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    September 2017 Painting Entries

    The September 2017 competition closes September 30, 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: Timothy C. Tyler. 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: first, $1000, second, $750, and third, $500 cash prizes.

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

    Cash award to monthly Best in Show winner. All monthly finalists win a free promoted painting entry, are chosen and critiqued by a different professional artist judge each month, and compete for Grand Prizes awarded in August. Artists may offer to sell their paintings or print reproductions and keep 100% if sold.
    >> Click here to learn how your entry fee supports artists without access to art supplies or art instruction.
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    Latest Reviews by Member Artists

    Well, one must read the description with this painting. The artist projects such an enthusiastic spirit and I am immediately caught up! This painting surely conveys the fantastical, a place inspired by dreams of other realms -- yet within this world, shrouded in the lore of history and days gone by.

    I wish there was more socially motivated art such as this one about beach erosion; the concept is well symbolized with falling angles and elements. There is color (life) above but a cold bareness below.

    Very colorful meeting of shapes conveys a happy feeling. Looks like a gathering of boats -- as if they are all talking.

    I love this scene because I'm reminded of a wild beach I visited just like this. It is so beautifully designed and detailed that I am instantly transported. The strong composition draws me up and into the painting, to the water and horizon beyond. It is a wonderful experience.

    Beautifully painted, introspective and thoughtful portrait painted in warm colors of autumn, perhaps symbolizing the rich harvest of one's life experiences. The gaze is one of recalling memories gathering them all to a present moment in time.