AcrylicWorks 11 | The Best of Acrylic Art Competition

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Call for Entries

Join artists from around the globe as they share their love of acrylics in our AcrylicWorks 11: The Best of Acrylic competition. The Juror of Awards for our 11th year is fine artist Joseph Gyurcsak, who’ll select a First, Second and Third Place winner, along with 10 Honorable Mentions from at least 100 finalists. In addition to cash prizes for top award winners, all works of art will be featured in a special publication presented by Artist Magazine and American Artist.

Deadlines & Fees

SUPER Early Bird Deadline: November 14, 2023

Nonmembers: $25 per entry | Members: $15 per entry

Early Bird Deadline: February 27, 2024

Nonmembers: $35 per entry | Members: $25 per entry

Final Deadline: April 9, 2024

Nonmembers: $40 per entry | Members: $30 per entry

Prizes & Awards

First Place Winner: $2,000 cash

Second Place Winner: $1,000 cash

Third Place Winner: $500 cash

10 Honorable Mentions receive a $50 gift card

Award winners will receive a free Artists Network Membership for 1 year ($99.99 value), and a digital award-winner badge. Winning entries, PLUS an additional 100+ finalists, will be published in The Best of Acrylic (a special publication from the editors of Artists Magazine).

Awards Juror

Joe Gyurcsak

Whether painting an interior, still life, figure or landscape, Joe Gyurcsak ( has a keen ability to capture the essence of his subject matter with a bold, painterly approach. “I like to capture the fleeting moments of life and the sublime manifestations of light and color,” he says. The award-winning artist earned a BFA at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, and has studied with many notable artists, including David Leffel, Quang Ho and Richard Schmid. The artist is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the International Society of Acrylic Painters and the Oil Painters of America. Gyurcsak has been the resident artist/brand manager for Blick/Utrecht Art Supplies since 1998. He also travels extensively to give lectures, and conduct painting demonstrations workshops at major art institutions across the United States. He’s represented by galleries in New Jersey, Maryland, South Carolina and California. 

Past Winners

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Thanks to our competition sponsor, Blick Art Materials, for being a great supporter of artists and their creative journeys!

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