UART 2022 Online Pastel Competition

Welcome to UART’s 2022 Online Pastel Competition!

The competition is now open and will close on June 6th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. The competition is open to all pastel artists all over the world.

The juror for this year’s competition is Jill Stefani Wagner, PSA-MP IAPS/MC.

Please read the rules carefully before submitting your paintings.

Happy painting!

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Prizes

1st Place

  • $1,500 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 and on our social media platforms

2nd Place

  • $750 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
  • $100 cash
  • 10 UART 12×18 Sheets
  • 1 9×12 Pad (10 sheets)
  • UART Apron & UART t-shirt
  • Special Facebook mention

Honorable Mentions (5)

Each honorable mention will get $50 + 1 pack of 10 12”x18” UART sheets, 1 UART Apron, 1 UART t-shirt

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Juror

Juror

Jill Stefani Wagner, PSA-MP IAPS/MC

Whether painting landscapes, interiors or figures, Wagner’s focus is always the “light” and how it affects the subject she’s trying to capture. An avid plein air artist, she’s inspired by the American landscape and that of her beloved Italy. Participating in national plein air festivals, she travels the country to paint the uniqueness of each region. She spends cold Michigan winters creating larger studio pieces…but always, always chasing the light. Jill’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits throughout the U.S. and is in corporate and private collections. Her paintings have won multiple awards regionally and nationally. Jill’s pastel painting graced the cover of Plein Air Magazine and her work is often featured in their pages. Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine highlighted her work, as has Pastel Journal. Wagner served as Pastel Faculty at the Plein Air Convention for 4 years and also enjoys teaching her own workshops. She’s been designated a Master Pastelist by Pastel Society of America and Master Circle in International Association of Pastel Societies, and also belongs to American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Degas Pastel Society and American Women Artists. Her work is represented by three fine art galleries in the Midwest. See Jill's work at www.jillwagnerart.com

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. Failure to follow the rules will eliminate your entries from the competition.

  1. Works must be done on UART paper only. Works not done on UART paper will be removed from the competition and no refund will be made.
  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 work must have been created within the last 12 months. Works that have been submitted on previous UART pastel competitions will be removed and no refund will be made
  5. Fees are as follow: - $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.
  6. Please pay close attention to providing us with the correct title to your paintings. When uploading several pictures at once, please make sure to add the right title to the right painting and add the surface used, for example: UART 400.
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