Is it just me or does it seem like all the contests are judged by oil painters thus only the winners are oil painters or at the very least acrylic painters? I haven’t seen even one watercolor even acknowledged. I KNOW I’ve seen some AWESOME watercolors in here and I don’t think this has been given much attention to. It’s almost like…if you KNOW the judge is a watercolor person, you wouldn’t want to “enter” unless you also did watercolors. Please let me know when you have a watercolor person judging and I will then proceed to enter the contest. Maybe there are just more oil people entering?
No watercolors in the last few months, but…
There is a w/c among the top 15 in both Jan & Feb of this year, and a number of top 15 works in other media in most other months. The February judge is a watercolorist whose winners were all oil.
Dec 2015–a w/c got second place and another placed in the top 15.
October 2015–a watercolorist judged, and her winners also were all oil! Two of her top 15 were w/c.
Sept 2015–judged by a pastel artist; she chose three w/c’s for her top 15 and gave another one second place.
In August 2015, Carol Marine chose a w/c for first place. Her top 15 included four w/c’s, a colored pencil, a pastel, and an acrylic.
So based on the past year, which is a far back as I checked, I’m not sure your conclusion is accurate. Seems more likely it’s a matter of oils far outnumbering other media in the works submitted.
Actually, I was a judge several months back, and I’m a pastelist! I chose the works that I thought were best deserving.
Thanks Pamela. That’s what I would hope would happen. I appreciate everyone’s input