This International Exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older working in the acrylic medium on any surface.
Juror for the event is internationally known artist Christopher Schink.
Cash and materials prizes totaling at least $8,000 will be awarded.
ISAP entrants and members have a significant reputation in the art collecting community. The overall scope of the Society is very diverse, and represents a wide range of subject matter and styles.
I'm honored to have been invited to judge a show of such high quality. I would like to congratulate the members of ISAP and all entrants for their fine work. I selected 60 paintings for this exhibition, but I did not select the 60 best paintings; I have no idea how I (or anyone) could do that. I selected the 60 paintings I liked best and my criteria was simple: I picked the paintings that interested, excited or moved me, the works in which I could detect and respond to the artists' imagination, involvement, and sincerity.
Technique or design, by itself, was not a consideration in my selection. I view them as simply as the artist's means to an end. I expect the artist to be proficient enough to effectively convey his or her idea. Nor was I looking for work that was merely eccentric or bizarre. However, I did respond to paintings that I felt were imaginative and original. Because there were so many fine works submitted, selecting only 60 paintings was no easy task. And picking the award winners was equally challenging. The award winners represent the paintings I particularly like. And there were so many to like. My congratulations to all the artists selected and awarded.
About the Juror
Mr. Schink is an internationally known painter, author and instructor. He holds a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Stanford University and has studied privately with Rex Brandt, Edward Betts, and Barse Miller. Schink is an elected member of the National Watercolor Society and an Honorary Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Schink's paintings have been included in numerous national and international exhibitions including Watercolor USA, The National Watercolor Society Annuals, and Watercolor West. He has exhibited at one- and two-man shows at The Asheville, NC Museum, The Columbia, SC Museum, and The Jackson, MS Municipal Art Gallery. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections.
Mr. Schink has conducted workshops in 45 states in the U.S. as well as classes in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Europe. He has served as juror for over 40 state, regional, national, and international exhibitions.
He is the author of several popular books and the co-editor of the quarterly publication The Palette Magazine. His work has been featured in many books and magazines including The American Artist, The Artists' Magazine, and International Artist.