We are now accepting entries for UARTs 2015 Online Pastel Competition.

The contest is open now and will end on June 30, 2015 at midnight. Award winners will be notified on July 21st.​

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Please read below for prizes, requirements and eligibility.

PRIZES

1st PLACE

$1000 cash
1 Richeson Lobo Deluxe Easel
$125 Gift Certificate to Terry Ludwig Pastels
10 UART 18×24 Sheets
6 UART 12×18 Mounted Boards
1 year complimentary subscription to Artists Network
“The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley: Selected Works in Oil and Pastel” book by Richard McKinley
UART Apron & UART t-shirt
Winning artwork will be displayed on UART website’s homepage as well Facebook Banner. Plus a special Facebook mention.


2ND PLACE

$500 cash
$125 Gift certificate to Pan Pastels
10 UART 12×18 Sheets
3 UART 12×18 Mounted Boards
Autographed book “Dare to Dream” by Urania Christy Tarbet
One year complimentary subscription to Pastel Journal
UART Apron & UART t-shirt
Special Facebook mention


3RD PLACE

$250 Cash
$100 gift certificate to Artisan
10 UART 12×18 Sheets
3 UART 12×18 Mounted Boards
“Pastels Unleashed” book by Margaret Evans
One year complimentary subscription to Pastel Journal
UART Apron & UART t-shirt
Special Facebook mention


UART SPECIAL MENTION AWARD

5 18”x24” Sheets
10 12”x18” Sheets
3 12”x18” Mounted Boards
One year complimentary subscription to Pastel Journal
UART Apron + UART t-shirt
Special Facebook mention


CARAN D’ACHE 100 YR ANNIVERSARY AWARD

1 Caran d’Ache Wooden pencil box with 84 pastel pencils
Caran d’Ache special Anniversary Donation
One year complimentary subscription to Pastel Journal
10 12”x18” UART Sheets
UART Apron & UART t-shirt
Special Facebook mention


HONORABLE MENTIONS (5)

Each get a One year complimentary subscription to Pastel Journal, 10 12”x18” UART sheets, 1 UART Apron & 1 UART t-shirt


ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to all artists over the age 16 in the United States and abroad. Please read carefully to make sure your work meets the following entry requirements:
– Works must be done on UART paper only
– Works must be in dry pastel with final surface of a minimum of 80% dry pastel. NO OIL PASTELS. Mixed media must be predominantly (80%) dry pastel
– Work must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials.
– All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print
– All work must have been created within the last 12 months
– Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance
– Works done under supervision (such as in a workshop or class) are not eligible


ENTRY FEE

Entry fee is $20 per participant, $5 for each additional painting (up to 5 paintings allowed per participant). Entry fee is nonrefundable and must be paid at time of entry. Entry deadline is at midnight on June 30, 2015. All entries must be made through www.onlinejuriedshows.com.


JUROR

Liz Haywood-Sullivan will be jurying the contest. All paintings will be submitted anonymously (as randomized numbers) to juror.


DIGITAL REQUIREMENTS

Please follow the instructions carefully regarding the preparation of your images:
– Only jpeg image files will be accepted
– Required image size is 1920 pixels on the longest side (if it is a horizontal image, 1920 pixels wide; if a vertical, 1920 pixels tall). Save your files with a resolution of 72 dpi.


NOTIFICATIONS

All winners will be notified on July 21st, 2015.

Click Here To Enter