The 8th Annual RayMar Fine Art Competition is open for registration and entries!

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The RayMar Fine Art Competition is a premier annual online art competition well received by artists, gallery directors and collectors in the art community. The competition recognizes exceptional artwork and enables RayMar to reward artists with substantial cash prizes. 

Each month of the competition jurors select and critique 12 Finalist paintings, April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015. At the end of the 12 months, the Final Juror of Awards selects 12 paintings from the 144 finalists and awards $26,500 in cash prizes. Click here for more entry rules and details.



 

Congratulations to the November Best of Show!


Pink Peonies and Lillies by Stacy Barter

Judge's Comments:   

   Wow. What can I say? Think of the 19th century French painter Henri Fatin-Latour. Go check him out and then come back to Stacy’s painting. She may have done him one better.    
   Stacy threw down a lot of paint and worked it alla prima in what appears to be within a short period of time. It is also obvious she had a great time painting it as well. And yet, we all know that when a painting becomes this thick and wet every touch becomes fraught with risk and things can skid out of control without warning. Edges can become mushy. Colors can chalk up. Transparent darks can be lost forever.
    If you have not looked at the larger image of her painting stop reading now and do so. Zoom in. Enjoy how Stacy not only uses her consummate drawing skills, she uses the inherent properties of paint itself to represent a level of form and detail that goes beyond rendering. Stacy clearly understands what paint can do, and when it is time to do it – when the suface is slick, when it becomes sticky and grabs, when to go thick, and when to keep it thin.   Read full critique here
                          


8th Annual Monthly Competition Jurors

APRIL 2014

WILLIAM SCHNEIDER

MAY 2014

ABBEY RYAN

JUNE 2014

SCOTT PRIOR

JULY 2014

CHARLIE HUNTER

AUG 2014

KRISTEN THIES

SEPT 2014

DANIEL KEYS

 OCT 2014

ELIZABETH ROBBINS

NOV 2014

THOMAS KITTS

 DEC 2014

CAMILLE PRZEWODEK

JAN 2015

KATHLEEN DUNPHY

FEB 2015

JACQUELINE KAMIN

MAR 2015

GEORGE GALLO

Final Juror of Awards - DANIEL GERHARTZ



 

Congratulations to John McCartin, the $10,000 Grand Prize of RayMar's 7th Annual Fine Art Competition!

 Winter Morning Kangarilla, 82 cm x 110cm, by John McCartin

View all 12 award winning paintings of the 7th Annual Competition selected & critiqued by Morgan Samuel Price

 



Current Month in the Competition

8th Annual Competition Month #9 - December 2014 - Judge: Camille Przewodek



Upcoming Months in the Competition

Upcoming Competition Judge to be announced

Past Months in the Competition

8th Annual Competition Month #8 - November 2014 - Judge: Thomas Jefferson Kitts
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8th Annual Competition Month #7 - October 2014 - Judge: Elizabeth Robbins
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8th Annual Competition Month #6 - September 2014 - Judge: Daniel Keys
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8th Annual Competition Month #5 - August 2014 - Judge: Kristen Thies
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8th Annual Competition Month #4 - July 2014 - Judge: Charlie Hunter
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8th Annual Competition Month #3 - June 2014 - Judge: Scott Prior
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8th Annual Competition Month #2 - May 2014 - Judge: Abbey Ryan
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8th Annual Competition Month #1 - April 2014 - Judge: William Schneider
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