DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR PLEINAIR SALON COMPETITION. Only a few days remain to enter the September/October portion of the PleinAir magazine Salon competition that will result in prizes being awarded by the judge, Michael Zakian, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University. After the deadline of October 31, 2012, three award winners and nine semi-finalist paintings will be selected. Those semi-final works become eligible for the $20,000 in cash prizes to be during the Plein Air Convention & Expo, to be held in Monterey, California, April 10-14, 2013. To enter this exciting and rewarding contest, visit www.pleinairsalon.com
TEXAS ARTISTS ELIGIBLE FOR $50,000 PRIZE. The Hunting Art Prize of $50,000 will be awarded to a Texas artist who enters work electronically by the deadline of November 30, 2012. The prize, established in 1981, is sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC. Artists must sign up through the competition website (www.huntingartprize.com) and upload one digital file representing their artwork. For more information, visit the website or e-mail [email protected].
“THE FIGURE NOW” JUDGE IS STEVE HUSTON. Internationally renowned artist Steve Huston will serve as the judge of a national juried exhibition aimed at reconsidering traditional and contemporary approaches to the figure. Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery in Clayton, Missouri, is organizing this juried exhibition with a top award of $1,000. The deadline to enter is December 1, 2012. For more information, visit www.artcontestnow.com or send an e-mail to [email protected].
“The Framers,” by Steve Huston