Professional Artist Hilarie Couture

Hilarie Couture

Professional artist Hilarie Couture began drawing at the age of two, using a purple crayon to dress the women in her dad's Playboy magazines. Living in an abusive home, she would retreat into her closet and draw faces that resembled Margaret Keanes' sad-eyed kids from the sixties, ballet dancers, and horses.

Professional Artist Morgan Samuel Price

Morgan Samuel Price

Often called “Florida’s Painter,” Morgan Samuel Price is a master artist renowned for her signature style and painting workshops held across the globe. Her notable accomplishments are many, including participation in over 60 national exhibitions, author of two books and numerous online videos and instructional DVDs.

Chantel Barber, professional artist

Chantel Barber

Chantel Barber is a professional artist with award winning paintings in private and public collections throughout the world. In addition to appearing in solo art shows and juried exhibitions, her work has been published in Acrylic Artist magazine, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist Magazine and in several books.

Spencer Meagher, professional artist

Spencer Meagher

Spencer Meagher is a professional, award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited in many notable galleries in the United States and Milan, Italy. His work has been featured in publications such as Plein Air Magazine, Plein Air Today, and is soon to be highlighted in the upcoming October 2020 issue of Southwest Art magazine.

Patrick Saunders, professional artist

Patrick Saunders

Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the Portrait Society of America, award-winning painter Patrick Saunders is accomplished both as a fine artist and as a commercial artist. Patrick currently teaches workshops in plein air.

Rick J. Delanty

Professional, award-winning artist Rick J. Delanty has been painting landscapes and seascapes for over three decades, working in an exuberant impressionistic style in both plein air and the studio. A California native, Rick maintains a Home Studio & Art Gallery in San Clemente, California.

Debra Keirce professional artist

Debra Keirce

Debra Keirce is an award winning, master contemporary realist painter. Using oil or acrylics, she paints in a tightly rendered, classical style. Her work ranges in size from four feet to two inches.

Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr, professional artist

Michael Orwick

Professional artist Michael Orwick began his career as an illustrator, but true to the predictions of his professors, after a few years as an illustrator, his true passion for oil painting prevailed. Now with a long list of accomplishments, he aspires to "create art that invites you on a journey to form a story and explore your world within."

Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr, professional artist

Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr

Distinguished as an award-winning expressionistic painter, Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr translates her passion for the beauty of nature into color-drenched landscapes that come from her imagination.

Heather Arenas, professional artist

Heather Arenas

Award-winning professional artist Heather Arenas is known for paintings distinguished by dramatic lighting and mood. She writes, “It doesn’t matter what the subject is. I am attracted to the way light dances along the object. In my eyes it sparkles and I get taken in.”

Jane Hunt, professional artist

Jane Hunt

Jane Hunt has served as a faculty member of the Plein Air Convention and a demo artist and speaker at the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Plein Air Magazine, and others, and is represented by galleries in the US, as well as in her native England.

Ellie Harold, professional artist

Nelya Akimova

Nelya Akimova is an award winning artist whose paintings are presented in the renowned Agora Gallery, located in the heart of New York City’s renowned Chelsea art district, home to some of the world’s most prestigious galleries.

Jason Sacran, professional artist

Jason Sacran

Professional artist Jason Sacran's accomplishments  include numerous exhibitions and awards with such organizations as the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionists Society, among others.

Ellie Harold, professional artist

Ellie Harold

Artist Ellie Harold paints vibrant landscapes, still life, and abstractions in oil. She is known for her insightful art retreats, open-to-visitors studio gallery, and is the author of "7 Habits of Deeply Fulfilled Artists: Your Aesthetic Needs & How to Meet Them."

Linda Corderman, Arts Professional

Final Juror of Awards, 2018-19: Linda Corderman

We are honored to have Linda Corderman serve as our 2018-2019 final juror of awards. Founder of Corderman Art Resources, LLC, Linda has provided consulting and acquisition services for fine art collectors in both corporate and private sectors since 1999.

Anna Rose Bain, professional artist

Anna Rose Bain

Anna Rose Bain is especially known for her award winning paintings of women and children. She is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, a Signature faculty member of the Portrait Society of America ...

Kathy Duley, Arts Professional

Final Juror of Awards, 2018-19: Kathy Duley

We are honored to have Kathy Duley serve as our 2018-2019 final juror of awards. Kathy is an arts professional with over 25 years working for the arts community, and twenty-plus years of marketing and public relations for fine arts galleries.

Irena Roman, professional artist

Irena Roman

Contemporary watercolorist Irena Roman is a an award winning painter and a signature member of The American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and The New England Watercolor Society.

Valerie Kent, professional artist

Valerie Kent

Abstract artist Valerie Kent is experienced in multiple media, including acrylic, oil, watercolour and mixed media and is known for her international workshops.

Nancy Calder, professional artist

Nancy Calder

Nancy Calder is a full time professional artist dedicated to the study of realist painting and a master of still life.

Lidia Kosiorek, professional artist

Lidia Kosiorek

Professional artist Lidia Kosiorek is a member of the Warmian-Masurian Association of Visual Artists and a supporting member of the Polish Watercolour Society. She paints using a variety of media.

Deborah Argyropoulos, professional artist

Deborah Argyropoulos

Deborah Argyropoulos is a contemporary American fine artist who is nationally known and collected for her combination of raw talent, emotional energy, unique use of materials, and cultivated techniques.

Bruce Bingham, professional artist

Robin Williamson

Robin Williamson is an award-winning artist from Texas, best known for her refined, delicate, and realistic style of painting in oils.

Pat Stacy, professional artist

Jolanta Soares

Professional painter Jolanta Soares works in a variety of media including oil and cold wax, encaustic, photography and ceramics. Today, Jolanta exhibits her work in Chicago and Midwest area galleries.

Bruce Bingham, professional artist

Jaq Grantford

Jaq Grantford is an award-winning artist, specializing in fine art and portraiture, recently winning the Architecture Award in the Master of Art Competition in London, and the People’s Choice in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize.

Pat Stacy, professional artist

Leah Dockrill

Professional painter Leah Dockrill has developed a thirty-year art practice that includes painting, collage, and digital art. Her art has been exhibited in Canada and the U.S. in commercial galleries, online galleries and public institutions.

Bruce Bingham, professional artist

Tina Garrett

Professional painter Tina Garrett has earned a designation of ARC Associate Living Master from the Art Renewal Center, Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, and is a FASO BoldBrush Signature Artist.

Pat Stacy, professional artist

Pat Stacy

Professional painter Pat Stacy is a juried, award-winning artist whose work may be seen in galleries in Arizona, Virginia, and Utah, as well as in the Arizona Fine Art Expo in the spring of each year.

Bruce Bingham, professional artist

Bruce Bingham

In addition to a long and impressive list of accomplishments and memberships, professional painter Bruce Bingham also produces instructional videos and a podcast about painting.

Linda Glover Gooch, professional artist

Linda Glover Gooch

Professional painter Linda Glover Gooch is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, and Master Signature Member of American Women Artists.

Marne Jensen, professional artist

Marne Jensen

Professional artist Marne Jensen's award-winning art has been shown in a variety of juried and invitational shows; she is currently represented by Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA, and Fogue Studios & Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Valerie McMullen, professional artist

Valerie McMullen

Professional artist Valerie McMullen is a Signature Member of the Arizona Watercolor Association and a Juried Member of the Arizona Art Alliance.

Greg Scheibel, professional artist

Greg Scheibel

Professional painter Greg Scheibel has received numerous awards for his work, including Awards of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America on three occasions. He is a Signature Member of that organization, among others.

Jane Davies, professional artist

Jane Davies

Professional artist Jane Davies will judge the November 2018 Abstract Professional Level entries. Jane is a full-time professional artist whose abstract expressionist works consist of collage, painting, and encaustic. She is author of numerous publications and videos with a focus on abstract painting and collage.

Tom Shropshire, professional artist

Tom Shropshire

An award-winning contemporary artist, Tom Shropshire's works include vivid impressionistic paintings of city nocturnes, moody, atmospheric landscapes, and luminous abstract expressionist works nuanced by elements of myth, dream and fantasy.

William Schneider, professional artist

William Schneider

Professional painter William (Bill) Schneider is an accomplished professional artist, but also a lifelong student of art, continually learning through study of the works of other acclaimed fine artists. Bill is a signature or master member of many prestigious professional artist organizations.

Sara Linda Poly, professional artist

Sara Linda Poly

Professional artist Sara Linda Poly will judge the October 2018 Representational Professional Level entries. Sara is best known for her paintings of atmospheric landscapes and sweeping skies. Sara has been the winner of numerous awards and a participant in many regional and national shows and plein air competitions.

Nicole Moné, professional artist

Nicole Moné

Award-winning California-born artist Nicole Moné lives and paints in Westchester, New York. Her representational paintings reside in collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Lisa Mann, professional artist

Lisa Mann

Professional painter Lisa Mann uses cold wax with oil paint; she strives to "walk the line between what we see and what we perceive."

Laurie Barmore, professional artist

Laurie Barmore

Professional painter Laurie Barmore is a abstract expressionist painter who uses a style which has been described as "visual poetry."

Bill Cramer, professional artist

Bill Cramer

Professional painter Bill Cramer believes that painting on location and in the studio are complimentary pursuits, each enriching the other. The opportunity to experience and paint some of the most scenic places in America has contributed greatly to his artistic growth.

John Buxton, award winning historical painter

John Buxton

Award-winning artist John Buxton attended the University of North Carolina briefly before graduating with a degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. John was a successful professional illustrator for 31 years before becoming a full-time historical painter.

Jason Sacran, professional artist

Jason Sacran

Jason Sacran is an artist/painter living in Arkansas. He has been invited to many exhibitions and awarded many times with such organizations as the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionists Society among others.

Susan Faust

Susan Faust

Susan Faust served as a judge in the Sedona Art Prize painting competition (2016-2017) and returns as a judge in the Gateway International Painting Competition. Susan is a featured artist in the PBS television series, “The Artist’s Workshop,” and a featured artist in Pastel Artist International Magazine.

Suzie Baker, professional artist

Suzie Baker

Professional artist Suzie Baker exclaims, “I can't NOT paint!” She’s always thinking of what to paint next. Suzie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech University. Following her degree program, Suzie worked as an ad agency Art Director before becoming a full time painter.

Matt Sterbenz, professional artist

Matt Sterbenz

Matt Sterbenz is former President of the Arizona Plein Air Painters. He has participated in some of the nation’s top plein air events, including the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Sedona Plein Air Festival, and the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event. Matt’s work has been featured in publications including Southwest Art and Plein Air magazines.

Mary Pettis, professional artist

Mary Pettis

Considered an “Expressive Realist,” ARC Living Master™ artist Mary Pettis has traveled the world to paint and teach. Classically trained, she has studied with other renowned artists.

Professional Artist Kathie Odom

Kathie Odom

Kathie Odom has received numerous awards in plein air events across the nation. She is a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a member of the Plein Air Painters of the South East, and signature member of the Women Painters of the Southeast. She keeps her car packed with all the painting supplies needed for the road, because, “It’s hard to ignore beauty when it happens!”

Carol Marine, professional artist, instructor, speaker and author.

Carol Marine (a Painting A Day)

Professional artist Carol Marine will judge and select finalists for the November 2017 Gateway International Painting Competition. From October 2006, professional artist Carol Marine has created one small painting—almost every day! Through this dedicated process, she has achieved amazing success as an artist with a large and loyal following.

Artist Carl Dalio

Carl Dalio

A successful fine artist and free-lance illustrator with a degree in architecture, Carl Dalio returns as a judge in the October 2017 competition. His paintings have received many awards and have been included in several national exhibitions.