There are four categories in our graphic arts competitions. The top piece in each category will be recognized, along with the piece that best fits the theme. In addition, one work of art will receive the Pictor Anni award. The theme for this year's convention is Greek and Roman Heroes.
The specific rules for Drawing and Painting are:
All Drawing and Painting entries must be two-dimensional on one piece of paper. There should be no paste-ons.
Do not enter groups of pictures, as they cannot be judged fairly against a single picture.
All entries must be mounted on a stiff mat board. Acrylic and Oil and Mixed Media are permitted to use canvas. Matting should be no bigger than 1” beyond the actual edge of the art. Failure to mat will result in disqualification.
Pictures (excluding the mat) must not exceed a maximum of 16x20 inches. Canvas must not exceed a maximum of 20x24 inches.
The criteria for judging drawing and painting are:
Degree of Skill
Design and Color
Adherence to Classical Theme
Adherence to Rules
This category includes anything paint! Watercolor, acrylic, oil, or any other kind of paint falls into this category.
Pencil & Ink
Any artwork that is done with a pencil, colored pencil, pen, or any other kind of ink will be judged in this category.
Models & Mosaics
A model can be any size, and be made of anything you can imagine.
A mosaic can similarly be in any shape and size. No materials are restricted in this creative category!
Digital Art & Photography
This category includes any art that is aided by or created in a computer program, as well as any photography. The theme for this category is classical and Christian art, so a photograph of just any old flower would not count, but a photograph of a narcissus (the flower from the Echo and Narcissus myth) would be welcome. Make sure that the classical or Christian connection is clear in the title and/or description of the art.