Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bucks County Gallery Exhibition

Howard Cooperman of the amazing Bucks County Gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania has an exhibition of the winners of the Autumn Arts Painting Challenge this month. We have photos of the exhibition and of the opening reception for you.

Howard also made a short You Tube video of the exhibition. If you click the following link, you'll be taken to a pdf file for more photos from the reception taken by Paul Skibinski. Thank you Paul and Howard!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Judge's Choice Awards

The following paintings have been selected by the award jurors and are the "Judge's Choice Awards" for the First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge and Competition. Congratulations to all those selected as well as every artist who created a new work of art for this challenge and competition. (*NOTE - Works are listed below in no particular order.)

The "Judge's Choice Award" artworks will be part of an exhibit at the Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art in New Hope, PA, beginning March 1, 2010. These works of art will hang alongside the winning selections that were announced a few weeks ago for our First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge and Competition. Each artist will be contacted with instructions on how to ship their works to the gallery.

Please join us for the Gala Reception at the Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art to celebrate on March 6, 2010, from noon to 6 pm. We hope to see you there!

Our thanks, once again, to our amazing judges for all of the hours of work they dedicated to this challenge.

Take note artists, works must be shipped or delivered
to the gallery no later than February 20, 2010.

Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art
77 W. Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938

"Corn Hill II"
Christine Bodnar

“To the Sea”
Acrylic on Canvas 60*120 c.m.
Kittipong Panmuang

Oil 20"x30" "The Poplars" Ron Rudat

Becky Joy, "Backllit Oak", 20x24 Oil

"Creeks Edge"
12x16 oil on board
Doug Braithwaite

"Old Milk Trucks", 8x10, oil on panel, © Darrell Hill

"October Thicket", 12X12, Randall David Tipton

Mark Kelvin Horton

"Autumn Corn II"
12x16 Oil on Linen
Horton Hayes Fine Art
Shannon Runquist

"High, Wide and Lonesome"
Victoria Morris Ekelund
Oil on Canvas, 36" x 18"

"Autumn Jewels"
Amanda Luck Baltzell

"Lincoln Blvd. - Venice"
Thomas W. Schaller

"October Moon" - Mixed Media - Sarah Yeoman

"Belltown" Robin Weiss, Oil on Canvas 12X12

"Stalking Monet" 40X26 Watercolor by Paul Jackson

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Thousand Artists, An Amazing Art Event Unfolds

Today we announce the winners of one of the largest, free art challenges ever to be held on the Internet - the First Annual Autumn Arts Challenge and Contest. The global event has ignited the interest of artists, galleries, and collectors. Hundreds of new original works were created during the month of October 2009 specifically for the Autumn Arts Challenge.

Every painting here celebrates the true spirit of art - a unique vision from an individual artist who had the courage to join us for our first free, global art challenge.

Nationally acclaimed judges Soon Y Warren, Gladys de Moran, and Marsha Savage kindly volunteered an immense amount of time to view almost 1000 images and select the best. The three administrators, Sandy Askey-Adams, Jean Levert-Hood, and Nancy Medina, were humbled, honored, and, quite frankly, a bit taken aback at the response to this event.

Congratulations to the winners. And thank you to everyone who joined us, everyone who entered a painting, and a sincere thanks to the amazing judges who worked together so graciously every step of the way. We hope you will join us for the next challenge.

Winners of the First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge 2009

*sizes of artworks are provided here if they were provided by the artists

Best of Show


Pastel Category

First Place:

Clive R. Tyler, "Aspen Glory," Soft Pastel


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Oil / Acrylic Category

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Watercolor Category

First Place:

38 x 25"

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Mixed Media Category

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