As you may know I have created a new online course program called VITAL art sessions. Last year was my first year doing this and I have to tell you that my heart is so full working with so many wonderful artists!
I love being able to pass on what I have learned as an artist to more and more people. One of the the keys to my artistic development was the importance of competitions. I do not consider myself that competitive and frankly competitions are always a risk for rejection…..and well that’s never a fun experience. However, competitions always gave me a deadline to work towards. As independent artists this is important….especially for us procrastinators! And it helps me still to push myself a little further.
So in our online group, I wanted to set up a similar learning experience for the members. We held a year end Independent Still Life Competition! Everyone could enter 2 works into the show.
The marvelously talented, Gregg Kreutz, was our juror of awards! We had a lovely little interview with him and it was so cool to see him in his New York studio!
I just couldn’t be more proud of everyone who entered. Everyone was a winner in my eyes!
Without further ado, here are the winners of the competition. I hope you enjoy.
P.S. For those of you interested in joining our Merry Band of Painters please go here to get on the waiting list. You will get some free art lessons while you wait.
1st Place – Bouquet in the Window by Julianna O’Hara
2nd Place – Brass Kettle and Lemons by Svetlana Sobchacova
3rd Place – All in the Family by Chula Beauregard
You can find any of these wonderful artists on Facebook, Instagram or through their personal websites.
Check out their work, follow them and even buy a painting!