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Make Your Paintings Sing! (Langley, WA)


June 15-19, 2015

Most artists say that their number one problem is painting (or seeing) sparkling color. In this oil/pastel painting workshop, you will learn to: see color accurately; mix what you see; paint the subtle color variations within a mass; capture the effect of light; create color harmony; avoid "mud"; and differentiate between garish and realistic color.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Creative iPhone Photography with Shirley Drevich (Key West, FL)


January 22, 2015

As most people with a smart phone in their pocket have come to realize, there's a world of possibility within that little package. Drevich, who has gained national attention and numerous awards for her work, shows users how to tap into their camera's full potential as a strong creative tool. Limited to 16 students.

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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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Dec31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Dec31
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Holidays and Traditions Theme Art Competition and Exhibition - Radio interview, publication, & marketing

Jan1
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Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Spring 2015 - cities in VA, NJ, PA, MD

Jan4
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PhotoSpiva 39th annual national competition & exhibition - Joplin, MO - $3,000 in cash awards

Jan5
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Embracing Our Differences - Sarasota & Bradenton, FL - $3,000 in awards

Jan6
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Michigan Annual XLII Exhibition - Mount Clemens, MI - $2,000 in cash + Honorable Mention Awards

Jan7
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Black and White: 2015 Photography Exhibition - Portland, OR

Jan14
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H20/Water Call for Photography - Fort Collins, CO - Over $1,500 in awards

Jan15
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60th Annual Boardwalk Art Show - Virginia Beach, VA - $25,000+ in prize money; $7,500 best in show award

Jan15
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Art Hive Online Call To Artists

Jan16
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2015 Columbus Arts Festival - Columbus, OH - $11,000 in various merit awards

Jan16
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Nude Attitude 2015 exhibition - Peoria, IL - $1,500 in awards

Jan16
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In Situ: Call for Site-Specific Entries - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Jan18
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Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair - Bellevue, WA - $10,000 in awards

Jan19
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Open Call: Artists living and working in Florida - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Jan19
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Open Call: Artists living and working in Michigan - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Jan23
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24th Annual Oil Painters of America National Exhibition & Convention - St. Augustine, FL - $75,000+ in awards

Feb9
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World Illustration Awards 2015 - London, UK - Traveling Exhibition and Catalog inclusion

Feb14
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St. Clair Art Fair - Saint Clair, MI - $2,500 in cash awards

Feb27
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Drawn: Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Mar1
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Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Call for Exhibitors - Toronto, Ontario - $25,000 in awards

Mar1
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Shoreline Arts Festival Marketplace - Shoreline, WA

Mar2
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2015 Cain Park Arts Festival - Cleveland Heights, OH - cash prizes

Mar10
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Chelsea International Fine Art Competition - New York, NY - Exhibition, Cash prizes and more

Mar18
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Camera USA 2015: National Photography Award and Exhibition - Naples, FL - $5,000 cash award plus round-trip air & hotel to attend reception

Mar23
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Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards - Hamilton, NJ - Exhibit + Featured in Sculpture magazine + 1yr ISC membership

Mar25
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Art Olympia - Toshima City, Tokyo Japan - $500,000 in awards

Mar31
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Deep Freeze - St Paul, MN - $100 Curator's Choice Award

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

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

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