Painter of the Month Rules


  1. Paintings must be original works.
    1. All your own IDEA!
    2. Not from another’s artwork or a published photo.
    3. Not from workshops, art classes or instruction.
  2. Must have been painted within the last 2 years.
  3. Cannot have been shown in a CVWS judged show.
  4. All winners (1st, 2nd, 3rdand Demonstrator’s Choice) are eligible to compete in “Painter of the Year” in May.
    1. You may bring same painting (if it has not been subsequently entered in a CVWS show) or,
    2. Another one if NOT previously shown in a CVWS event.
    3. All winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners and Demonstrator’s Choice) may enter Painter of the Year. HOWEVER, once you have won, you may not enter a subsequent Painter of the Month for the current season (October-April). For example, if you receive a 3rd place ribbon, you may not try for a 1st or 2nd place. ONE RIBBON ONLY may be received during the current season, and then you may enter Painter of the Year in May. Any questions, please call Sunny Patton!
  5. Winner of Painter of the Year may not compete in Painter of the Month for the following year: i.e., if you win May 2010 Painter of the Year you may not compete until after summer 2011.
  6. All paintings must have mats and be framed.
    1. Top mats must be white, off-white, cream/light beige. No exceptions. This is one of the most violated rules. If in doubt, ask first.
    2. Plexiglas/Acrylic required on all paintings with a frame size larger than 16” x 20”. The measurement is the inside opening of frame.
  7. All CVWS show rules also apply. Please read them carefully.

Please contact Sunny Patton for clarification or further information. Better to ask first!