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GREETINGS ARTISTS:
 
We hope you all enjoyed a safe and Happy Holiday! Below you will see now the 19th week of our Light Chasers Spirit of Painting Contest entries. This means there is ONLY ONE MORE WEEK to send in your paintings and then our contest will be over. Next Sunday we will announce the winner of the 19th week and present this weeks final entries. The following Sunday we will announce the final 20th week winner and then all the winning paintings will be judged. Then the winners and prizes for the best paintings of The Spirit of Painting Contest will be announced! So take advantage this week for the last opportunity to enter!
 
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 18TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:

"TWILIGHT TIME"
BY SHEILA CAREY
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
24" X 18"

Congratulations to Sheila for her very serene painting of "Twilight Time". The misty background of the sea, the horizon and the sky are in sharp contrast to the crisp outline of the boat and it's reflections and the clearness of the water surrounding it. This focuses your eye on the boat. With a limited palette of reds, blues, and white she conveys the peaceful, calm atmosphere of the end of a day at sea. Sheila's painting will be entered into the final challenge at the end of the contest.
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 19th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Amy Webber
"A Storm is Brewing"
8" x 10"
oil on linen panel

Nancy Bass
“In the Surf”
Oil
8" x 8"

Anne Wedler
"Blueberry Fields Late October"
Oil Paint
8” x 24”
Deanna Masterson
"Blue Vase #2 after Bonnard"
Acrylic painting
16"x20"

 
Carolann Garafola
"Abandoned"
8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas Board

Coleen Kordas 
"My Painting’s Going to the Dogs 3"
Oil
8" x 10"

Cindy Lawson-Kester 
"The Swing”
16" x 20"
Oil
Carmen Letelier
“Dusk”
Acrylic
10" x10"

 
Judy Klein 
"Companions"
Oil on canvas 
11" x 14"
Catherine Hamill
"Pelican Sunset"
24" x 36"
Oil
 
Susan E. Hoffman
"Water Ballet"
Oil on stretched canvas
11" x 14"

 
 

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.
 
Many thanks to all our artists who contributed their work this week. We appreciate all your artistic efforts and your kindness in sharing them with all of us. Thanks for brightening up our week! We want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year!!!
 
TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL AND KEEP ON PAINTING!
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry

"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward."

Vincent van Gogh 

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