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Artscene Newsletter: The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

February 18, 2015

Morning dears! Another Wednesday and another newsletter. I’ve posted this with the Shadowbox Wix site, but I’m bring it here for you guys to see. Want to see your work in the Artist’s Magazine? Well here’s your chance!



Compete & Win in 5 Categories:

  • Abstract/Experimental
  • Animal/Wildlife
  • Landscape Portrait/Figure
  • Still Life/Interior

From the Artist’s Magazine:

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world working in traditional media. Only two-dimensional, original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant, will be considered. Two-dimensional means that a mixed media cannot exceed an inch in-depth. “Original” means that if a painting is based on photos, the photos were taken by the artist. “Traditional media” meaning: Oil, oil pastel, soft pastel, charcoal, graphite, ink, watercolor, casein, gouache, acrylic, mixed media (all water media or oil based media); silver or other metal point, collage; mixed media collage; handmade paper; wax and other crayons on paper or board; printmaking (etching, mezzotint, lithography, woodcut, monotype, mono print, aquatint).

Photography, with the exception of minor elements incorporated in a collage, will not be considered. Neither digital art nor sculpture will be considered. Employees of F+W, a Content and Commerce Company, and their immediate families are not eligible.


You may enter work in any and all categories; there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.Enter online or mail all your entries on one CD. If entering by mail, please include a separate sheet that gives the title, medium (oil, watercolor, etc.) and dimensions of each image. All digital files submitted on a CD must be accompanied by an Entry Form. The file names of the images on the CD must match the titles on the sheet.

The file must be saved as a JPEG in RGB color mode (not CMYK). files may not exceed 5MB.

Incomplete entry forms will be disqualified.


All early bird entries (submitted on or before April 1) in the Student/Beginner Division (for artists age 16 or over who (1) have been enrolled in a post-high school art program for no more than four years OR (2) have pursued art on their own or in workshops/lessons for no more than four years) are $15 image. All other entries are $25 per image. Entries submitted after April 1 are $20 for student entries and $30 for all other entries. You may send one check to cover all entries. Checks must be in U.S. funds and made out to F+W Media, Inc.


The Artist’s Magazine will not be responsible for the loss, damage or return of any CDs submitted to the competition.

Early bird entries must be postmarked or submitted online by 11:59 EST on April 1, 2015. Entries for the regular deadline must be postmarked or submitted online by May 1, 2015.

Entries will be prejudged and then finalists will be chosen by the magazine staff. Award winners and honorable mentions will be selected by the jurors named above. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The decision of the jurors is final. The jurors reserve the right to re-categorize entries.

All winners will be notified by August 1, 2015. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published in The Artist’s Magazine. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results. Your cancelled check or credit-card charge will be notification for receipt of your entry.

Occasionally we make portions of our customer list available to other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may interest you. If you prefer we withhold your name, send a note with your name, address and the competition name to: List Manager, F+W Media, Inc., 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242

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5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each

5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each

5 Third Place Awards: $750 each

15 Honorable Mentions: $100 each 



5 First Place Awards: free subscription to Artist’s Network TV for 1 year ($199 value) + two free Artist’s Network University courses.

5 Second Place Awards: free subscription to Artist’s Network TV for 1 year ($199 value) + one free Artist’s Network University course.

5 Third Place Awards: free subscription to Artist’s Network TV for 1 year ($199 value).


Winners will be featured and finalists’ names published in the December 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Student winners will be featured in the January/February 2016 issue.

PLUS, all Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will receive a 1-year membership to NorthLight VIP Program, which includes a one-year subscription to The Artist’s Magazine.

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Come back this weekend as we visit The African-American Museum in Philadelphia, more Artscene, and Black History Feature.

Enjoy your Wednesday & be blessed!

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