The Emerald Art Center announces their 13th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition 2018, a fine art painting competition with $5,000 plus in Cash Awards. Best of Show $1,500; Gold Medal $1,000; Silver Medal $700; Bronze $500, People’s Choice Award $250 and others to be announced.
This exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine art from all over the United States.
And the Winners are: 2018 NJS Award Winners
This year’s Juror is Randy Meador: http://www.randymeador.com
The watercolors, oil paintings, and sculptures of Texas artist Randy Meador have a decidedly western palette, yet many works, even some of his cowboy paintings, nestle perfectly among more cosmopolitan decor. He is known world-wide as a watercolorist (In the Far East he’s called “The Cowboy”), yet oil is his now primary medium. He calls it, “cheating.” This lifelong Texas artist’s work ultimately brings a sense of serenity to a room.
The judge will select up to 70 finalists for the show, and winners are chosen for cash prizes from the finalists once they are installed. The exhibition will include approximately 70 pieces of art and will be on exhibit May 1 thru June 1, 2018 in the gallery and mezzanine of The Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon.