55th REGIONAL EXHIBITION

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AWARDS AND CATEGORIES
  • Best of Show (Purchase Award) $1500.00
  • Judge’s Choice Award $500.00
  • Oil/Acrylic on Canvas 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
  • Water media on Paper 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
  • Collage/Mixed Media 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
  • Pastels/Graphics 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
  • Digital and Photography 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Cash Prizes in each category for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention will be $300, $250, $200, and $150 respectively. Merchandise awards will be distributed equitably among the categories at the judge’s discretion. There will be approximately $7,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards.

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ELIGIBILITY

This exhibit is open to all amateur and professional Texas Artists, age 18 and over. Artwork must be original, executed after April 1, 2019 without instructor supervision, must not be copies of art work or photographs by persons other than the artist, even with copyright and/or original photographer’s permission and must not have been previously accepted in any RCAS Regional Shows. Multiple painting series must be in separate frames only and will be judged individually. Image submission should show the image only, not the frame.

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ABOUT THE JUROR, JUDY A. CROWE
Artist Judy Crowe
Juror/Artist Judy Crowe

I loved to draw as a child-mostly ladies in long beautiful dresses. I guess at one point in time, I thought I might pursue clothes design as a career. My mother passed away when I was 17 though and the social worker at MD Anderson helped me so much that I began to seriously consider social work as my college major. It wasn’t until years later after having children of my own that I discovered painting.

I began painting after a friend gave me a couple of oil painting lessons in her garage. I was hooked and began to take classes from various artists but it wasn’t until I moved to Houston that I began taking painting seriously. I did not grow up in a household that visited museums or art galleries so this field of work was entirely new to me. Those few visits to my friend’s garage opened up a whole world I had never dreamed of. I love the works of the Old Masters but the Impressionist painters are the painters I most admire for their vibrant use of color and their individual brushwork. As it did for the impressionists, everyday subjects inspire me. I love flowers and landscapes and appreciate the beauty of nature. It’s quite a challenge to capture the feel of a time or place on canvas rather than a photo representation.

I’ve been featured in several national artists publications and have won many awards but while those honors are nice, the best reward ~ for me as an artist ~ is when a collector purchases a piece of work. My hope and goal is to add lasting value to the world we live in and perhaps capture a part of God’s wonderful creation to canvas.

For more information, visit Judy Crowe’s web site: www.JudyCrowe.com