Scene Wednesday: Young Artist Program & Watermedia Showcase….

May 11 / 16

Morning peeps! Time to see what this post has in store for you guys. I hope this will put your creative brains in gear…….

(cred: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)

VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

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Since 2002, VSA and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists living with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are currently residing in the United States. This collaboration creates opportunities for these artists at a critical time when many are making the life-defining choice to pursue arts-based careers. VSA and Volkswagen are committed to sustainability and investing in the future of young artists living with disabilities.

Every year, hundreds of emerging young artists living with disabilities compete to be included in a curated exhibition, formed around a unique theme, to be displayed in Washington, D.C. and then toured around the nation. After a rigorous adjudication process, 15 artists are selected to showcase their work and receive: 1) a $20,000 grand prize, a $10,000 first prize award, a $6,000 second prize award, and 12 $2,000 awards of excellence; 2) 2 days of all-expenses paid professional development workshops in Washington, D.C.; and 3) the opportunity to have their work displayed in an exhibition that opens in Washington, D.C. and tours for one year around the United States.

2016 – 2017 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

This year’s Emerging Young Artist program theme, (Re) Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design, aims to showcase artwork created at the intersection of technology, innovation, and disability.

We’re asking: “How have technology and innovation shaped your life in terms of your art and your disability? How has our global move toward technology inspired a re-discovery of traditional or analog arts, or a new take on existing artistic practices?” Through your art, we want to see how you interpret these thematic ideas.

Deadline is June 1, 2016.
Apply here


(cred: artist network)


Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Watercolor Artist Magazine. Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist. New for 2016! We doubled the cash prizes.

Already Entered?
You can edit or manage your entry HERE

One Best of Show Winner will receive:

  • $2,500 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

One Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,250 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

One Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $750 in cash
  • Their artwork published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • Their names published in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist

How to Enter

  • You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper uploading). The viewing screen & thumbnail which you will see during the entry process is for general reference only and does not reflect the image quality that will be viewed by jurors. The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the jurors.
  • All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Watercolor Artist, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches, ideally, and 5×7 inches at minimum.
  • The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. All works must be original. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Paintings executed in a workshop under another artist’s supervision or paintings based on another person’s photograph (even if copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Entries must be created primarily with water-based media (watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache or egg tempera) on a surface created for watermedia (paper; illustration board; paper-mounted board; watercolor canvas; or clay-coated surfaces, such as Claybord and Aquabord). Mixed-media entries are accepted, but watermedia must be the dominant element. Employees of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, and their immediate families, are not eligible. Watercolor Artist reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published at the time of submission to this contest in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition is not eligible.
  • Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.
  • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page or our FAQ page.

If your interested, just go to the sites listed above. One more thing to add……








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