Monday, March 18, 2013

You Be the Judge Art Contest

"Rainy Day in NYC," oil, 18"h x 24"w by Jill Banks, private collection
Good news! Here I am drinking coffee out of my lucky cup (made by accomplished potter) Karen Abromaitis, and in comes an email from Brian Neher, portraitist and author of the You Be the Judge Art Contest ...that "Rainy Day in NYC" is one of fifteen works selected for Contest #3.  Each contest runs for two weeks of voting (this one ends 3/31/13, 11:59 EST). The top three vote winners move on to a Grand Prize round.

Voting is really easy. Go to: to cast your vote ... over the next two weeks.

Thank you!

"Rainy Day in NYC" previously won a Best in Show at the Art League's 'Scapes show and a Certificate of Merit in Oils in the Salmagundi Club's Non-Member Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition.

I'm painting today -- trying out some limited palette options in preparation for some on location plein air painting and a new landscape class that I'm offering starting April 10.  Registration is going on now for it and my Still Life in Oils class offered through the Great Falls School of Art (Great Falls, VA).  See more info on my web site:, Classes page.

To see other classes being offered, go to the Great Falls School of Art site:

100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Phone: 703.403.7435

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1 comment:

Frank Sagstetter said...

Just voted on your entry and want to wish you the best of luck! Noticed this is also contained in your book, "Close Up and Personal in Paint". Great works!