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Savvy Painter
Savvy Art Competition sponsored by Gamblin Artists Colors and Trekell Art Supplies

2017 Savvy Art Competition

Call for Entries:


Savvy Painter, Trekell Art Supplies, and Gamblin Artist’s Colors have teamed up to bring you our first online juried show.

We don’t want this to be just another online juried show for you.  So we thought about what would most benefit the artists who participate.  That’s why we chose prizes that will make an impact:

The Savvy Painter Podcast is the premier podcast for painters and collectors.  It has been downloaded over a million times in 153 countries. The first place winner gets an interview on the podcast! You have a full episode to share your work with the world.  It is an exceptional format to tell galleries and your collectors about your painting experiences.

Winners also receive a generous gift card ($750 in total!) that can be used at where you can stock up on high quality brushes and panels.

To compliment that, Gamblin Artist's Colors will send first, second and third prize winners Gamblin Merchandise Awards for $500, $150 and $100!

Lastly, because, let’s face it, who couldn’t use a bit of cold hard cash, we threw some of that into the pot as well!

So if you win first prize, you get your work in front of tens of thousands of people, $1000 worth of art supplies to paint to your heart’s content, and some cold hard cash to buy your favorite collector a bottle of wine (Savvy Painters know to be generous!).

The winning artists plus artists who receive honorable mentions will be included in the online gallery.

Carol Marine  is an artist and founder of You might remember her interview on Savvy Painter - she started making quick, daily paintings while her infant son napped. Since then, she has steadily built her collector base and hosts sold-out workshops all over the US and Canada. Carol is the author of Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist.

Artists may submit an unlimited number of entries.  $38 for up to 3 entries, and $10 for each additional entry.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.


•    Sunday, October 29, 2017 - Last day for juried entry application.
•    November 8, 2017 - Notification of juried acceptance.

•    Any artists.
•    No substitutions may be made once work is juried into the show.
•    Entries must not violate copyright laws.
•    Identify each image with a title, size, price, and medium.

Your choice!

All Painting Mediums

Sunday, October 29, 2017 -  before 11:59 PM Pacific


The winning artists and artists who receive honorable mentions will be included in the online gallery.  Plus- winning artists get these prizes:

1.    First Place:  
       •    You are the star! A full interview on the Savvy Painter podcast.
       •    $500 gift card from
       •    $500 Gamblin Merchandise Awards
       •    $250 cash
2.    Second Place:
       •    10 minute mini interview on the Savvy Painter podcast.
       •    $150 gift card from
       •    $150 Gamblin Merchandise Awards
       •    $150 cash
3.    Third Place:
       •    10 minute mini interview on the Savvy Painter podcast.
       •    $100 gift card from
       •    $100 Gamblin Merchandise Awards
       •    $100 cash
4.    Honorary Mention (3):
       •    Congratulations on SP podcast

Submit all work to

•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.
•    List sizes up to the nearest inch.
•    Submitted images must not include matting or frame.
•    Crop the photos to include only the artwork.
•    Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.
•    Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.
•    Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:
•    If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.


Applicants will be notified of the juror’s selections through Online Juried Shows.

Please do not contact the judge regarding your application, she is not involved in the entry process.

Entry materials of the artist’s selected for online exhibition may be used for marketing, press, announcements, etc., and permission to reproduce artists’ work for publicity purposes is deemed given with acceptance.

Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS). Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission. Savvy Painter, LLC will receive a 10% commission on any and all sales from the online exhibit or as a result of the exhibit.  The artist will receive 90%.  Artists should expect payment within 3 weeks after the close of the exhibit.  All sales are final.  All artwork must remain available for sale until the exhibit ends.  

Refunds will not be made on any application entry.




PLEASE NOTE: Notifications are sent through ConstantContact.

On the day of notification you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from Constant Contact, that will state the same.

1.  Go to and log in using your email address and password.

2.  Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."  You are now in Your account!

3.  Click the show name and you will see your first image.  The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.

4.  As you will see, it will say either "This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show."  Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter."  The letter will then be displayed below.

5.  If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.

NOTE:  Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.  Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.

Thank you,

P.S.  While you are in your account on, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.

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