Artist Postcard Contest


This is the time of the year where many of us in the northern hemisphere of the globe travel and vacation. In years past, when people went away on a holiday, they often sent messages to their friends and family in the form of a postcard. Colorful images of far away lands or unique landmarks would arrive in the mailboxes of people left at home, while you enjoyed your vacation away. With the digital age that we live in now, these practices have almost completely disappeared. It’s just so much easier to send an email, text, or Facebook message in order to share your exploits. This is convenient, of course, but a bit of magic has disappeared. It is something special to receive a small bit of mail that you can actually hold in your hand.

This brings me to the next contest.

Strathmore makes a pad of blank watercolor postcards. These standard postcard size cards provide a blank watercolor surface on one side of the card. On the other, a place for a stamp, message, and address is provided. Artists can create a unique, one of a kind piece of art to share with anyone.

Occasionally, artist groups will share these postcards with each other through a postcard “swap”. When this happens, two artists will send each other a card that they have created, basically receiving a work for one created. This is great, but only those two artists get to enjoy the work.

For this contest, I would like visitors to send me a unique postcard that they have created. These postcards can represent something unique about you or where you are from. They can be representational or abstract and you can use whatever media you would like. Just be creative!

I’ll take all of the postcards that I receive (if I receive enough of them) and put them here on the blog to share with everyone in the form of an interactive image.

From the cards that I receive, I will choose one winner. Here’s what the winner will receive…

Drawing supplies including…

Sketchbook
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils 12 color set
Alphacolor Soft Pastels 12 color set
General’s Layout Pencil 12 Package
Kneaded Erasers (2)

Plus – A Lifetime Membership to TheVirtualInstructor.com Members

email to contact@thevirtualinstructor.com

The contest will end on September 10, 2013. All postcards should be postmarked by September 10, 2013. The winner will be notified by September 15, 2013.

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