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    $1,000.00 Monthly Cash Prize!

     The Gateway International Painting Competition, begins August 1, 2017 and runs through July 31, 2018.

    We’re excited to announce the start of The Gateway International Painting Competition on August 1, 2017. Formerly the Sedona Art Prize, our new international online painting competition, exhibition, and artist promotion is open to all painters using traditional painting media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel, or mixed media. This is the third year of the competition organized, published, and managed day-to-day by Victoria Oldham and Tim Ernster.

    Besides promoting artists to collectors, our ultimate mission is the support of artists and art education projects as well as our Peace Through Art initiative, “Make Art Not War.” The exhibition is online, so artists can participate from anywhere in the world.

    The new twelve-month long competition includes the following:

    • Monthly cash prize of $1,000.00 for the painting selected as Best In Show, plus a press release to the newspaper of the winner’s choice;
    • Monthly $100.00 cash prize for the Artists Choice Award, the painting selected by other registered artists;
    • Twelve finalists selected each month, with written critiques by a different professional artist judge each month;
    • In August 2018,144 total finalists compete for the year-end Grand Prizes: Winning paintings promoted with a full color page in a top art collector publication ($4,000.00 value);
    • Grand Prize cash awards in August 2018 after the close of the competition, selected from among 144 finalists from all months of the 2017-2018 competition: $1,000.00, $750.00,and $500.00 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively;
    • Publication of your promoted painting in social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter; Multiple painting entry packages at reduced rates;
    • "Buy Now" and auction selling features if desired (promoted painting packages only — artists keep 100% of all their sales!);
    • Artwork stays on the website for the entire competition year (and beyond);
    • Promotion of your own shows, workshops, or other events and announcements about your work at any time in our event calendar (available for posting by and for members only).

    Both representational and non-representational paintings may be entered. Judges selected for this competition are accomplished, professional artists versed in all styles of painting.

    >> Register for the new competition here.

    You can find online at www.PaintingContest.org; and, you can still find any time us by visiting our previous address, SedonaArtPrize.com, which will forward to PaintingContest.org.

    Please call us (Tim or Victoria) with any questions: 928-201-5082 or 928-282-4326. Check back here to see the painting exhibition ongoing as well as social media posts. We look forward to your participation and success!

    Your hosts,

    Tim Ernster, Victoria Oldham

    Email us with questions, any time: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

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