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    Congratulations to DK Palecek for
    winner of the JANUARY 2018 Artists Choice Award!

    Artists Choice Award Details

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

    • Artists Choice Award ($100.00) given monthly in addition to Best In Show ($1,000.00) and Finalist Awards (free painting entries).
    • Winner is announced after the first of the new month (soon as results are tallied).
    • 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 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.
    • NUMERICAL 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.
    • 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, first click on a painting thumbnail image, then go to the main page of the painting (the large image will display) and scroll to the bottom of the page. See 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.
    • You can also use the Artists Choice Award Questionnaire if you prefer. You must be logged in to access this form. Send in as many comments as you like. Click HERE to use the Artists Choice Award Questionnaire.
    • 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 review your work!





    January 2018 Artists Choice

    Monthly Best in Show wins $1,000.00 cash. All 12 monthly Finalists win a free promoted painting entry. Finalists chosen and critiqued by a different professional artist judge each month. All 144 monthly finalists from 12 months compete for Grand Prizes awarded in August.
    >> Click here to learn how your entry fee supports artists without access to art supplies or art instruction.
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    Latest Artists Choice Reviews


    The variety of lines, values, and colors keep the viewer coming back. It is also raises the question about the meaning of the flowers the woman is holding. We begin to imagine and want to know more of the story.

    Begun Khadija

    Oh my God , what a lovely and beautiful portrait, Perfect and simpl , use of green colour looks stunning.

    Compositional Perfection

    Love this piece !. Great use of light, depth perception and color. The vertical composition is perfect for the story being told. I also love the way the artist has created the layers of rock from top to bottom leading into the action at hand at the bottom. This is a masterpiece.

    Bold and beautiful

    I love this portrait painting .such a great feeling in his eyes. Selection of colours is great. Very realistic.

    the cyclist

    love the theme