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Art Deadlines List - June 2018 - Freedom Through Art!

Art Deadlines List Image - The Earth Without Art is Just 'Eh'

July 02, 2018 – ARTIST NETWORK | WATERMEDIA SHOWCASE Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Watercolor Artist magazine. Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in the April 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uyR7Gn June 30, 2018 – FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET A PATRON OR SPONSOR Ongoing – A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee. Details:http://yourartmentor.com/patronsandsponsors2 June 30, 2018

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Earth Day DIY Crafts & Eco Tips for Artists

Earth Day DIY Crafts & Eco Tips for Artists

We Love Earth Day! Thank you for being a part of the solution and using natural art supplies that don’t poison our water supply, our bodies or the Earth! We encourage all of our supporters to pick one environmental organization to donate to this week! Our favorites are listed at the end of this email.

Beautiful Marbled Paper is a fun and easy craft but it usually involves synthetic or chemical ingredients. We’ve created an all natural, plant-based technique. Check it out!

DIY Natural Marbled Paper for Earth Day

EARTH DAY CONTEST!

Enter for a chance to win one Earth Flags Craft Kit! CONTEST will run from April 16th – 19th! CONTEST RULES:

Go to TWITTER Like, Retweet, and Reply to the Earth Flag post telling us your favorite thing about nature. One random winner chosen on

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Creative to the Qor Art Contest

Small Business Saturday November 24 2018 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

“Creative To The QoR” Watercolor Mini Contest! 03/15/17 – 04/30/17

It’s time once again to accept the challenge! Central Art’s “Creative to the QoR” mini watercolor contest puts you in the driver’s seat for a whole new water media experience – and offers a prime opportunity to show off your mad skills! Choose between two sample “Dot Cards” of pre-selected QoR watercolors, and paint your mini masterpiece on the provided 4.25″ x 4.25″ paper sample.

 

But wait, there’s more! Contest winners will be awarded as follows:

1st Place – QoR Watercolor 24 Tube Set ($119.99 Value)

2nd Place – QoR Watercolor 12 Tube Set ($64.99 Value)

3rd Place – QoR Watercolor 6 Tube Set ($34.99 Value)

Honorable Mentions – $15.00 Gift Certificate from Central Art

 

Hurry and stop into Central Art to pick up your Contest Entry Form and official QoR sample kit!

Contest ends April 30th,

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March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Queen Print by Doug Wallace at Art du Jour Gallery Salon March 2017

March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Doug Wallace’s Eclectic Art, Connie Fribance’s Oils, and “Discovering Southern Oregon” Contest Art on Display!

During March 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery, we continue our presentation of guest artist Doug Wallace’s eclectic realm of Byzantine queens and mythical maidens. “Looking back down the tunnel of time,” Doug says, “scrolling through the historical archives of what has interested me artistically for most of my life, I always find a bit of the fantastic in all that I do…and nothing is ever completely realistic.”

His art eludes conventional description. “The inspirational references for my paintings are many: Gothic, Pre-Raphaelite, Byzantine, religious icons, mythology, fairytales, book illustrators, and dreams. Surrealism has also played a part in my creative thinking.” He says, however, that if he were forced to categorize his paintings, he might call them “Eclectic Romanticism, or Theatrical Gothic.”

Roses by

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Call to Artists: Southern Oregon Climate Action Network Logo + Tagline Contest

Southern Oregon Climate Action Network Logo + Tagline Contest

Lend a Creative Hand to Help Save Our Valley. The Southern Oregon Climate Action Network {SOCAN} is holding a contest for a logo design and tagline. It’s an opportunity for creative people to lend a hand for an important cause.

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Two weeks left for kids K-12 to Enter Google’s Doodle Contest!

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Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see.

This year, we ask students to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “My Best Day Ever…” One talented student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology grant for their school along with some other cool prizes!

Download the entry form HERE

Enter the Vans Custom Culture Contest to Support Art Education at Your School

As a Vans Custom Culture national charity partner in 2013, Americans for the Arts is proud to work closely with Vans to reinforce the importance of arts education in schools across the country. With the launch of the Vans Custom Culture art competition on January 2, budding artists and designers are racing to have their […]

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KRIS Wine ‘Art of Education’ Contest Winners Unveiled

As you saw in a previous ARTSblog post, Brunswick Acres Elementary School in Kendall Park, NJ was very dedicated to winning the third annual “Art of Education” contest sponsored by KRIS Wine and Americans for the Arts. Not only did this video help them jump out to an early lead, but it helped them score […]

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Help Your Favorite School Win a Grant through the KRIS Wine “Art of Education” Contest

While Brunswick Acres has taken a significant lead in the KRIS Wine “Art of Education” competition thanks to a creative student-made music parody, it’s not too late for your favorite school to jump into the top 16 schools by using the following tips… 1. Get the press involved: Write a persuasive letter to the editor […]

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Keeping the Arts in Public Schools

It’s a favorite time of year for students, teachers, and parents as the weather finally cools, leaves begin changing, and pumpkins pop up on every corner. Oh, and students across the country make the daily trek back to school. For 16 lucky schools, those students and arts teachers can add a little more bounce to […]

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