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    Over $10,000 in Cash Awards!

    Year-End Grand Prizes:

    $6,750.00 Cash Total 144 finalists selected from all 12 months compete for Grand Prizes

    • $5000.00 Cash Grand Prize, plus optional opportunity for exhibit and two week art residency at Sedona Arts Center (residency to be completed in 2018)
    • $1000.00 Cash Second Prize
    • $ 750.00 Cash Third Prize

    Monthly Prizes:

    Each Month a Different Art Professional Judge Selects 12 Monthly Finalists for a Total 144 Competing for Year-End Cash Award

    Monthly Best in Show $200.00 Cash; Extra Promotional Value, $400.00

    • $200.00 Cash Best in Show
    • Artist Spotlight promotional article ($100 value)
    • Home Page Top Slide Show Banner Promotion ($100 value)
    • Top Special Display on Finalist Promotional Page
    • Gold-leaf Best in Show certificate mailed to your home or studio anywhere in the world
    • Special Judge's comment on Best in Show

    11 Additional Monthly Finalists; Extra Promotional Value, $200.00

    • Home Page Slide Show Banner Promotion for one month ($100.00 value)
    • Special Display on Finalist Promotional Page ($100.00 value)
    • Gold-leaf Finalist certificate mailed to your home or studio anywhere in the world
    • Special Judge's comment on each finalist painting

    Monthly Artists Choice Award - Selected by Member Artists, $100.00 Cash

    • Winning painting receives highest score / number of comments
    • Winner receives $100.00 cash
    • Home Page Slide Show Banner Promotion for one month ($100.00 value)
    • Gold-leaf Artists Choice certificate mailed to your home or studio anywhere in the world
    • Member artists provide anonymous comments on favorite paintings. (Click Here for More Details...)

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    • Add a YouTube video to your full page.
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    • "Special" promoted paintings rotate on the home page and throughout this website; further, paid posts in social media reach out to new visitors ensuring that views of your painting increase exponentially over time.



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    Latest Artists Choice Reviews

    Stormy Weather

    Beautiful color and mood.

    Feels like a peacefully vintage day

    Loved the way the artist played with the ocean colors, blue and green. The purple shades are null or used very slightly on the rocks, however I see this painting and makes me feel like a peacefully vintage day with purple sunny rays.

    Wonderful Painting

    I like everything about this - the mood, the subject, the execution.

    Inspiring Tree

    I find the tree on the left particularly interesting. It looks like it's reaching for heaven. Is it seeking eternity?

    Uplifting Colors

    I love the use of colors. They create a cheerful feeling.

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    A professional artist member judge from our painting contest will review your painting and give you an expanded critique on what is positive or negative, with answers to your specific questions. Written critique from 300 to 500 words includes specific answers to your questions. Introductory price: $35 USD. Service available to members or non-members alike. See latest posted reviews here.

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