1st Annual Ellen Sussman-Eva Briggs Memorial Abstract Art Competition

Thursday, January 2 – Thursday, January 30, 2025

at the Community Performance and Art Center (CPAC)

Calling all lovers of abstract art or any artists looking for a new love. The First Annual Ellen Sussman – Eva Briggs Memorial Abstract Art Competition will be held in January of 2025. We are honoring Eva Brigg’s request to paint in the “Square.” We are bringing this new abstract competition to the attention of all SRAL members, especially new members, who have toyed with the idea of trying something challenging and different. Open your mind to a new adventure, start thinking in the abstract, and swing those brushes and any tools that work for you. You will discover a rewarding journey down the road to creating abstract art. New members may want to check-out the winners of the 19th Annual Eva Briggs Abstract Art Competition shown on the SRAL website under Events/Art Exhibits/19th Annual Eva Briggs Abstract Art Competition.

Submissions can be in any medium: Acrylic, Watercolor, Oils, Pastel, Collage & Mixed Media. All substrates (canvas, wood panel, paper or cradle board) must measure 12″ x 12″, 20″ x 20″, 24″ x 24″, 30″ x 30″,  36″ x  36″, or 48″ x 48″. The maximum dimensions of a framed piece shall not exceed more than 2″ above the substrate’s size. For example, for a 12″ x 12″ substrate, the frame should not exceed 14″ x 14″.

Each artist may enter two pieces

Reception: Friday, January 3, 2025, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Entry Fee: $40

Prizes: First Place – $500, Second Place – $300, Third Place – $200, plus three Honorable Mentions – $50/each, and The People’s Choice Award – $100

Entry Deadline: Saturday, December 14, 2024

Judge: Jared Newton, Exhibits Manager at Tubac Center of the Arts

Co-Chairs: Hugh Beykirch and Arlene Szypulski

Prospectuses (Description, Criteria, and Entry Form) are available in the Studio or Download Here