Jack Richeson & Co. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality art materials. As part of our mission to support the visual arts community, we operate the Richeson School of Art & Gallery and have created the Richeson75 International Art Competitions. The Richeson75 Competitions are meant to offer a venue in which established and emerging artists may show their latest, best work to a wide and appreciative audience. The 75 finalists for each regular contest will exhibit their work in our beautiful Richeson Gallery and in the Online exhibit. The newly created Richeson75 ONLINE competitions also reach a wide audience with Online exhibits of the 75 finalists' work. All Richeson75 competitions are capped off with the publication of a collectible, limited edition full-color, hardcover exhibit book: These books include work of the finalists, and also feature other meritorious entries from the competition. Richeson's underwrites large cash prizes for Best-In-Show and generous prizes of Richeson art studio furniture and materials for each contest cycle.
Eligibility: The Richeson 75 Competitions are open to all artists over age 18. All work entered must be original in concept/execution and have been created since January 1, 2010. No work done in a class, workshop or under supervision is eligible. Work shown previously at Richeson School of Art and Gallery are not accepted. Employees of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. are not eligible for the exhibit. An artist IS eligible for a prize in each media entered/juried in, but may only win one prize in each category. Winners of any Richeson 75 Best In Show award are ineligible for awards for 2 years period following that win.
Best In Show - $5,000 cash
First Place in each category will receive a $1,000 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.
Second Place Award in each category will receive a $500 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co.,
The two categories for entry are:
1) Oils, Oil Pastels and Acrylic
2) Other Media (Soft Pastels, Drawing/Dry Media, Watercolor, Gouache, Casein, Printmaking, etc.).
Finalists will be selected and invited to participate in the exhibit at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin from October 8 - December 7, 2012. Only work actually exhibited in the Richeson 75: Figure / Portrait 2012 show will be eligible for an award. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception. Finalists will be featured in the exhibition book and our on-line Virtual Gallery along with information on the artist including artist’s website URL whether they participate in the exhibit or not.
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