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 July Best of Show!

 Caution: Children Among Us by Dilleen Marsh

 11" x 14" Oil

Judge's Comments: Jaw dropping sophistication in a lock-tight composition. A virtuoso display of high-key muted color; look at how warm (and light) the darkest dark is (and I invite you to spend a moment in awe at the audacity of the highlight colors...). We are tossed into a chaotic, vaguely disquieting situation, narratively forced into identifying with the central character, the only one in “full color.” So many delicious unanswered questions (any significance to the fact that the boy and the girl both have triangles on their chests? Are the turquoise and magenta some sort of analog for baby blue and pink? And if so why....). My sole quibble is the secondary kid; the one with her finger in her mouth - IMHO she’s a bit too newspapery-black-and-white for the rest of the piece. But what the hell do I know? This painting is a killer - Charlie Hunter

                      

 

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 PREZWODEK

JAN 2015

KATHLEEN DUNPHY

FEB 2015

JACQUELINE KAMIN

MAR 2015

GEORGE GALLO

Final Juror of Awards to be announced soon!

 

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 #5 - August 2014 - Judge: Kristen Thies



Upcoming Months in the Competition

Upcoming Competition Judge to be announced

Past Months in the Competition

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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