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Organized by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Painting on the Edge is a juried competition open to all living artists worldwide featuring original paintings, printmaking and drawing media. Abstract, expressive, impressionist or realist styles are welcome.
The name, Painting on the Edge, is partly derived from the physical location of Vancouver, BC Canada on the West Coast of North America, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and from the challenge issued to the artists to push their artistic limits and create extraordinary and unique images.
Entries are welcome from all artists working in two dimensions in all traditional art media (e.g. Oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point, and two-dimensional collage).
Digital art, photography or three-dimensional art such as installation art or sculpture will not be accepted.
Successful entries will combine an original subject or concept, feature excellent composition and skillful use of the chosen medium. They will capture the jury's interest and excite or move the viewer because they represent the artist's imagination, involvement and sincerity.
All works must be from the hand of a single artist; pieces that originate from a workshop or a class under the direction of a teacher are not eligible. All work must be for sale and priced in Canadian funds with intent to sell. A commission of 35% will be retained on all sold work.
Entry fees (in Canadian dollars) $25.00 per image for FCA members in good standing, $30.00 per image for non-members.
The contest is open to all artists worldwide.
Grand Prize: $2,000 (Canadian dollars, approx. 1,830 USD)
The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on August 21th. Entries that are accepted for exhibition must remain on display until September 7, 2014. Awards will be mailed to those winners unable to attend the awards ceremony.