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Bluff Strokes 2018 Registrations Now Available!

Registration for Bluff Strokes 2018 is now open!

Prospecti and a downloadable registration form are available under the "Artist Information" tab.  Join us for another fun and exciting week of painting in Dubuque!

 

 

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Bluff Strokes 2018 Juror - Nancy King Mertz

 Nancie King Mertz teaches across the US and internationally, and is on the faculties of both the Plein Air Convention and the IAPS Convention.  She was awarded the Master Circle Medallion by the Int’l Assoc. of Pastel Societies in 2015 and is a Master Signature member of Pastel Society of America.  Her work was featured on the cover of Pastel Journal in Feb. 2015.  She has twice been named “Artist of the Year” in Chicago.  Four of her Chicago works are on CBS’ “The Good Wife” and many rotate onto Chicago-based shows and commercials. 

 
 

Bluff Strokes 2017 Award Winners

Bluff Strokes 2017 produced many fine paintings of Dubuque area cityscapes, industryscapes, and landscapes.  Here are the award winners.  Thank you Stuart Fullerton for judging.  And congratulations to all!

 

  Award Winner Painting
 

Bluff Strokes
Purchase Prize
$2000

Lori Beringer
Plymouth, WI

Past and Presence

 

Overall Category
First Place
$1000

Tom Gilbert
Madison, WI

Morning Light

 

Overall Category
Second Place
$750

Paul Bergquist
Viroqua, WI

Steeples of Dubuque

 

Overall Category

Third Place
$500

Kathleen Newman
Chicago, IL

Taking a Break

 

Overall Category
Artists' Choice
$350

Nyle Gordon
Ethel, MO

The Railroad Bridge

 

Overall Category
Merit Award
$250

Spencer Meagher
Mt. Vernon, IL

Old Tracks

 

Overall Category
Merit Award
$250

Mat Barber Kennedy
Chicago, IL

1145 Locust