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Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize 2020
Elizabeth Whelan
9 Sampson Avenue
Edgartown, MA 02539

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts
Entry Deadline: 9/27/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize 2020): $10.00

Open to artists in the United States and Canada (including territories).

Artist Elizabeth R. Whelan invites you to enter the Martha’s Vineyard Drawing Prize, a competition established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in drawing. Entries may be created using graphite, charcoal, Conté, silverpoint, pen & ink, or other suitable drawing media including colored pencils and chalk.

The theme for this year's competition is ‘Fortitude’.

Fortitude can allude to:

  • Courage or bravery
  • Strength of character
  • Endurance (physical objects, buildings, as well as people, can fit this description)
  • Resilient, determined
  • And so on.

This will be an online-only competition, juried by a gallery director, a collector, and an artist from the Martha’s Vineyard arts community.

Deadline for submission is Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Each artist may submit up to 3 works. Categories of drawing can include academic, realistic, contemporary, fantasy, historic, etc. Drawings must have been created in the past 2 years.

1st Place $500
2nd Place $350
3rd Place $150
with additional awards and prizes to be announced.

Prizes and awards will be announced Sunday, October 4, 2020.

Finalists’ work displayed on the Martha’s Vineyard Drawing Prize website for a minimum of one year, including biographic information and links to their websites/social media.

For guidelines, judging criteria, and other FAQ's, please visit the Martha’s Vineyard Drawing Prize website, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @mvdrawingprize.

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