air Primer: Essential Practices of the Outdoor Painter (Coupeville, WA)


April 18-19, 2015

This studio workshop will cover limited focus as a means to simplify and build strong compositions, the value divisions of landscape, the proper way to plan and begin your painting, and how to approach color. We will also review the logistics of plein air: how to set up outdoors and organize a light pack of supplies. Suitable for oil, acrylic or pastel painters.

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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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Oct30
NATIONAL call to artists

21st Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, CA - $7,000 in awards

Oct31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Art Basel Miami Week 2014 | Cosmic Connections Exhibition - Miami, FL - $3,000 in awards

Oct31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Wonderful World of Color Online Exhibition and Competition - Radio interview, membership, & publication

Nov1
REGIONAL call to artists

Stairway to Recovery - New London, CT - 5 Awards will be given

Nov3
NATIONAL call to artists

Contemporaneous Commentary: Voices in the Current Sociopolitical Atmosphere - Wichita, KS - Solo exhibition with honorarium for shipping

Nov3
NATIONAL call to artists

Valdosta National 2015 - Valdosta, GA - $1,500 in awards

Nov4
NATIONAL call to artists

Juried Portrait Exhibition : Michael Shane Neal, Juror - Atlanta, GA

Nov5
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Ground Floor Gallery's 3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition - Nashville, TN - solo exhibition

Nov7
REGIONAL call to artists

West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition - Redding, CA - $5,750 in awards

Nov14
NATIONAL call to artists

The Nor'Easter: 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition - New Britain, CT - $1,750 in awards

Nov15
NATIONAL call to artists

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts - Cedar Key, FL - Over $16,000 in prize money and purchase awards

Nov15
NATIONAL call to artists

31st Annual National Painting Show - Redding, CA - $2,000 in awards

Nov19
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

On Beauty International Photographic Call For Entries - Fort Collins, CO - More than $1,150 in awards

Nov24
NATIONAL call to artists

National Art Encounter Competition 2015 - Naples, FL - $2,500 in awards

Nov28
REGIONAL call to artists

Reaction - Point Reyes, CA - $250 Best of Show, 3 non cash awards of merit

Nov30
REGIONAL call to artists

2015 Hunting Art Prize - Houston, TX - $50,000 award

Nov30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Emerging Artists 2015 - Hudson, NY - Solo exhibition and $2400 in publication awards

Dec1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

LACDA "Snap to Grid" Open Call, every entry shown! - Los Angeles, CA

Dec4
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

International Krappy Kamera Competition 2015 - New York, NY - First, second and third place

Dec5
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Scientificous: Exploring the Art of Science - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Dec6
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition - Online exhibition - $10,000 in Cash Prizes and Purchases

Dec8
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Schism: Exploring Conflict - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Dec7
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts International Online Photography Exhibition - $600 in cash awards

Dec14
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

2nd Annual Women in Art Exhibition - Laguna Beach, CA

Dec31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

International Drawing Annual 10 - Art Publication - $2000 in total prizes

Jan1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Jan5
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Jan16
NATIONAL call to artists

2015 Columbus Arts Festival - Columbus, OH - $11,000 in various merit awards

Jan18
NATIONAL call to artists

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair - Bellevue, WA - $10,000 in awards

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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