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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: Full page in top collector magazine plus first, $1000, second, $750, and third, $500 cash prizes.

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

    Latest Artists Choice Reviews

    5.00
    Welcoming Table

    You did it! artistically captured !

    4.60
    Detail in Big Strokes

    This painting shows amazing detail (color, texture) within such beautiful loose brushstrokes. I love it!

    3.60
    A Flowery Village

    This fanciful, flower lined village reminds me of a visit to Epcot Center in Florida a few years ago.

    4.80
    Mangrove Roots

    A view of colorful underwater roots ordinarily hidden from sight takes on an abstract quality and I feel the rhythm created by the repeating shapes, patterns, colors and textures.

    4.80
    From a Memory

    Can't you remember driving down this road? The artist creates that strong sense of such a memory with washes, few strokes and low value colors in a landscape painting that relies on keen attention to perspective drawing.