If you want to win, you have to enter! The Best 2011 Opportunities

Now that Bob finally has more time to seriously concentrate on painting, we  want to enter his watercolors in some of the best competitions, both locally, and across the country.  It’s often hard for artists to track all the deadlines!  So here are a few that we hope to consider.  We’ll be updating this list as we track and enter competitions!

American Artist
Annual Cover Competition – Submissions due September 30th, Scholarship awards

Artist’s Magazine’s 28th Annual Competition
Annual Competition, cash prizes, and publication in Artist’s Magazine.  Submissions due April 15th, 2011

Art Show.com
National Call for entries in art competitions nationwide in order of deadlines

Alabama Watercolor Society
Cash awards and juried exhibition at Tennessee Valley Museum of Art May 15th – July 8th, 2011. Deadline for receipt of entries February 11th, 2011. Please download prospectus above

American Watercolor Society
Annual Exhibition. Submissions are due in November, Exhibition is at the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC in April/May. Any artist who has exhibited in 2 previous AWS Annuals may be considered for signature membership.

National Watercolor Society
“The National Watercolor Society brings before the public the best of water media painting, representing a wide range of directions and technique, from experimental to traditional and encourages support for watercolor as a vital, enduring and expressive medium.”

Signature membership in National Watercolor Society
“A non-member or NWS Associate whose painting is accepted for annual exhibition will be contacted by the Society President and will be invited to apply for Signature membership by submitting three matted paintings (not including the exhibited work) that will be reviewed by the Jury of Selection. Artists whose work meets the qualifications of this Jury will be invited to become Signature Members of the Society.”

Paint America
Includes two Annual Competitions “The PaintAmerica Top100 is an annual juried competition and exhibition designed to showcase the finest emerging and established representative American painters. Representative art may depict any subject matter, including the beauty and grandeur of American nature, landscape, seascape, cityscape, still-life, wildlife, portraits, cityscapes, figurative, etc.”
2010 Submission deadline was December 1st, 2010

Art Deadline
“The art world’s source for income & exhibition opportunities” A free subscription service

Art Calendar
Founded in 1986, Art Calendar is the industry’s foremost business magazine for visual artists — a beacon to guide artists on their journey toward making a living with their art.

Written by knowledgeable industry pros and successful working artists, Art Calendar offers artists practical business advice on subjects such as art marketing, art law, portfolio development, exhibition presentation, communication skills and sales techniques, as well as advanced technical applications of photography, computer and Web tools. It also offers the most extensive and recent listings of Calls to Artists, including galleries reviewing portfolios, juried competitions, grants, fellowships, festivals, publishing opportunities and residencies.

Best described as “The Artist’s Guide to Making It,” Art Calendar is the only subscription-driven, business-oriented magazine published specifically for visual artists. There are no “how-to-paint” articles — Art Calendar readers have already found their voice and established their own unique style. Art Calendar enables professional artists to make a living doing what they love, providing them with fresh and innovative ideas, along with the all of the necessary tools to sell their work and further their careers. Offering professional artists more than any other art publication, Art Calendar has established itself as the ultimate resource for visual artists.


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