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Special One Month Summer Painting Vacation in Mexico (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)


June 1-26, July 6-31, Aug 3-28

Cristi Fer Art Studio offers a special 30 days art vacation emergence. Bright light, exciting landscape, Colonial architectures, flower, mariachi make San Miguel an inspirational cornucopia. Sketching, watercolor, plein air, in studio painting, personal style. Who will benefit: Art teachers looking for a special vacation, retirees in search of cultural retreat, artists looking for inspiration. Space limited to 4.

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"Intuitive Painting" with Stanka Kordic (Ann Arbor, MI)


April 6-8, 2015

Cost: $275. An opportunity for painters with a solid foundation of drawing and knowledge of oil painting techniques to experiment with new paint applications, and to tap into a more intuitive and individualized way of working. The intuitive portion includes self-inquiry, and responding to the paint by seeing mark making as a valid means of expression. Contact: idzamperla@gmail.com or 734-662-8734

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Free-Flowing Landscapes in Watercolor (Fish Creek, WI)


August 21-22, 2015

Let your creative juices flow as you walk the line between representation and abstraction. Allow your watercolors to unleash their natural power with vibrant fluid color, surprising textures, and limitless possibilities. Rob demonstrates his methods and techniques, and outlines a process to create large, loose, flowing watercolor landscapes.

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Master Class with Jan Baltzell (Philadelphia, PA)


June 12-14, 2015

Join acclaimed artist and PAFA faculty member Jan Baltzell to explore the varied paths from direct observation toward abstraction and invention. Baltzell's own painterly abstractions display a master's control of contrasting mark-making that transcends the viewer's conventional vocabulary. Space is limited.

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Art for the Table (Fish Creek, WI)


July 13-16, 2015

Learn to make finely-crafted, food safe pots using the pottery wheel. Beginning students will be introduced to basic forms such as cups, bowls and plates. Advanced students will refine their technique while creating more advanced forms such as pitchers, jars, and cream and sugar sets. Ample time will be allowed for practicing and perfecting your skills.

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Weekend Warrior Workshop: Figure Focus (Nashville, TN)


April 24-25, 2015

This workshop will focus on the figure in a series of exercises designed to challenge artists at every experience level. Working from life, students come away with a new understanding of the human form, color-mixing, composition, and paint-handling. Both short and long poses. Bring your own easel. Class limited to 10 students.

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Plein Air Painting in Watercolor (Avignon, France)


June 9-19, 2015

Avignon is home to some great museums, beautiful architecture, the biggest Gothic palace in the world, and a famous medieval bridge. We will take a couple of painting day trips as well, to hill towns including St. Remy for its fabulous market day! This plein air workshop is designed to inspire you and improve your painting skills.

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Make Your Paintings Sing! (Langley, WA)


June 15-19, 2015

Most artists say that their number one problem is painting (or seeing) sparkling color. In this oil/pastel painting workshop, you will learn to: see color accurately; mix what you see; paint the subtle color variations within a mass; capture the effect of light; create color harmony; avoid "mud"; and differentiate between garish and realistic color.

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The Plein Air Primer: Essential Practices of the Outdoor Painter (Coupeville, WA)


April 18-19, 2015

This studio workshop will cover limited focus as a means to simplify and build strong compositions, the value divisions of landscape, the proper way to plan and begin your painting, and how to approach color. We will also review the logistics of plein air: how to set up outdoors and organize a light pack of supplies. Suitable for oil, acrylic or pastel painters.

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Northern Light: On location in Maine with acrylics and watercolor! (Rockland, ME)


August 31 - September 4, 2015

Whichever medium you use, you'll benefit from Bill's expertise in the areas of concept and composition, drawing, values, color, and paint-handling. His response to his environment is lyric and sensitive and his instruction is solid, attentive and thorough. This Plein Air class will take full advantage of our beautiful nearby painting sites.

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Creating Abstraction in Pastel or Acrylic (Bernard, ME)


August 10-13, 2015

This workshop will emphasize developing abstract paintings in pastel or acrylic. Students will learn a variety of ways to develop both non-objective and nature based abstractions. Time will be spent drawing from nature and taking these drawings back to the studio to create abstractions. Students will learn to "loosen up", be more expressive and work intuitively.

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Classical Oil Portraiture (Atlanta, GA)


May 14-17, 2015

Learn how to lay in an accurate underdrawing in vine charcoal and create a small color study as a tool for making color choices. Then we will create an underpainting, a wash in a thin layer of color over your underdrawing. Next we will learn to execute the overpainting. Finally, we will learn a glazing technique.

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Mar30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

NOAPS Spring 2015 On-Line International Exhibit - $2,400 in cash awards

Mar31
NATIONAL call to artists

Deep Freeze - St Paul, MN - $100 Curator's Choice Award

Mar31
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Recycle - Brooklyn, NY - $2800 in awards, including $1000 Best in Show

Mar31
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Baang + Burne New Works Grant and Gallery Representation - New York, NY - $2,500 grant or representation

Mar31
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Direct Art Magazine, Volume 22 - Covers, feature articles, full page displays

Mar31
NATIONAL call to artists

2015 Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists - Exhibition-in-Print - $3,000 in awards & Winners' Catalog

Apr1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

The 4th International Photography Annual Call for Lens-based Work - Art publication - $2,000 in cash awards

Apr1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

49th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, NY - $5,000 in awards

Apr2
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Juried Portrait Exhibition : Igor Babailov, Juror - Atlanta, GA - Ribbons; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Members Choice, Honorable Mentions

Apr8
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Shadow and Light: 2015 - Portland, OR - photography exhibition & catalog

Apr9
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Manifest Artist Residency 2015-2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Free studio for a year, solo show, plus other support benefits

Apr11
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

A Step Into Spring - Open Theme Call for Art - Laguna Beach, CA

Apr13
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11th Annual Magnitude Seven Call for Small Works - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Apr18
LOCAL call to artists

Arts Alive 2015 - West Coast Interactive Art Experience - Camarillo, CA

Apr18
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

6x6x2015 - International Call for Entries - Rochester, NY

Apr20
NATIONAL call to artists

2015 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors - Old Forge, NY - over $14,000 in awards and prizes

Apr20
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National Open Call for Art - Online exhibition - 20 artists will be published in Artist Portfolio Magazine

Apr27
NATIONAL call to artists

10th Annual Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout - Alameda, CA - Awards to be announced

Apr28
NATIONAL call to artists

Open: group exhibition juried by Sylvia White - St Paul, MN - $300 in awards

Apr30
REGIONAL call to artists

The 26th Cedarhurst Biennial - Mount Vernon, IL - $3,250 in awards

Apr30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

New American Paintings - 2015 Western Competition - 40 winners will appear in Oct/Nov 2015 edition

May10
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Unconventional Means - Artist Opportunities - Laguna Beach, CA

May13
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Center Forward 2015 Call for Photography - Fort Collins, CO - Over $1,750 in awards

May15
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Solomons Plein Air Festival - Solomons, MD

May18
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Call for Exhibitors - Toronto, Ontario - $25,000 in awards

May18
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

35th Annual Spring Photography Contest - Online exhibition - $4,500+ in cash awards plus add'l prizes

May29
NATIONAL call to artists

2015 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship Grant - up to $10,000

Jun1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

6th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit - St. Augustine, FL - $5,000 in awards

Jun1
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Momentum: Images of Dance - Call for Photography - Cash prizes, frameable certificates & online exhibition

Jun1
NATIONAL call to artists

Commonwheel Artists 41st Annual Labor Day Art Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Best of Show wins free booth for 2016

Jun1
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Season 12 Call for Exhibit Proposals - Cincinnati, OH - Exhibit and 'season annual' publication

Jun5
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2015 MGAL National Juried Exhibition - Memphis, TN - $7500 in cash, merchandise, and purchase awards

Jun6
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Dave Bown Projects - 10th Semiannual Competition - Online exhibition - $10,000 in cash prizes

Jun15
NATIONAL call to artists

A Sense of Place, 35th Annual Juried Fine Art Competition - Augusta, GA - $1,750 in awards

Jun19
REGIONAL call to artists

Schedello! Fine Arts & Music Festival - Elmore, Ohio - First Prize plus 3 honorable mentions - cash awards

Jun30
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

2015 Art Kudos International Juried Competition - Online exhibition - $4,500 in cash awards

Jun30
NATIONAL call to artists

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival - La Jolla, CA - Multiple Best of Show Awards

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Fall 2015 - cities in MD, NJ, PA, VA

Oct1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, OH - $5,000 Cash Award + Solo Exhibition of ONE work