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 expectional artwork and enables RayMar to reward artists with substantial cash prizes.
About the RayMar Competition
Each month of the competition jurors select and critique 12 Finalist paintings, February 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014. 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.
7th Annual Monthly Competition Jurors
Update 5/17/2013: April Contest Finalists will be posted soon!
Comments from Linda Tracey Brandon
There are at least a million ways to paint and there are also a million ways for a painting to be wonderful. I saw many of them in this month's Raymar contest and it was much more difficult to judge the work than I thought it would be. I wish I could have acknowledged more winners for this month's contest and I'm so honored to have been chosen as a monthly judge. I judged the contest on the basis of several criteria, including the usual technical considerations including design, draftsmanship, visual content, color, value, edges, paint quality, imagination and emotional impact. It should be noted that everyone who judges a contest must rely to some extent on their own personal taste, gut reactions and insights. I saw many wonderful paintings in the contest that I would have liked to have acknowledged and of course another artist judge would have made different decisions and comments.
It's a pleasure to describe why I love the following paintings. Congratulations to all of the artists who entered this month's contest and I wish all of you the best of luck in the months to come!
Current Month in the Competition
Upcoming Months in the Competition7th Annual Competition Month #5 - June 2013 - Starts: 06/01/13, Entry Deadline: 06/30/2013 - Judge: Kim Lordier
Past Months in the Competition