Want to win a $1,000 Trekell Gift Certificate? Join us in our first Trekell Pet Portrait Competition! To enter, all you need to do is purchase one of our official Pet Portrait Panels (below) and create your entry on it! All mediums are welcome! Entries must be submitted by August 31st, 2019.
And can we talk about our amazing judge?! Jennifer Gennari will be going over all of the entries and helping us decide on the winners!
Jennifer Gennari is
a classically trained figurative artist. She graduated in 2005 from Ringling
College of Art and Design and in 2008 left for Italy to study at the Florence
Academy of Art where she spent three years abroad studying classical realism
under Daniel Graves.
Jennifer returned to New York in 2011
and started working as a painting assistant to Jeff Koons. She eventually left
to pursue teaching at the National Academy Museum and School, the Long Island
Academy of Fine Art, and presently instructs students privately from her studio
in Manhattans Upper East Side. Jennifer has been painting animals
since 2014 and is driven by a deeply rooted passion to elevate and legitimize
the life we have with them. Her work is the definition of Labor of Love.
Jennifer has written a book on drawing the human figure, and has also hosted an
online class through Craftsy that instructs beginners on the techniques used in
creating traditional portraits. Jennifer’s
work has been shown internationally and has received multiple awards and honors.
First Place - $1,000 Trekell Gift Certificate
Second Place - $500 Trekell Gift Certificate
Third Place - $250 Trekell Gift Certificate
First Place: $500 Trekell Gift Certificate
Second Place: $250 Trekell Gift Certificate
Third Place: $150 Trekell Gift Certificate
First Place: $250 Trekell Gift Certificate
Second Place: $150 Trekell Gift Certificate
Third Place: $100 Trekell Gift Certificate
Kids (12 & Under)
1st, 2nd and 3rd - Trekell Brush Set
We also have gotten our Pro Team Artists involved and they will be choosing a winner from each of the following categories:
- Acrylic - Greg "Craola" Simkins will choose his favorite acrylic piece and they will be rewarded with his signature brush set PLUS the 14 piece Explorer Acrylic Paint set courtesy of Golden. $96.99 Value
- Drawing - Kate Zambrano will choose her favorite drawing (charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, etc) and the winner will be rewarded with her signature charcoal and brush set PLUS the Complete Charcoal Drawing Collection set courtesy of General Pencil. $91.98 value
- Oil - Sean Cheetham will choose his favorite oil painting and the winner will receive his new brush set (it hasn't even been released yet!) and an introductory set of Gamblin Oil Paints. Estimated value of $140.00
- Watercolor - Glenn Arthur will choose his favorite watercolor painting and the winner will receive his newest brush set (not yet released!) and a set of 12 half pan Sennelier Watercolors courtesy of Savoir Faire. Estimated value of $110.00
When submitting your entry, please include the category you are entering. If we feel your skill is higher than what you've stated, we will move you to the appropriate category.
Please email us
with any questions you may have about the contest. Good luck!