Strokes of Genius 16: The Best of Drawing Art Competition

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Call for Entries

Strokes of Genius 16 | The Best of Drawing is currently accepting entries. Win prizes and publication by entering this exciting drawing competition, brought to you by Artists Network and Artists Magazine. Strokes of Genius 16 | The Best of Drawing is our only drawing-specific competition and your opportunity to be recognized as the best of the best in contemporary drawing!

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Super Early Bird Deadline: April 24, 2024

Entry Fee: $15 for Artists Network Members Entry Fee: $25 for nonmembers

Early Bird Deadline: May 15, 2024

Entry Fee: $25 for Artists Network Members Entry Fee: $35 for nonmembers

EXTENDED Final Deadline: June 18, 2024

Entry Fee: $30 for Artists Network Members Entry Fee: $40 for nonmembers

Prizes & Awards

First Place Winner: $2,000 cash

Second Place Winner: $1,000 cash

Third Place Winner: $500 cash

10 Honorable Mentions: $50 Gift Card

Award winners will receive a free Artists Network Membership for 1 year ($99.99 value), and a digital award-winner badge. Winning entries, PLUS an additional 85+ finalists, will be published in The Best of Drawing (a special publication from the editors of Artists Magazine).

Awards Juror

Rick Shaefer is a contemporary American visual artist who creates ambitious large-scale landscapes. Shaefer studied at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, and the Art Center: College of Design, in Pasadena, California. He interrupted those studies to immerse himself in the art worlds of London and New York City, and later received a B.A. from the University of Maryland while living in Europe. Shaefer built a 12-year fashion-photography career in New York before returning to painting and drawing. He has twice received a Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant and has exhibited his work widely in venues across the United States. His work is part of notable collections, including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program, Microsoft and American Express, as well as many private collections. Shaefer’s work is represented by Sears Peyton Gallery in New York City. Visit his website and Instagram @rickshaefer for more.

Past Winners

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The Best of Drawing

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