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    Gateway To Sedona - West Sedona Overlook

    In the summer of 2014, the Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition, created by the publishers of GatewayToSedona.com, launched with the goal to raise funds to provide art supplies and instruction to children in Central America. The program was interrupted due to the untimely death of one of the founders, Charles Oldham. However, the art competition continued on, and its first year was a great success. Five artists won cash awards, including a grand prize of $5000. 

    Now in 2016, Gateway To Sedona and the Sedona Arts Center have joined forces to help the Sedona arts community with a continuing artist competition and promotion, changing the Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition to The Sedona Art Prize.

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    Gateway To Sedona is an online magazine and directory promoting Sedona, Arizona in photo essay style. Started in 2002, it has grown over the years to include a photo collection covering topics from community events to nature and wildlife and more. See www.GatewayToSedona.com for more information.



    The Sedona Arts Center

    The Sedona Arts Center has joined forces with Gateway To Sedona to help promote artists world wide through an online artist competition and promotion, The Sedona Art Prize.

    The Sedona Arts Center is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to nurturing creative discovery, learning and sharing through arts education and artistic development. See exhibition opportunities and member events.

    Take Art Courses

    Our School of the Arts offers workshops and classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, writing and more. Hundreds of diverse courses are taught by exceptional instructors; most take place in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, while others travel to exotic locales. Members receive discounts on selected weekly classes; inquire about scholarships.

    To learn more visit: SedonaArtsCenter.org/School

    Take Part in Events

    The Sedona Arts Center presents several events each year that bring visitors and the local community together. PhotoFest (June), Sedona Plein Air Festival (October) and Loving Bowls (December) are signature events you won’t want to miss. Visitors plan their vacations around them! All events are dedicated to discovery, learning and sharing through the arts.

    For more information visit: SedonaArtsCenter.org/Events

    Exhibit Your Artwork

    Our Fine Art and Special Exhibition galleries showcase a large selection of works by member artists. Exhibits featuring selected artists change monthly, with opening receptions on the First Friday of each month. Demonstrations in various mediums take place in the galleries, exposing potential buyers to the process behind the finished product. Members receive a 10% discount on purchases.

    To learn more visit: SedonaArtsCenter.org/Gallery

    Request An Expanded Professional Critique

    Get a Professional Review!

    Get a Professional Critique of your Painting: $35

    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.

    Criteria for Review: In addition to constructively commenting on your use of elements such as color, values, composition, drawing, originality, mood, etc, the judge will give you his or her immediate impression of the work and if possible, ways to improve.
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    Terms: Party/artist requesting a review agrees to accept judge's comments and written review as delivered. There shall be no refund offered after judge delivers the review. It shall be understood that the review is based on the training and experience of the reviewer, is subjective in nature, and not a definitive assessment of a particular artwork. Judges are professional artists with an extensive record of achievement, with some or all of the following: academic credentials, membership in established art organizations, authored publications in books and magazines, multiple gallery promotions, acceptance into juried shows, and leaders of popular painting workshops.
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