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Greetings Artists:
This is the 20th and Final Week of Our Lightchasers Painting Challenge. The Paintings chosen as Best of the preceding 20 weeks, will be judged in the Final Challenge, to take place after this week's Best Painting is chosen.  Five prizes will be awarded and announced in the following week's email. 
Many Thanks to all who have made this Painting Challenge possible. The Artists who have shared their time and talent and the Board of Directors who have judged the entries every week.
Also special thanks to Susan Sapanara for beautifully putting together all the pieces of this weekly email puzzle & Patti Clark for her Sponsor Ads and various write-ups.
Both have contributed  many valued suggestions and creative ideas to our weekly emails.

Due to popular requests from the emails we receive every week from our members and viewing audience, we will be starting a New Lightchasers Painting Challenge immediately
following the ending of this Challenge. The New Challenge will continue until we resume our weekly Thursday paintouts or until another 20 week period has ended.

Last week's email contained an error in labeling of paintings. The correction is given below:
"Ditch Falls"
By Wayne Chunat
Acrylic
12" X 24"
"The Practice"
By Lindalene Hinrichs
Acrylic
"9 X 12"
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 19TH WEEK OF THE LIGHTCHASERS PAINTING CHALLENGE IS:
 
"LOOKIN' AT PAINTINGS"
DOUG FINFROCK
WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE
16" W  X  10" H


CONGRATULATIONS TO DOUG FOR HIS DEPICTION OF A VERY FAMILIAR SCENE AT ANY ART SHOW OR MUSEUM. THE SOFT COLORS OF THE FRAMED PAINTINGS AND WALLS BECOME A BACKGROUND FOR THE MAN IN THE BRIGHTLY COLORED SHIRT. THE MAN, IN TURN, BECOMES A FRAMED WORK OF ART BY HIS PERFECTLY BALANCED POSITION IN FRONT OF THE FRAMED PAINTING ON THE BACK WALL. I HAVE HEARD IT SAID THAT ONLY AN ARTIST WOULD LOOK THAT CLOSELY AT A PAINTING BECAUSE THEY ARE CHECKING OUT BRUSHSTROKES AND COLOR HARMONIES!
 
 
THE PAINTING ENTRIES FOR THE 20TH WEEK OF THE LIGHTCHASERS PAINTING CHALLENGE ARE BELOW:     
 

Doug Finfrock 
"Monhegan Island Fishermen".
10 " H  X  14"  W
Watercolor
 


Doug Michalski
“A Cure Is On The Horizon“
Acrylic
18”x 24”
 
Linda Roggenburg
Wild Flowers
Oil
40" x 56"



 
Linda J Greaves
Myakka Sun:  A study in primary colors
Acrylic
11 x 14
Jeri Vosseller 
Pineapple
Oil
8 x 10

Dr. Bill Taldone
Garden hydrangeas, North Carolina
oil
12 x 16
 

Patti Cripe
“Contemplation”
10x10
oil on canvas
Carolann Garafola
The Hideaway
8 x 10 
Oil on Canvas Board
Anne Wedler
Roses by the Sea
Oil Plein Air
11x14
Rita Rust
Summer Reflections
Watercolor
22 x 15
Sue Bridgman
Beach View
Acrylics
27" x 20" 
Susan Sapanara
"Elena" 
Gouache portrait with collage
9" X 12"
Marie Baumann
"Stormy Seas"
Acrylic
20" x 16"
Bonnie Elkins 
“Big Blue”
Oil
9”x12”
 Darryl Goldman
"Bradenton Dinner"
Oil on panel
8x10
Susan E. Hoffman
Caspersen, Early Morning
Oil on panel (with a bit of cold wax)
11" x 14"
Wayne Chunat
Surfs Up
Acrylic
10x8 inches
Catherine Hamill
Early Morning Walk
Oil on Canvas
11x14
Judy Klein 
Sheltered Oasis 
Oil on canvas
11 x 14
       
Cleveland (Cleve) Page
The Pickled South
Oil on Panel
8 x 10
 
Lindalene Hinrichs
Walking My People
Acrylic 
9x12
Rodka (Roddy) Dammeyer
"Hanging Kayaks"
Oil
9x12"
Carmen Letelier
Bleak Midwinter
Acrylic
Size 12 x 16
Rosanne Knorr
Heron
Oil
7x5"
FEATURED SPONSOR

M. GRAHAM & COMPANY
M Graham & Co has been an outstanding sponsor for our Light Chaser Annual Shows.  We appreciate their generosity!  Please check out the 25th Anniversary Colors!
Wow! They are spectacular!  Remember, “M Graham is a pioneer in bringing back the traditional art of hand-crafted, small batch paint made with the historic bases of walnut oil and honey.”  [quoted from mission statement]

Although famous for oils, M Graham also manufactures: acrylics, watercolors & gouache. Find more information at: graham.com.

Light Chasers will continue to support M Graham and look forward to checking out the newest colors.  Thank you M Graham & Co!
 
Since we will not be meeting every Thursday due to Coronavirus concerns, we will be offering to you instead a WEEKLY PAINTING CHALLENGE to keep your brushes active over the interim.
 
RULES:
1. This Challenge is for Lightchaser Members only.

2.  Each week send in ONE painting. Please only submit paintings done between Monday to Sunday of that week. The deadline to submit is Sunday at 5PM!  YOU ARE ON YOUR HONOR TO COMPLY WITH THIS.

3. In your email please include:
    A.  Type Weekly Painting Challenge in the subject line of your email 
    B.  In the body of the email please advise the following info:
       Your name
       Title of painting
       Medium
       Size of painting
       Attach a photo of your unframed painting done that week.
       Entries without all the above info will be disqualified.
    C.  Send the email to lightchasersinc@gmail.com.

4. 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.

5. Each weeks winners of the Challenge will qualify for the final judging for several prizes that will be awarded when we resume our usual weekly Thursday paintouts.

All mediums are acceptable that we allow in our Annual Shows. (Please consult the rules for our Annual Show on our Lightchasers Website to check on Mediums allowed)
    Photography is not acceptable.


Attention Artists
When photographing your art for
the challenge, please send only the image
with out any background or frame. 



 

OUR 2021 SHOW AND EVENT DATES!!!!!

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!!!!!

2021 SEASON AT A GLANCE
 
THE QUICK DRAW CONTEST
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021

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

THE LIGHTCHASERS 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
 
We greatly appreciate all the artists who have taken time to participate in our Lightchasers Weekly Painting Challenge.
You have provided a place of calming serenity and welcome distraction for all who view your artwork in these very uncertain and unsettling times. 
Many, Many Thanks for sharing your Amazing Creativity! 
We hope to see more of your artistic endeavors in the New Lightchasers Painting Challenge starting next week and continuing into the Fall.

KEEP ON PAINTING AND CREATING!!!
Take Care and Stay Safe and Stay Well,
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry  

 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

~Pablo Picasso

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