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Competitive Art

Competitive Art
Each week I write a new article for members of our three wonderful art groups on Facebook, The Artists Exchange, The Artists Directory, and The Artist Hangout. This week we take a look at art competitions and a few of the reasons you might not be picking up the prize. In my younger days I entered a heap of art competitions and I realised when a new email popped into my inbox a few weeks ago inviting me to enter yet another one, that the last art competition I entered was more than twenty years ago.  I’ve been tempted to do the odd one now and again but this latest one just wasn’t for me or my art. If there’s one thing I learned when I did do them it was that not every piece of art or artist has a fit with what the judges are after.  I had managed to bag a handful of first places in the early days and a couple of runner up prizes and plenty where I didn’t get placed at all, but for the most part art competitions weren’t really something I wanted to continue doing. They need…

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