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Utrecht Art Supplies 3rd Annual Juried Art Competition

From our Friends at Utrecht Art Supplies:

We’re proud to announce that Utrecht Art Supplies is launching its 3rd Annual National Art Competition, marking 62 years of serving American Artists nationwide. With over 6,000 entries, response to our inaugural competitions have been overwhelming- the volume of contestants and quality of work received exceeded all expectations! This year, Utrecht is proud to join American Artist Magazine and Studio Incamminati in presenting our 3rd Annual Contest where we expect to attract a record number of participants in a broad spectrum of styles, subjects and media.

All Artists are invited to submit works in Painting, Drawing or Sculpture. In recognition of excellence, Utrecht will be awarding over $16,000 in prizes. All entries will be evaluated and finalists selected by Nelson Shanks/Studio Incamminati founder & master portrait artist, Chief Editor of American Artist Magazine and Utrecht Resident Artist. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, styles and materials. This year, our Grand Prize Winner will receive a 6-week Summer Workshop Scholarship to Studio Incamminati located in Philadelphia, PA. (A value of $4,600.00).

Founded by world renowned artist Nelson Shanks, Studio Incamminati is America’s leading art school, teaching the principles and techniques of representational art. Our Grand Prize Winner will participate in an intensive studio course, working from antique casts and live models under the direction of highly accomplished working artists. Enter your work and let Utrecht showcase the extraordinary talent that has been an integral part of our inspiration for over 6 decades! See official rules for entry.

Learn more about the Utrecht Art Supplies 3rd Annual Juried Art Competition.



The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.