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Festive Friday: TopsyTurveyTulipLand

Hi and Happy “Festive Friday!” I have been taking on-line classes through The Art Students League of New York lately.  And, though I’ve been working, I’m not ready to share the new stuff. For example, this month has been a watercolor figure class and the results are rough. So, what I decided that I would …

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The Illuminated Scroll – Workshop with Roxanne Evans Stout

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Hello you beautiful friends and artists!

I hope you are well and happy. May this newsletter find you creating magic! I love connecting with you, and I’m so excited to tell you about an upcoming opportunity for us to create together online!

Create mixed-media magic with us in The Illuminated Scroll! Here is the open scroll project I will teach, and Seth and Lisa will make completely different scrolls with you!
Create Mixed-Media Magic With Us In… The Illuminated Scroll!
People have created scrolls to record beauty and magic since ancient times. In The Illuminated Scroll, you will connect with history and the elements as we make three unique mixed-media scrolls on each of the three days. This is a special opportunity with Lisa Agaran-Sand, Seth Apter, and I each teaching for one whole day of the workshop!
I teach the first day and will guide you through your first Illuminated Scroll! Together we will create an enticing piece out of fabric treated with layers of gesso and paint and then embellished with a blend of collaged fabric & papers, stitching, and gatherings from nature. I will also show you how to incorporate an easy weave into your scroll to hold sticks and other found objects.

For a special touch, we will also be using my newest stencil designs! I’m so excited for you to use them. All of my stencil designs are available at StencilGirl Products!

Your majestic scroll will be a stunning work of art both when rolled up and opened to be hung on the wall, revealing your visual stories.
Here is a semi-rolled view of the scroll above, which I will guide you in making on the first day! You won’t believe the beauties Lisa and Seth have in store for you on the other days!

Won’t You Join Us!

The live Zoom sessions for The Illuminated Scroll are Thursday-Saturday, November 11-13. Registration also includes a pre-workshop Meet the Instructors Night event, daily raffle giveaways gifted by the artists, and daily recordings for later viewing. There is also a non-live option! Get all the details and register now!

Won’t you make Illuminated Scrolls with us?!
Here is a sample of the scroll I will teach you to make in The Illuminated Scroll. Seth and Lisa will teach their own secrets and techniques on their days!

Sending you blessings of creativity and joy!

Won’t you join us for The Illuminated Scroll, live on Zoom Nov. 11-13?! Or join us for the non-live version!



October 2021 CTA Roundup – Long and Short Deadlines


September 26, 2021 – CALL FOR ART | 11TH “SEASCAPES” ONLINE ART COMPETITION

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 11th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Juried Art Competition. The “Seascapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of seascape art. Artists are invited to submit their best representational or abstract art. Early entry and art student discounts. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2W62N1c OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – HAPPENSTANCE

Inviting works that incorporate fortunate accidents, coincidences, and unexpected events contributing to their development and creation. All Media. JUROR: Zoë Taleporos is a curator, arts administrator, and writer based in Oakland, CA. Currently works as a Public Art Project Manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission where she is involved in commissioning artworks for public spaces. Entry Fee. Details: 415-506-0137 OR http://marinmoca.org/call-for-entries OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – QUILTS4DC STATEHOOD QUILT CHALLENGE

Create a quilt inspired by the opportunity for Washington, DC, to become the 51st state. Submit by 9/30/21 with virtual quilt show in November and potential in-person exhibition(s) in early 2022. Challenge instructions are online at the League of Women Voters for the District of Columbia. No Entry Fee. Details:http://www.lwvdc.org/quilts4dc. OR [email protected]ail.com

September 30, 2021 – OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2022 EXHIBITION SEASON

Artspace in Richmond, VA — The gallery‘s Exhibition Committee will review proposals for exhibitions of art in all genres for the 2022 season in our new gallery located at 2833A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225, in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center. Artspace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit gallery, EIN: 62-1375828. All entry fees are used to support operations and programming costs. Application Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3A0Blkp OR [email protected]

September 30, 2021 – DESIGN A SOCK CONTEST 2021

The contest is hosted by the Sock It to Me, a business that sells fun, funky socks. Got an idea for the best sock ever? Design-a-Sock Contest is your chance show us. Submit your original design: you could win $2,000 and we’ll turn it into an actual Sock It to Me sock! We prefer 6 colors per design, because our socks cannot be created with more than 6 colors. Black and white are counted as colors. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2kBKaQs

October 03, 2021 – CALL TO ARTISTS FOR INTERNATIONAL ALL ANIMAL ART COMPETITION

ALL Animal Art competition opens September 6th,2021 and closes October 3rd, 2021. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held October 6th,2021 through November 2nd, 2021. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on October 18th, 2021. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2021-ALL-Animals

October 06, 2021 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBIT

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists‘ interpretations of the theme .“enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given totaling $3000. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2022-exhibit OR [email protected]

October 10, 2021 – 2021 FOUNDWORK ARTIST PRIZE | $10,000 JURIED GRANTS

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. Visit foundwork.art/signup to register. Entry Fee. Details:http://foundwork.art/artist-prize

October 15, 2021 – 30 X 30: ANNUAL ART CHALLENGE

The 30×30 show is a great way to explore any theme or style by creating one panel that displays 30 works that are 6 inches by 6 inches each. Use the 30-day work period restraint to challenge yourself to create constantly. Each piece will be sold individually, giving viewers the unique opportunity to take home artwork that they may not be able to afford otherwise. So, do you accept our challenge? Application Fee. Details: 916-783-4117 OR http://www.bluelinearts.org/30×30-2021 OR [email protected]

October 20, 2021 – LENSCULTURE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2021

Seeking new talent in black and white photography. There’s just something about black and white photography. It’s timeless. Contemporary. Classic. Somehow B&W is always in style. That’s why we’re out here looking for the best and the brightest in black and white photography today. Our Black & White Photography Awards are back! Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3u0qrJp

October 31, 2021 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2022

This is the 30th annual competition for gallery exhibition and $500 cash award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held March 3 – 26, 2022, at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/372vi2e

November 01, 2021 – INTL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2022 POSTER CONTEST

The competition is organized by the Compost Research & Education Foundation based in Raleigh, United States of America. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week 2022. The poster theme is “Recipe for Regeneration: Compost”. Entries are limited to one submission per artist. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2YtUPxp

November 01, 2021 – XPOSURE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM AWARDS 2021

There are 8 categories open to photographers from all over the world: • Architectural Photography • Drone Photography • Landscape Photography • Photojournalism • Portraiture • Short Film & Moving Image • Travel Photography • Wildlife Photography. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3vOJiqm

November 04, 2021 – PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA‘S 2021 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION

Open to all Portrait Society of America members. Featuring five unique categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Outside the Box, Animals as the Subject, and Still Life. Awards for each category. First Place winners receive either complimentary tuition to annual conference or museum quality Sargent palette. All winners receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 877-772-4321 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org/members-only-competition OR [email protected]

November 05, 2021 – CALL FOR ARTISTS | 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN ARTISTS ART COMPETITION

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists. For the 4th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D & 3D submissions from women artists, only. For this open theme art competition, any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration and all women artists are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.fusionartps.com/calls-for-artists OR [email protected]

November 07, 2021 – EXCEPTIONAL ABSTRACTIONS

Deadline to Enter: November 7, 2021 Exhibition Runs: December 4 to December 31, 2021 Entry: $35 for up to 3 images Artist/Gallery Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery Awards: First place $250 Second Place $150 Third place $100 For this Call for Art, Mona Niko Gallery is seeking Abstract Art. This exhibition is open to any abstract work including small sculptures. Entry Fee. Details: 949-317-8513 OR http://monaniko.com/calls-for-art OR [email protected]

November 08, 2021 – “OPEN & SHUT” ON DISPLAY DECEMBER, 2021

Open to artists 18 years old & older. All artwork must be original. As we approach the closing of the year and the opening of the next, it brings to mind all kinds of opening and closings, beginnings and endings. Whether literally or metaphorically closing a door on an old job or a former home and opening a door to new ones, what have you opened and what have you shut in your life? Entry Fee. Details: 860-871-8222 OR http://artscentereast.org/open-and-shut OR [email protected]

November 09, 2021 – CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION

Artists have a chance to participate in a juried exhibition in New York City’s Chelsea Art District and to be showcased and promoted online and in print. A distinguished panel of jurors is selected to judge, presenting more than $70,000 in awards. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3vdRlx5

November 13, 2021 – BEST PORTFOLIO 2021 BY BLANK WALL GALLERY

Blank Wall Gallery organizes an international portfolio contest for 2021 in order to discover and promote one photographer. The award of the best photographer will be a two-week solo exhibition at the new premises of Blank Wall Gallery. The gallery will produce and finance 36 prints (40x50cm and 50x70cm) for the exhibition as well as everything needed for its realization, even if you cannot attend Entry Fee. Details: 694-386-8124 OR http://www.blankwallgallery.com/calls-for-entry OR [email protected]

November 16, 2021 – 3,500 ARTIST GRANTS

The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Fall 2021 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000. Jurors: Tyler Blackwell, Associate Curator, Blaffer Art Museum and Caitlin Julia Rubin, Associate Curator & Director of Programs, Rose Art Museum. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist and publication in our online journal. Application Fee. Details:http://hopperprize.org

November 19, 2021 – THE FOOTBALL ART PRIZE NOW IS CALLING FOR ENTRIES

This is a new exhibition opportunity celebrating art and football, giving artists the chance to show their work to a panel of judges; tour to three venues and win up to £10,000. Artists may submit up to four works at £10 for the first entry and £5 for each additional entry. Artists entering from a Rochdale, Sheffield or Sunderland postcode will have a reduced fee of £7.50 for the first entry. Entry Fee. Details:http://footballartprize.artopps.co.uk

November 30, 2021 – SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE 18TH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2019. There are 6 categories: • Natural World • Travel • People • The American Experience • Altered Images • Mobile. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3hxqKYf

December 17, 2021 – 2022 ST. MARTIN’S MINOTAUR/ MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA

The competition is sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America. You may submit only one manuscript (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story. Only electronic submissions, uploaded through the online entry form, will be considered. The entry form is available here. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2WfHdYk

December 17, 2021 – SPIRITO DI VINO INTERNATIONAL ILLUSTRATORS COMPETITION 2021

Organised by Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia, it is open to cartoonists from all around the world. There are two categories: • Artists from 18 to 35 years old • Artists older than 36 years The satirical cartoons can be drawn manually with any technique, black and white or colour, only in A3 format with 1 cm of external border. Each participant is entitled to submit one work only. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3j9yuQo

December 17, 2021 – CALL FOR ART: COVETED II

We invite women, non-binary people, and marginalized members of all racial and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to share their perspectives of the world. This year’s theme explores the experiences of the ‘other’ within spirituality, religion, and the occult.​ No Entry Fee. Details: 216-282-3826 OR http://www.kaisergallery.com/opportunities

January 04, 2022 – THE DERWENT ART PRIZE

The contest is organized by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company. Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The submited work must be created in pencil. You can use any pencil including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils. The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. Only works produced within the last 3 years are acceptable. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3moTRz9

February 15, 2022 – CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31IUs1t

Can Earth Art Help Us Heal?


Earth Art isn’t just beautiful, it lifts your spirits, strengthens your connections, and even lessens the effects of mental illness. 

At Natural Earth Paint, we’ve always known that earth art making can change your life. But what is the science behind those changes? We’ve done the research for you.

“Humans are a vital part of the Earth’s ecosystems; we’re deeply connected to nature rather than separate from it. Our oldest, most basic bond is to Mother Earth, the environment around us which we rely on, contribute to, and create with.

Because of our connection, creating with earth-based materials ties us to the world around us as well as our natural selves. Earth-based materials are an extension of our organic bodies, heritages, and histories. 

Creating art to ground yourself in the Earth, your heritage, and your environment provides clarity and reduces anxiety. It provides space to explore individual and communal relationships and our impacts on one another, and finding connections between yourself and the environment helps reduce feelings of isolation and depression.”

So indulge in that painting session, take your time hand-mixing those natural paints, and relish your connection with Mother Earth. After all, it’s for your health!

Visit our blog to learn more about the healing power of earth art. Learn More In need of a little healing this season? We’re offering 10% off our Earth & Mineral Pigments so you can take a much-needed moment to care for yourself. 

Just use code EarthArt at checkout. Enjoy! Shop Now

Coupons valid for US customers only. Expires September 30th. Have questions for us? Check out our FAQ page or contact us at [email protected]

Interested in learning more about how to use our products? Visit our Resources Page!

NEW 4-Week Colored Pencil Intensive! with Lara Strazdas

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Space Is Limited! Sign up NOW for a 4-Week Colored Pencil Intensive with Lara Strazdas

Get Real with Colored Pencil – A 4-Week IntensiveInstructor: Lara StrazdasWhen: Fridays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29Where: Central Art ClassroomTime: 1-4pmFee: $180 (for all 4 sessions)Class Size: 6-8 students (8 max.)Registration Required. Click here to register.

In this 4 day workshop, I want to take you beyond coloring books and delve into realistic colored pencil techniques to create this beautiful Snow Leopard. I will show you how to build numerous layers to create realistic textures and 3-dimensional forms, and we will create a soft blurry background so our Snow Leopard looks like it is ready to come off the page!

I will also share with you:

other techniques that can be used on different surfaceswhy using more than one brand and

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September Love

plein air painting of a hillside in autumn color with snowy mountains in the backgrounplein air painting of a hillside in autumn color with snowy mountains in the background by silvia trujillod by silvia trujillo

This is to let you know about a couple of upcoming events.  

Since the “Improve your Painting 101” mini-workshop at Scrappy Craft was so well received last month, I’m continuing it on a monthly basis. Next week – Thursday, Sept 30, (1-4pm) is the next class. There is still room if you would like to join us! Contact me directly to reserve space, or if you have any questions.  

I’m also looking forward to teaching another plein air workshop on Saturday, October 9 (10-4) at Lone Ranch alpaca farm! The workshop is sponsored by Rogue Gallery Art Center; sign up with them; either online or by phone. * attached flyer for more info

May you enjoy the beauty of Fall and its crisp, bright days!Website:       silviatrujillo.com Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/artistsilviatrujillo/Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/silvia.trujillo.5891eBay store:    https://www.ebay.com/str/trujillo-impressionist-paintings?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo Beginning through advanced painters welcome.  All media welcome.

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AGA October 2021 Exhibits

Find all the details of the Ashland Gallery Association AGA October 2021 exhibits here!

First Friday Art Walk, October 1, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Thank you.

AGA October 2021 Exhibits Spotlight Art & Soul GalleryThrough the Window, Pastel Paintings by Carla J Griffin Image Credit:Carla J Griffin, First Light at Lake Louise, Pastel

Currently featured at Art & Soul Gallery is Through the Window, Pastel Paintings by Carla J Griffin. On October 1, during First Friday Art Walk, Carla will be present to answer questions about her work.

“I frequently begin a painting in my mind while looking through a window. It might be from a plane, a train, a hotel, or my rearview mirror.” – Carla J Griffin

Hours:Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. –

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Bridge

I met a young artist at the Chautauqua Institution in August, Ali Georgescu, through her grandparents, who visit during the lecture season every summer. Having recently earned her degrees at Kenyon and Columbia College Chicago, and still looking for a path out into the world, Ali was working the front desk at one of the […]

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October Arts & Letters: Humming in Spanish

Art Presence Founder/Director Anne Brooke and Author/Publisher Ginna BB Gordon kick off our fall Arts & Letters Zoom chats! Join them on Friday, October 22, at 5 pm for a conversation about the next novel in Gordon’s Lavandula Series, “Humming in Spanish.”

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September Opportunities for Art from AGA

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Ashland GalleriesSeptember Visual Arts NewsSeptember = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity, whether it’s getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home.

Image Credit:Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Sprites, Watercolor Art & Soul GalleryGive-Away Photo Contest! September 15 – 30, Anytime 

To celebrate Art & Soul Gallery’s newly featured wall, they are hosting a giveaway and photo contest. To enter, visit Art & Soul Gallery, take a photo of the wall displaying a splash, post on Instagram and/or Facebook, tag Art & Soul Gallery, and use the hashtag #SplashOnTheWall. 

1st Prize: Best Overall Photo, $75 Gallery/Framing Credit 2nd Prize: Most Artsie Photo, $50, Gallery/Framing Credit 3rd Prize: Most Original Photo, $25 Gallery/Framing Credit 

Winners will be notified during the first week of October. 

Image Credit: Tanya Bemis, Untitled, Pop-Out Book Fiber Arts CollectiveMiniature Pop-Out Book

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