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Greetings Artists
 
This is the start of the 4TH WEEK OF OUR SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST.
It is so very uplifting to see all the creativity that is taking place within the Light Chasers Group.
We all look forward every week to viewing your latest artistic efforts, that you so generously share with us!
Thank You for your wonderful paintings that brighten up our week!!!
 
THE PAINTING VOTED AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 3RD WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:

"BRADENTON SPLENDOR"

BY DARRYL GOLDMAN

OIL ON CANVAS

18" X 24"
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO DARRYL FOR HIS VIVID CAPTURING OF A MOMENT SUSPENDED IN TIME.
THE BRILLIANT COLORS OF THE CLOUDS AND SKY ARE ALIVE WITH MOVEMENT, AND CONTRAST WITH THE CALMNESS OF THEIR SPARKLING REFLECTIONS IN THE WATER BELOW.
THE SUN IS JUST ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR BELOW THE HORIZON AND IS GIVING IT'S FINAL PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY, WITH AN AWE INSPIRING DISPLAY OF COLOR AND LIGHT!
DARRYL'S PAINTING WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FINAL CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THE CONTEST.
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 4th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Larry Outlaw
"Beachcomber"
Acrylic on hardboard, 
5" X  7"

Joanne Pattison
"Backyard Baby Bananas"
Watercolor and ink
3" x 5"

Deanna Masterson
"Hemingway’s house"
Acrylic 
12"x16"
Carolann Garafola
"Florida Ponds"
Oil on Canvas Board 
5" x 7"

 Mary Karpinski 
 "Delphi Falls"
Watercolor on Canson Plein Aire Watercolor Board
9” x 12”

Doug Michalski
“They Are All In The Water”
Acrylic
12”x16”
 
Dave Minichiello
"Lew Gardens Banana Flower"
Oil on canvas board
8”x10”
Bonnie Elkins
“Sunset Memories “
Oil
12”x16”
Linda Kovach
“Water’s Edge”
Oil on linen panel
8” X 10”
 
Larry Baerman
Blue Sky Blue Water
Oil on Canvas Board 
9x12
Marino Roncari
"Nicole"
Oil
10 “ X 7 “
Cecy Grabowski 
“So What’s for Dinner?”
Watercolor 
11” x 15”
Ron Gallo
Aces & Apples
Oil on Linen Panel
11"x11"
Marie Baumann
"Hot Peppers"
Acrylic/Collage
14" x 11"
Judy Klein 
"Farm house" 
Oil on canvas
11 x 14
Linda Salomon
"Bonnie on Siesta Beach"
Oil on Canvas
16” X 20"
Susan E. Hoffman
"White Ibis"
Oil on birch panel
6" x 6"
 

SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST RULES:
 

1. This contest is for Light Chaser Members only no matter where in the country you are now. If you receive our newsletter you are a member.  If you wish to share the contest with other artists please have them sign up on our website.

2. Paintings eligible for the weekly contest must be COMPLETED during the week (between Sunday at 5pm through Sunday at 5pm), but may have been started earlier. 
*Paintings could be plein air paintings done that week, paintings begun earlier but completed that week, or studio paintings executed from previous Plein Air sessions and completed that week. 
*Subjects can be landscape, still life, figures or animals and can be done representationally or abstractly. 
WE ARE ENCOURAGING YOU TO PAINT DURING THE WEEK! 
The deadline to submit is Sunday at 5PM!  
YOU ARE ON YOUR HONOR TO COMPLY WITH THIS.

3. Choose one painting to send in for the week. No obligation to submit every week. 
    A.  Type Spirit of Painting  in the subject line of your email 
    B.  In the body of the email please advise the following info:
       *Your name (please include this in the body of the mail)
       *"Title of painting"
       *Medium
       *size
    C. Attach a photo of your unframed painting done that week. (When photographing your art for the challenge, please send only the image with out any background or frame.
    D.  Send the email to lightchasersinc@gmail.com.

4. We may throw in a special challenge once in a while, a prompt for the weeks painting so please be sure to read the emails to discover the prompt. Only paintings that take the prompts challenge will be accepted that week. 

5. The Light Chasers board will vote on the paintings and the winner will be announced the following Sunday along with that weeks new entries. Board members will recuse themselves if they submit a painting.

6. Each weeks winners of the Challenge will qualify for the final judging for several prizes. (number of weeks will be determined by the board not to exceed 20 weeks)

7. All mediums are acceptable that we allow in our Annual Shows. (Please consult the rules for our Annual Show on our Light Chasers Website to check on Mediums allowed)

Photography is not acceptable.
OUR 2021 SHOW AND EVENT DATES!!!!!

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!!!!!
2021 SEASON AT A GLANCE


SIGN UP DAY FOR ALL OUR FEBRUARY 2021 SHOWS & EVENTS WILL BE ON:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 AT 9:00AM

ONLINE ON OUR LIGHT CHASERS WEBSITE  AT
    www.lightchasersinc.com



 
THE QUICK DRAW CONTEST
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021

THE PAINT SARASOTA PAINTOUT
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 -WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021

THE LIGHT CHASERS 10TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW
   AND FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021

THE 9TH PAINT SARASOTA PAINTOUT SHOW
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021

OPEN GALLERY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021
ALL SHOWS AND EVENTS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT PHILLIPPI ESTATE PARK, SARASOTA
Many Thanks to everyone who submitted their amazing paintings this week. We realize that it takes a lot of effort to use your Artistic talents, when everything is so uncertain in our lives right now. We applaud your dedication to creating Art and greatly appreciate  your sharing it with all of our Light Chasers members!!!

TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL  AND KEEP ON PAINTING!!! 
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry

"Whatever you do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don’t do it for anyone else."

Keith Haring

 

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