Comfort and Gratitude: Excellence in Traditional Fine Art Competition

Deadline: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Exhibition: Comfort and Gratitude: Excellence in Traditional Fine Art Competition

Dates: October 8, 2021 to December 10, 2021

This exhibition is entirely virtual, so there is no need to deliver your work to any location.

All current members of the California Art Club.

The mission of this new initiative is to encourage artists to develop and refine their classical art skills and spotlight their mastery by providing a new platform for showcasing contemporary-traditional works of art.

We ask artists to represent Comfort and Gratitude via contemporary-traditional methods. Any genre of work will be eligible for consideration. The works could depict your favorite comfort food, a cherished space that holds special meaning, or a portrait of a loved one or mentor that elicits deep gratitude – any subject for which you are thankful to have in your life. We do ask that artists submit work created in the last year and encourage artists to dig deep into their creative process.

Paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel or acrylic. Drawings in charcoal, color pencil or graphite.

Sculptures in permanent materials such as bronze, marble, terra cotta, fiberglass, or wood.

60% Artist / 40% CAC

Submission Information:

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First Place:      $1,000

Second Place: $500

Third Place:    $250

Honorable Mention/s:    $75

Special Recognition Awards will also be additionally and exclusively available for Student Artist, Mentorship Program, and Associate Artist Members. Recipients of the Special Recognition Awards will receive $50.

The judge for this installment of the Excellence in Traditional Fine Art Competition is renowned art historian and curator Micah Christensen. Christensen’s focus in on the education of Western artists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and he pens the widely-read blog on art and the classical tradition, “Bearded Roman.” He received a PhD in the History of Art from University College London and his Masters in Fine And Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute in London.

Multiple opportunities for visibility will be provided for approximately 30-40 works of exceptional artistic merit from each competition. This visibility will include:

·         Exhibition on the CAC website

·         Exclusive Collectors’ Circle Preview

·         Featured posts on social media channels

·         Mentions in the California Art Club Newsletter