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    August 2017 Painting Entries

    The August 2017 competition closes August 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm Arizona time. Twelve finalists will be selected including Best in Show who advance to the finals,  with 144 total finalists competing for the Grand Prizes awarded August 2018. Additional monthly winner is Artists Choice. Judge: Morgan Samuel Price. See our Judges page.

    Winners (finalists) from previous month announced before the 20th of the current month.  Best in Show receives $1000 cash; Artists Choice receives $100 cash; 12 finalists (11 plus Best in Show) go on to compete for Grand prizes: Full page in top collector magazine plus first, $1000, second, $750, and third, $500 cash prizes.

    See all August 2017 painting entries as soon as they post.

    Latest Artists Choice Reviews

    5.00
    Wonderful Watercolor

    Wonderful watercolor, this makes me want to go to my refrigerator and eat a bowl of blueberries. Great job!

    5.00
    5 Stars

    The artist's description of this scene caused me to look further at the tiny details in the background. The dots of paint which loosely define the buildings are so thoughtful and intriguing. This is a fantastic work of art!

    5.00
    Between Shadows and Light

    This is a vision I can look at for a very long time and keep finding new treasures in it. Very accomplished, beautiful composition, lines, color, depth. an original and genuine art done from the heart. outstanding.

    4.00
    Beautiful use of color...

    Beautiful use of color and light. You can feel the peacefulness of the day - lovely.

    5.00
    Beautiful Composition, Color and Light

    This painting stands out for it's carefully nuanced effects, excellent use of line (drawing), and values, and flowing, balanced composition. Upon first look, however, the technical reasons for this painting's success are far from my mind; I'm drawn into the story and imagine the plaintive vibrato of the widower's violin.