Painting Guidelines

Art  created  by  applying  pigment  on  a  two-dimensional  surface  with  a    brush,    knife, or hand and/or the manipulation of digital processes with a computer.

 

Examples  include but are not limited to:   Oil,   acrylic,   watercolor,   gouache,   tempera, ink, en-caustic,  fresco,  spray  paint,  etc.  applied  on  canvas,  canvas  board,  paper,  mixed  media  or  any flat  surface.

Requirements:

 

1. Only one (1) project can be entered.

 

2. The submission should be no larger than 36 inches by 48 inches.  Framing is optional.

 

3. The contestant is required to make an oral presentation, which will not exceed
     three 
(3) minutes, explaining the methods or techniques used in developing the project.

 

4. The contestant must be available to answer questions from the judges.

5. The submission should be no larger than 36 inches by 48 inches. Framing is optional. 

NOTE: The national office will provide easels at the national competition.

Contestants Will Be Judged By The Following Criteria:

• Color (20 pts)

• Composition (20 pts)

• Craft (20 pts)

• Line/Form (20 pts)

• Theme (20 pts)

**A portion reprinted with permission from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers**