CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ACCEPTED PAINTINGS
INTO NOAPS SPRING 2014 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBIT!
It was a very difficult selection task among hundreds of beautiful paintings. We thank all participants and we congratulate all 150 Finalists, Award Winners, Award judge Cheng Lian, as well as all the NOAPS volunteers that make this international exhibit possible with their time and effort.
We received entries from all parts of the world including Latin America, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Orient, and of course the United States. Many of the selected finalists come from far away, Congratulations!
Thank you again for your support of the arts! And, as a learning experience, please read some tips about the entries at the bottom of this article. These tips might help you when entering your next show.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DEREK W PENIX
BEST OF SHOW AWARD
And see all the beautiful paintings from the 150 Finalists at:
TIPS THAT MIGHT HELP WHEN ENTERING YOUR NEXT SHOW
The main advise when entering an art competition is to read the rules in the prospectus. Sounds easy enough, right? If the painting doesn’t follow the instructions, it might be disqualified and unfortunately, it often happens.
What would disqualify an entry in an online exhibit? The two most common reasons are:
1. “The art entered is to have been painted in the past 3 years and NOT previously accepted in a NOAPS Exhibit”. Unfortunately artists sometimes forget and submit art work that was accepted and even awarded in previous NOAPS exhibits. Please check before submitting. It is easy to forget.
2. “All work must have been created in oil and/or acrylic mediums.” This means that watercolor, pencil, or other mediums will be disqualified.
3. An additional tip that always comes up is: only the picture of the painting must be submitted. Please avoid frames, walls, and other inclusions with your art submission. This does not disqualify your entry but the picture of a painting hanging on a wall does not compete well with the full image of just the artwork.
Thank you for participating!