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    Selected by Participating Member Artists - Winner Receives $100.00 Cash - New Winner Each Month

    • Artists Choice Award presented in addition to other monthly Best In Show and finalist awards.

    • Winner announced by the 20th of the following month, along with Best in Show and additional monthly finalists.

    • To qualify for the Artist Choice Award, a participating member artist must also REVIEW and rate at least one or more Favorite Paintings created by other member artists IN THE CURRENT MONTH — only in this way do reviews/ratings on your own paintings (made by other member artists) count toward a final score for your painting. Please Note: YOUR REVIEW IS ANONYMOUS but should be only positive/constructive on paintings you really like -- YOUR FAVORITES! Negative or destructive comments will not be tolerated and will be removed.

    • You can review and rate any painting throughout the competition months; however, only comments made on paintings submitted in the current month are eligible for that month's Artists Choice award.

    • You can review and rate your own painting, but only once! Please be encouraged to do so; however, reviewing only your own will not qualify you for the Artists Choice award -- you must still provide at least one review to another artist. ALSO, YOUR OWN REVIEWS OF YOUR OWN PAINTING DO NOT COUNT TOWARD THE ARTISTS CHOICE AWARD.

    • RATINGS CRITERIA: #1 IS THE LOWEST SCORE; #5 IS THE HIGHEST SCORE; also, the written comment area is required in order to submit the review.

    • Artists will not be able to review the same painting more than once.

    • Winning painting = highest score per number of reviews. Total score is available only to administrators, and is never displayed on the website front end or shared publicly.

    • In case of a tie (same score / number of comments for two or more paintings), administrators cast a tie breaking vote. Administrators may review a painting if they choose, but administrator reviews do not count toward the Artists Choice Award. Only member artist reviews count!

    • Your reviews do not show your name and are always anonymous! The visiting public and logged in member artists can not identify any other reviewing artist's name or credentials.

    • Only member artists who are logged into the website may leave a rating/review.

    • Artists: To rate and review, click on a painting thumbnail image, then scroll to the bottom of any painting page and click the big blue button labeled either "Log In to Add Review," or "Add Review."

    • Click the top menu item "Latest Entries" to find your favorite painting or paintings, and scroll down to comment and review.

    • The member artists truly appreciate constructive comments from other accomplished fellow artists; also, the more comments on your painting, the more it draws new visitors to your page from search engines and social media.

    • Want more reviews? Invite your artist friends and associates to participate and reveiw your work!





    Latest Artists Choice Reviews


    This series is really great, Shana! Taking it to the next level!

    Southern Composition

    Great composition and elegant light on your well executed ferns, lily pads, grass and heron. Very captivating.

    Liberated Dreams

    Great Painting

    Snoqualmie Falls

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the movement of the falls and Salish Lodge looks perfect!


    Laguna Beach is one of my favorite places in the world. This painting really conveys the distinctive intangible quality of a Laguna Beach morning. Beautifully painted - the mood captured elevates the piece. Bravo.