Monday, June 1, 2015


I rarely - okay, never - enter online competitions.  But I recently saw this competition from Cheap Joe's Art and thought, well, why not?  I don't have to mat and frame the painting, just have to provide a decent jpg and go for it.  So I did.  I entered the Center Light hydrangea painting I just finished.  

The competition ends today - June 1st - then voting begins.  You can check out the entries by searching Cheap Joe's Spring Contest.  If I understand it, it's not something for online votes from viewers (and friends and family), so it's not just a personality contest for anyone has thousands of "friends" on Facebook because if I'm wrong and it's a "vote for me because you know me and want me to win" I would rather not participate.  I hope the art speaks for itself.

I spent some time looking at the entries before the deadline.  There are A LOT!!!  So many I hope they are winnowed down to a manageable lot.  We'll see.

There is one grand winner of a $500 gift certificate from Cheap Joes, and two runners up winners of a $100 gift certificate.  So free art supplies from Cheap Joe's!  Who wouldn't want that?


Sadami said...

Go, go! Wish you all the very best for you, Rhonda!! Cheers, Sadami said...

Good luck Rhonda. Your submission is a beautiful painting.

Gary L. Everest said...

Bravo Rhonda!!
Hope the $500 is yours for that wonderful painting.

E.M. Corsa said...

So funny Rhonda. I rarely enter online competitions either but just two days ago, I entered the Dick Blick one - Fur and Feathers. It's run the same way with a $400 product prize. You should enter it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Good luck, Rhonda!!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami, Carol, Gary :)

I saw that competition, too, Elizabeth, but for some reason I didn't think of anything to enter...we'll see if I can find something recent.

Thanks Sherry!

RH Carpenter said...

Well, the winners were supposed to be announced June 8 and here it is June 15 and still no word. But I haven't gotten an email or phone call, so I guess I'm not one of the finalists...oh well. It was worth a shot!

E.M. Corsa said...

Beautiful photos Rhonda. I think your little point and shoot pics could rival all those impressive cameras! Thanks for sharing these. Just love the "Painted Lady."