What is UART’s Annual Online Pastel Competition?

Our 2019 Online Pastel Competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted paintings! What an amazing show we’ve had! Accepted pieces have been juried in!. Winners will be announced on July 30th, 2019. Stay tuned!

View the accepted entries

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 as well Facebook Banner. Plus a special Facebook mention.

2nd Place

  • $750 cash
  • $100 Gift certificate to Artisan Santa Fe
  • $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

  • One 60 pieces set of your choice (MSRP $250)
  • 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

View the accepted entries

Juror

Juror

Jacob Aguiar

Jacob discovered pastels in 2011 when he came across the landscape pastels of Richard McKinley. He was hooked and began experimenting and studying with several artists including Richard McKinley, Albert Handell, Clark Mitchell, and Marla Baggetta. Jacob teaches regular classes in Westbrook, Maine, as well as plein air and studio workshops around the country and internationally. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a professional artist member of the Copley Society in Boston.

Eligibility

The contest is open to all 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 in dry pastel with a final surface of a minimum of 80% dry pastel. NO OIL PASTELS. Mixed media must be predominantly (80%) dry pastel.
  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
View the accepted entries

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