Utrecht Art Supplies Self Portrait Art Contest

SEATTLE, WA – March 12th 2013 – Premier art supply retailer Utrecht Art Supplies announced today a painting contest entitled “Self Portraits” will begin taking submissions starting on Saturday March 15th at the Seattle store located on Capitol Hill.

Utrecht Art Supplies – Seattle chose to start their first annual art contest with the theme of “Self Portrait” in honor of the Seattle Art Museum’s European Masters exhibit, now on display, centered around the famous self portrait of the master himself – Rembrandt.

Contestants are asked to come into the store to fill out a formal entry form. Contestants will then be asked to complete a self portrait (of themselves) using the color palette of one of these old masters – Gainsborough, Rembrandt, or Van Dyck. Utrecht will make available the lists of the colors required to the public and will be selling discounted sets in the Seattle store only. Entries are due no later than Monday April 15th 2013 by 7pm. Contestants are entering for the chance to win one of four Utrecht Gift Cards in two categories, juried and popular vote. Contestants must be at least 18 years old or older.

Once all submissions have been received Utrecht will then showcase the submissions at the store starting on Wednesday April 17th 2013, wherein the public will be allowed to vote for their favorite self portrait. Popular vote submissions will no longer be accepted after 6PM on Saturday April 20th 2013. Utrecht will also hold a Juried exhibit during the same period the popular vote is occurring. The jury will be composed of one local artist – Damien Puggelli, a Seattle Art Museum representative, and one Utrecht store staff member – Chris Rollins, Assistant Manager.

Utrecht will hold an opening event on Saturday April 20th 2012 from 9am to 9pm to announce the juried and popular vote show winners. Winning artists will also be awarded their prize(s) at the show. The Juried show winners will be announced at 7PM with the popular vote winner announcement to follow at 8PM. The Juried competition winners will receive a Utrecht gift card in the amount of $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place, and $150 for the most popular votes.

The show starting on Wednesday April 17th 2013 will run at the Utrecht Store until Wednesday May 15th 2013. Starting on Thursday May 16th the entries will be returned to the artists.

Utrecht Art Supplies – Seattle has been supplying Pacific Northwest artists and students on Capitol Hill for more than 14 years.

Contest Eligibility & Rules:


The Utrecht Art Supplies in Seattle, WA “competition title” Competition is open to legal residents of the United   States who are at least eighteen (18) years old at time of entry.


The Competition begins on Friday March 15th 2013 and ends on Wednesday April 17th 2013.

How to Enter

Visit Utrecht at 1124 Pike St in Seattle, WA and fill out the official contest registration form. Entry into contest is free.

Self Portrait must be 9”x12” and can be on any backing the artist chooses. Contestants may use Oil, Acrylic, or Watercolor paint only and must use a color palette from Rembrandt, Van Dyck, or Gainsborough (see attached list for specific colors).  Any Entry submitted after deadline of April 17th, 2013 at 7:00PM PST will be ineligible for Competition. Entries to the Competition must be submitted through the Utrecht Seattle Store.

Competition LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 ENTRIES (in total) turned into UTRECHT.

Multiple entries not permitted. All entries become sole & exclusive property of Utrecht.

Winner Selection

On or about Thursday April 18th 2013 Customers visiting the Utrecht location at 1124 Pike St. in Seattle, WA will be eligible to cast a voting ballot selecting one entry based on quality and originality of work. Winners will be notified on or about April 20th, 2013. Results will be tabulated by Utrecht and be deemed Final upon completion of the voting process.


Juried – 1 Utrecht Staff, 1 Museum Staff, 1 Local Artist*

1st Prize Winner – $100 Utrecht Gift Card

2nd Prize Winner – $50 Utrecht Gift Card

3rd Prize Winner – $25 Utrecht Gift Card

Popular Vote

Winner – $150 Utrecht Gift Card

Entry Conditions.

By entering the Competition, entrant represents and warrants to Utrecht as follows: (a) all elements of the Entry Materials may be reproduced and generally used by Utrecht as contemplated in these Official Rules without the knowledge, consent or approval of any third party; (b) entrant hereby grants Utrecht the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, assignable and royalty-free right to use the name, image, likeness, comments and biographical data of entrant, and to photograph, adapt and reproduce the Entry Materials, in its various products and services and the related advertising, publicity, promotional and marketing materials of Utrecht in any and all media, and to permit others to do so.

General Conditions

Utrecht reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Competition. Utrecht reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike, distasteful or disruptive manner.

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