UART 2020 Online Pastel Competition

Welcome to UART 2020 Online Pastel Competition. The competition is open to all pastel artists around the world. The competition is open until May 24th, 2020. Please scroll down for competition’s rules and info on how to submit paintings. Accepted pieces will be announced on June 2nd and winners will be announced on June 9th.

Happy painting!

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Prizes

1st Place

  • $2,000 cash
  • $125 Gift Certificate to PanPastel
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets
  • 1 UART 12×16 Mounted Board
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad
  • 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

  • $1,000 cash
  • $75 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt
  • Special Facebook mention

3rd Place

  • $500 Cash
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Blick
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets
  • 1 UART 9×12 Pad
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt
  • Special Facebook mention

UART Award

  • $300 cash
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets
  • 10 UART Dark 9×12 Sheets
  • 1 12”x16” Mounted Board
  • 1 9×12 Pad (10 sheets)
  • UART Apron, UART t-shirt & UART Ceramic Coffee Mug
  • Special Facebook mention

Terry Ludwig Award

  • $250 Terry Ludwig Gift Certificate
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets
  • 1 9×12 Pad (10 sheets)
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt
  • Special Facebook mention

Honorable Mentions (5)

Each gets 1 pack of 10 12”x18” UART sheets, 1 UART Apron, 1 UART t-shirt

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Juror

Juror

Barbara Jaenicke

BARBARA JAENICKE OPA, AIS, PSA-MP, IAPS-EP Barbara Courtney Jaenicke (pronounced JAN-i-kee) loved to draw and paint as a teenager and desired at an early age to pursue a career of some sort in the art world. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College), majoring in Art with an emphasis in Advertising and Design, while also studying fine art outside of her college studies. Her early career was spent in advertising as an art director, then later in a corporate marketing communications role. In 2002, she was able to turn her focus to a career in fine art, pursuing it full steam ahead, and continues to do so with stubborn determination. Her award highlights include the Silver Medal in the 2019 OPA Western Regional Juried Exhibition, 2nd Place in the 2018 AIS National Juried Show, Plein Air Magazine's Plein Air Salon competition wins in August/September 2017 (Best Water) and April/May 2014 (2nd Place), multiple BoldBrush awards including First Place in November 2019 and Best of Show in March 2015, and the People's Choice award in the 2014 AIS Juried Exhibition. She has been featured in a variety of art publications including the Pastel JournalSouthwest Art, Artists MagazinePlein Air Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur, and has served as a contributing writer for some of these publications. Born and raised in New Jersey, Barbara moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1992 where she lived for 23 years. In May 2015, she and her husband and son relocated to Bend, Oregon in search of inspiring landscape scenery…and snow, one of Barbara’s favorite subjects to paint! Primarily a landscape painter, Barbara is now thrilled to paint the spectacular scenery of central Oregon.

COMPETITION'S RULES

The contest is open to pastel artists over the age of 16 all over the world. Please read carefully to make sure your work meets the following entry requirements:

  1. Works must be done on UART paper only.
  2. Works must be done in dry or oil pastel. Works including mixed media have to be 80% dry or oil pastels.
  3. Work must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials.
  4. All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print.
  5. All work must have been created within the last 12 months.
  6. Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance.
  7. Works done under supervision (such as in a workshop or class) are not eligible.
  8. Fees are: - $25 for first submission - $10 for each additional submission - No limits on submissions - Fees are non-refundable. Please make sure to double check art before uploading. - Please upload all your pictures at once to take advantage of the $10 additional price.
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