This is an SRAL Members Only event.
Thanks to our SRAL members who participated in the Shadow Challenge during April and May. We had 26 entries from 20 artists. Stay tuned to the Gallery page to see the results of our SRAL members' vote.
Our Summer Challenge Theme is - Windows or Doors.
While we are announcing the theme as of June 2nd, we will not accept challenge submissions until July 15th at 8:00 am.
Link to the submission form and password will be shared in our weekly Wednesday SRAL eBlast beginning July 14th through August 25th.
Challenge submissions will be viewable on the SRAL website by clicking on the Galleries menu (Summer Challenge button.)
Matisse "Open Window" 1905
Two (2) paintings from each artist will be accepted during each challenge
Use the submission link and password provided in the SRAL weekly eBlast - no email submissions, please
One entry per submission form, two paintings - two submission forms
Please submit the painting image only - mats and frame will be cropped out
Paintings can be submitted from the 1st day of submissions (8am) to the last day of submissions (5pm)
Submission should adhere to the spirit of the challenge - stick to the theme
The theme of the challenge should be an IMPORTANT part of your painting, requiring thought and planning
Paintings submitted for the challenge need to be painted AFTER the challenge is posted
No looking through your archive of finished paintings to "fit" the challenge theme
Honor copyright rules - when in doubt use your own references, paint from life, or use your own imaginative compositions
Submissions will be uploaded to the challenge gallery on the SRAL website (Galleries menu item) every few days up to a week, depending on the number of entries
Paintings in the challenges are welcome in SRAL exhibitions provided they follow the criteria for SRAL exhibitions
Entries can be representational paintings of the theme or abstract paintings (objective or non-objective.)
You don't need to take the subject of windows or doors literally.
Robert Delaunay "Windows Open Simultaneously
(First Part, Third Motif)" 1912
Edward Hopper "Nighthawks" 1942
These artists along with many articles on the meaning of windows or doors in art are available doing a Google search.
Magritte "The Key to the Fields" 1936