Painting / Drawing / Murals

This is the category for artists whose essential media are paint on paper, canvas or other medium such as walls. Or drawing. This group can include any colored medium applied over a relatively flat surface. Although, some dimensionality is fine. If you have collaged your work, but it is essentially painted or drawn, you may include that in this category. Or you may also or instead include it in the Experimental Art Category.

If you are a Viewer and visitor, please take a look below at some of the art that has been created in the 9 counties of the Bay Area and Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties in this third year of the first ever Bay Area regional art prize. There are other categories you will find very interesting, please visit this one and all the others as well.

And if you are a viewer, please consider sending a tax-deductible donation or purchase a print from some other Bay Area artists who want to sell some of their work to help fund this third regional Prize for Art!

If you are an artist and you participate in the Prize, you may upload up to eight (8) of your works of art for $10 each work. Your work will be reviewed and then placed on this website for everyone to see, in this and/or one of the other juried categories as you choose. Your work will be eligible for a Winning Prize or one of the Honorable Mentions in this category.

There will be one winning work of art at $500 plus an essay about their work and 10 honorable mentions at $100 each for the Painting/Drawing/Murals category. One Honorable Mention was given by a very generous donor specifically for the finest Mural Art. The Mural Art award is offered in memoriam for Antonio Ramos, a fine mural artist who was shot and killed while working on a mural in Oakland, CA . The awards will be cash awards or a gift certificate to a Bay Area store specializing in art-related services for the Painting/Drawing/Murals group.

As well later there are 2 more awards which your work will also be eligible for, to be VOTED ON by all the participating Artists and another prize voted by Viewers after the Prize for Art closes November 1 and voting ends November 15, 2023!

Each category is awarded separately from the others, so that artists are juried only in the category they have chosen for any work of art and not from the entire pool of participating artists. Each artist is eligible for one award per category. If you won a prize in last year’s Sheridan Prize for Art, any of those works are not eligible to enter the Prize for Art again. The Winner and Honorable Mentions will be announced here as soon as possible after November 15! Please also come back after that date to see the results. Good luck to everyone!

John Sheridan

John Sheridan – Juror