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Submissions to Painters Digest

Painters Digest welcomes submissions that are related to painting. This includes, but is not limited to: watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting, art auctions, art shows, and all art styles. Submissions may be about/by a specific artist, a specific painting or a portfolio of work, a new exhibition, a technique or style, a look into a tool or methodology (a favorite brush, painting on different substrates perhaps)… just about anything that relates to painting and painters!

While we are open to a broad range of topics as it relates to painting, there are some topics that we will not, or may not, deem appropriate for our audience. Images that promote or depict violence, intolerance, hatefulness, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics will not be accepted at this time.

We also accept Calls for Entries for commissions and exhibitions. Announcements for shows, symposia, competitions, etc are also encouraged. Reviews of exhibitions or shows may also be accepted.


First, the general notes for everyone, then we’ll get into the specifics!

By making a submission for consideration to Painters Digest you are agreeing to our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other policies–links can be found at the bottom of the website.

All submissions are done by email to ThePaintersDigest(at) Please note: we are not giving permission for this email to be added to any list, so please don’t.

Please include all text details in the body of the email. We do not accept or open zip files, press releases, TXT or DOC files, PDFs.

Painting is a visual medium, so be sure to include photos! At least one: more is awesome! Submit as many as needed to tell the story. We do not have a maximum file size—so make your images large: 1000px wide (or more) tend to reproduce best (72dpi or greater.) All photos should be properly credited to the painter and/or photographer. Please note that watermarked images may not be accepted, especially if the watermark detracts from the image. Let’s face it—some of them are really ugly and make it hard to see the work! So, tell us how you want the image credited and we will do that.

We will review each submission, but due to time constraints we may not able to respond to each submission personally. Please only submit any given item one time.

We do not pay or otherwise compensate any individual or group for their submissions at this time.


You retain all copyrights of your work, however, by submitting your work to us you are granting Painters Digest a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduces, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute that content. You are asserting that the work is yours, or that you have the right and authority to submit the work for distribution.

We want to be sure to give you proper credit, so please be sure to write your name as you want it published—we will generally use your first and last name as provided unless you clearly state that you prefer to be known by another name.

Give us as much detail about your piece or submission as you are comfortable with. Don’t think you have to be a professional writer—we want to see your artwork, and we can usually clean it up for you. But do give us something to work with!

You may include a link to your project, website, or a specific page on a gallery that represents you. Please make it easy for us to find you, and the pertinent information. If we have to dig around too much, we won’t be able to post your work—we just don’t have the time.

If you have a Facebook page, let us know that, too.


When submitting a Call for Entries, please include the deadline, budget, how the artist is to apply, a brief summary of the project, and any eligibility requirements. Please also include a visual image that relates to the project or your organization. We have found that there is a much greater response if a visual is provided.


Please be sure to include information about your next show or event. We request that each submission include at least one relevant image—it can be about the upcoming event, a sample of an artist’s work, or a photo from the same event in a previous year.


 Send us an email with the artist’s name and website, or where we can find out more information. You can write an article yourself about the work, in which case you are agreeing to our Terms of Use and other policies (links are found at the bottom of the website.)