Gagnants abstraits / expérimentaux du concours artistique annuel 2013

Congratulations to the winners of The Artist’s Magazine‘s 30th Annual Art Competition‘s Abstract/Experimental category. Read more about these artists and their works in the December 2013 issue, available at

The juror for the Abstract/Experimental category this year was Judith T. Greenberg. Click here to learn what she looked for when choosing the winning paintings.

Abstract/Experimental Winners

First Place: Denise Athanas
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Burst of Color (acrylic, 22x30) by Denise Athanas

Burst of Color (acrylic, 22×30) by Denise Athanas


Second Place: Mel Grunau
Berea, Ohio

Tropia (acrylic, 15x23) by Mel Grunau

Tropia (acrylic, 15×23) by Mel Grunau


Third Place: Elaine Daily-Birnbaum
Madison, Wisconsin

It's in the Telling (mixed watermedia, 30x22) by Elaine Daily-Birnbaum

It’s in the Telling (mixed watermedia, 30×22) by Elaine Daily-Birnbaum


Honorable Mention: Sally Cooper
Parkland, Florida

Blue Horizon (acrylic, 36x36) by Sally Cooper

Blue Horizon (acrylic, 36×36) by Sally Cooper


Honorable Mention: Colette Odya Smith
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Waterways (soft pastel and watercolor, 20x20) by Colette Odya Smith

Waterways (soft pastel and watercolor, 20×20) by Colette Odya Smith


Honorable Mention: Vanessa Katz
Palm Desert, California

Urban (acrylic and ink, 60x48) by Vanessa Katz

Urban (acrylic and ink, 60×48) by Vanessa Katz

View the winning paintings in our Portrait/Figure, Floral/Still Life, Animal/Wildlife,  and Landscape/Interior categories too. And, enter your best work today (missed the deadline? Don’t worry – check back soon to see when the competition will be accepting entries for next time).

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