Still life Painting 2014: International Online Juried Art Competition




Still life Painting 2014-2015:   International Online Juried Art Competition

The New York Art Collection dealership is in search of outstanding still life paintings in all mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, egg tempera and mixed-media.  The dealership welcomes artistic explorations of both traditional and contemporary subjects.  Visual artists worldwide are invited to submit up to five still life painting entries, along with an artist statement.  How has the genre of still life painting evolved since the 17th century? What ideals are contemporary artists now communicating through the classical genre of still life painting? Do  simple, mundane, ordinary objects have the potential to be transformed into something extraordinary through a painting?


Historically, common still life subjects include vessels, food, flowers, books or clothing.  A still life painting which reminds us of life’s fleeting qualities is called a vanitas. This genre flourished particularly among Dutch painters of the seventeenth century.  Jean Chardin (French, 1699-1769) is the most universally admired painter of still lifes.  Chardin painted many pictures of everyday items, including kettles, vegetables, and earthenware vessels, with superb modeling of color, light, and texture. Late nineteenth century, Post-Impressionist Paul Cézanne, made a living thing out of a teacup, or rather in a teacup he realized the existence of something alive. He raised still life to such a point that it ceased to be inanimate. He painted these things as he painted human beings, because he was endowed with the gift of divining the inner life in everything. His color and line are alike suitable to the spiritual harmony.


DEADLINE November 25th, 2014

EXHIBITION DATES  November 29, 2014 – January 1, 2015

ENTRIES  Artists may submit between one and five images.  For each artwork entry one additional close-up detail supporting image may be submitted.

ACCEPTED MEDIUMS: Oil, Acrylic, Egg Tempera, Watercolor, Gouache, Pastel and all other mediums that conceptually relate to painting.

ENTRY FEE $20 for up to five images



If you would like to process your entry fee through, and also register to participate within the on-line exhibition discussion forum, please use the link below.

CLICK HERE: Process Entry and Register for Exhibition Discussion Forum

Online Payments


Hall Groat II, Professor and Chairman, SUNYBroome Community College and President, New York Art Collection


Cash Awards and art dealership representation connected with the hospitality  interior design design industry. The amounts and number will be determined by entries and their quality.


All collector purchase inquiries will be directed to the exhibiting artists.

INFORMATION TO INCLUDE IN ARTWORK SUBMISSION Please include this information within body of e-mail

  1. Your name and address
  2. Titles, Mediums, Sizes and prices of each painting (included in e-mail box)
  3. An optional artist statement (200 words maximum)
  4. Attached digital image files


All images must be submitted as .JPG (.JPEG) files File size should be between 300 and 500 Kilobytes As an example: 349 pixels wide x 443 pixels tall at 72 dpi 4.9 inches wide by 6 inches tall at 72dpi


All digital image files must be labeled as follows: First Name, Last Name, Residence, Title, Medium, Size, Price This information must be embedded directly into the image file title itself. File name example: Vincent van Gogh, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, Sun Flowers, Oil on canvas, 16×20 in., $950. JPG Please label close-up detail supporting image files as follows: Detail, Sun Flowers, Vincent van Gogh, Oil on canvas, 16×20 in. JPG


Questions please call Professor Groat at  or call  607-759-0058 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________


During the late 1990′s, the New York Art Guide naturally evolved into the New York Art Collection, and currently showcases the permanent collection of the New York Art Guide quarterly publication, which was last published during the Spring of 2000.  The collection consists of  various 19th and 20th century artists, including Pablo Picasso, Salvtore Dali, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Raphael Soyer, Leroy Neimen, Xavier Gonzalez, Jerome Witkin, Valfred Thelin, Jan DeRuth, Roger Walton, Romanos Rizk and several other well-known contemporary painters from the United States. The dealership is currently working with several hotel and casino developers and is in search of contemporary still life and landscape work in order to offer more diversity through broadening its artist base.

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The New York Art Collection is committed to both selling and collecting significant works of art, and is dedicated to assisting our corporate and private clients build and refine art collections that reflect their individual interests. We are frequently able to locate original works of art that meet the needs of our clients.

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We also  assist designers, architects and developers with the selection and acquisition of original works of art for corporate, hospitality and institutional interiors.  From a single giclée print to an entire collection of original oil paintings, we are committed to personal attention  and service, competitive pricing, strict regard for quality control and precise adherence to delivery schedules.




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The Visual Communication Arts degree prepares students for successful careers in Visual Communication and fosters students’ transfer to four-year senior institutions. These diverse and dynamic careers include Animation, Graphic Design, Game Design, New Media Design, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Fashion Design, Scientific & Medical Illustration, Industrial Design, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Architecture, Video Production, Editorial Illustration, Fine Arts, Interior Design and Photography. Broadly, students in the Visual Communication Arts degree program will learn the theory and practice of the dynamic between an image and an idea. They will acquire the conceptual and technical skills critical to the application of contemporary image-based communication in a global environment. They will, too, analyze and evaluate the creative process. All students will complete a set of core courses: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design, Beginning Drawing, Introduction to Computer Graphics, and an art history elective. They will also complete a Speaking or Theater course—Effective Speaking or Introduction to Acting or Oral Interpretation—and a cardiovascular Physical Education course. Too, they will complete General Education courses in the State University of New York Knowledge and Skills Areas of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Foreign Language/Western Civilization/Other World Civilizations, Humanities, The Arts, and Basic Communication. The broad and deep and highly innovative curriculum of the program will meet the diverse needs, both immediate and life-long, of individuals and entities within the local community and beyond it. The student-centered orientation of the program will enhance its accessibility.


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