Hudson Valley Arts Association 89th Annual Exhibit

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In the spirit of the Hudson River School of art tradition, the HVAA Annual Exhibition jurors are looking for submissions which are original representational images that display aesthetic appeal and technical skill. You are welcome to view previously accepted artworks from our 2021 exhibition at

Prize Summary: 
more than $ 17,000
Prizes Details: 


Jane Peterson Memorial Award for Still Life - $1200 The Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Traditional Plein-Air Painting - $1000
*Frank and Marjorie Van Steen Memorial Award - $700 Bank Of America, Merrill Lynch Award - $700 Georgie Read Barton Memorial Award - $500 Rayma Spaulding Memorial Award - $400
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award - $300
HVAA Board Of Directors Award - $250
Irene P. Hewson Memorial Award - $250
Harold Stevenson & Alma Gallanos Teachers Award - $250 Kazuko Moriwaki Memorial Floral Award - $200 American Artists Professional League Award - $200 Kenneth B. Spaulding Memorial Award - $200
Thora Jensen Memorial Award - $200
Herbert and Rosetta Bohnert Memorial Award - $150 Salmagundi Club Award - $150
Philip Shumaker Memorial Award, Marine - $100 Frank C. Wright Memorial Award - $100
Muriel Alvord Memorial Award - $100
Kaitlyn V. Moriwaki Memorial Award - $100 Mamaroneck Artists Guild -$100


Mary Bryan Memorial Award for Watercolor - $1000 Helen Browne Memorial Award - $500 Adelia Rasines Award - $300
HVAA Board Of Directors Award - $250 Marie E. Spaulding Memorial Award - $200 John Tatge Memorial Award - $150 Ridgewood Art Institute - $100
Joan Rudman Award - $100
Edgar Whitney NA, AWS Memorial Award - $100 Blue Door Art Center Award - $100


Mrs. John Newington Award for Excellence - $1000 Di Silvio Family Award - $500
HVAA Board Of Directors Award - $250
Al Camurati Memorial Award - $250
Sherry Camhy Award, for Silver Point - $100 Arthur Harless Memorial Award - $100


Art Spirit Foundation Dianne B. Bernhard Award
for Excellence in Pastel - $1000
Daniel E. Greene N.A. Memorial Award for Oil or Pastel - $500 HVAA Board Of Directors Award - $250
Blick Materials Art Award - $200
Daniel E. Greene Tribute Award - $150
Saunter and Margulies Memorial Award - $150
Yonkers Historical Society Elizabeth C. Morgan Floral Award - $100


Michael Gressel Memorial Award - $1000 Pietro Montana Memorial Award - $800 Agop Agopoff Memorial Award - $500 Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award - $400 HVAA Board Of Directors Award - $250 Segal/Lorieo Carving Award - $150


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Non-members:$50foroneortwoentriesinonecategory;Members:Entryfeeisincludedwithpaiddues$35. One or two entries (submit in ONLY one media). To see if your a member go to HVAA website. Also please pay dues on line.
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Over $130,000 in Cash Awards – 15th ARC Salon Call for Entries

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Entry dates: April 1 – August 14th, 2020

The largest competition in the world for representational art with additional opportunities through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums.

When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to Contemporary Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for representational art in the world. The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation.

Categories include: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Still Life, Drawing, Sculpture, Fully From Life, Plein Air Painting, Animals, and a special category for teens.

Works do not have to be available for sale though there are sale opportunities for works that are.

Works do not need to be available for the live exhibition to compete and win.

The competition is open to all representational artists worldwide!

Prizes Details: 

•  Over $130,000 in cash awards
•  Top Prize $25,000 cash award                                                                              
•  11 categories
•  International traveling exhibition opportunity with the ARC Salon Live Exhibition
•  Over 140 awards and honorable mentions
•  1st, 2nd, 3rd place plus 8 honorable mentions in each of 11 categories
•  Publication awards through partnering magazines
•  Purchase and exhibition awards through ARC and partnering museums
•  Exhibition and sale opportunities through partnering galleries
•  Additional awards for Best Nude, Best Trompe L'oeil, Most Ambitious Work, Best Social Commentary, Best Watercolor, Best Pastel, Chairman’s Choice Awards, ARC Staff Awards and more.
•  All semi-finalists will be published on the ARC website
•  All finalists will be published in the 15th ARC Salon hard-bound book “International Realism”
•  Approximately 40 jurors participate including partnering awards


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2020 New England Regional Juried Exhibition

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About the Exhibition:
August 29 - September 26, 2020

The Annual New England Regional Juried Exhibition is a juried show featuring the best of representational painting, drawing, and sculpture by New England artists who work in the realist tradition.

The exhibition will be on view in the historic President's Gallery at the Guild's Newbury Street location. The entire gallery has been renovated and features new furniture, carpets, and LED lighting. The President's Gallery also features a skylight to allow viewing of artworks in natural light.

Work should be representational with a strong academic background. Accepted painting and drawing media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, and pencil. Please check if using any other medium. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit where the great artists of the Boston School showed their work. 

Prizes Details: 

Awards and $1400 worth of cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

First Place: Gold Medal & $500.00

Second Place: Silver Medal & $250.00

Third Place: Bronze Medal & $150.00

Glenn G. MacNutt Award for Boston School Painting & $250.00

Robert Douglas Hunter Award & $100.00

New England Watercolor Society & $150.00

Award(s) of Merit & $50.00

Jurors select artworks for the show from the images submitted, but awards are determined after the pieces have been delivered to the Guild. 



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