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Join us for a Margaret Dyer Workshop (Florence, Italy)


May 14-26, 2015

Join us for a thirteen-day holiday painting workshop in the heart of Tuscany. Instructed by award-winning pastel artist Margaret Dyer, "The Figure in Florence" is a blend of artistic instruction and cultural immersion with a dose of la dolce vita thrown in for good measure.

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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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Saturday Still Life with Alaina Plowdrey (Key West, FL)


March 7 - May 23, 2015

Curated still life and loose instruction. Students can tap the instructor for feedback or work at their own pace. Alaina Plowdrey received her MFA from The New York Academy of Art, in New York City, NY, her BFA from The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI and AFA from Delta College in University Center, MI.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jan31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

The Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition - Online exhibition - Over $10,000 in awards; grand prize $5000

Feb2
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Month of Photography 2015 - Denver, CO - Juror's Choice Award and People's Choice Award

Feb6
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Japan Day Art Contest - New York, NY - A pair of round-trip Economy Class tickets to Japan, and more!

Feb9
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Feb11
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Landscapes with Chantel Paul | Call for Photography - Fort Collins, CO - Over $1,500 in awards

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

Feb21
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Wandering Curves 2015 - Online exhibition - $5,000 in total awards

Feb22
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Beverly Hills artSHOW - Beverly Hills, CA - $8000 in awards

Feb23
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LACDA 2015 International Juried Competition - Los Angeles, CA - winner receives a Solo Exhibition

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

Feb28
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Long's Park Art & Craft Festival - Lancaster, PA

Feb28
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LARAC's June Arts Festival - Glens Falls, NY - up to 20,000 art patrons

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

Mar1
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Intelligent Objects | National Juried Art Exhibition - New Haven, CT - Two artists receive a joint exhibition

Mar1
REGIONAL call to artists

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

Mar10
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A Fair in the Park - Call for Artists - Pittsburgh, PA - Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, People's choice

Mar13
LOCAL call to artists

Christian Arts Festival - Eagan, MN - Over $2,500 in awards

Mar18
NATIONAL call to artists

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

Mar23
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Mar24
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Wide Open 6 - Brooklyn, NY - $3000 in awards, including $1000 Best in Show

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

Mar30
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NOAPS Spring 2015 On-Line International Exhibit - $2,400 in cash awards

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

Mar31
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Recycle - Brooklyn, NY - $2800 in awards, including $1000 Best in Show

Mar31
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Baang + Burne New Works Grant and Gallery Representation - New York, NY - $2,500 grant or representation

Apr2
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Juried Portrait Exhibition : Igor Babailov, Juror - Atlanta, GA - Ribbons; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Members Choice, Honorable Mentions

Apr9
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Manifest Artist Residency 2015-2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Free studio for a year, solo show, plus other support benefits

May18
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35th Annual Spring Photography Contest - Online exhibition - $4,500+ in cash awards plus add'l prizes

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
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

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

Jun6
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Jun30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

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