All of us at Muddy Colors take great pride in calling ourselves educators and are dedicated to helping foster the next generation of Fantasy Artists. Helping young artists succeed is not just about education, but also about helping them get the exposure they need in order to get the jobs they want.  In order to help facilitate this, we are proud to announce this year’s ‘Muddy Colors: Rising Stars’ Showcase.

Thanks to the funds raised on our Patreon Page from our readers like you, Muddy Colors is able to purchase a full sized booth at the upcoming Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in Kansas City. We will be donating this display space, completely free of charge, to 3 lucky would-be illustrators.

You can have your painting hang in a professional setting, for thousands to see, right alongside other industry professionals… and it won’t cost you a thing! There is no fee to submit, no fee to exhibit, and no commission will be taken should your painting sell. The only cost to you is getting yourself and your painting to the convention and back. You will even get a free badge for the whole event, just like any other exhibitor.

All you have to do is apply!

Here is how to submit:

-Send an email to:
-In the header, place the subject: Muddy Colors: Rising Stars 2017
-ATTACH scans of 3 different works that you think represent you as an artist (no more than 1400 pixels on the longest side length).
-In the email, also include: Your full name, a phone number, and medium/dimension info for the attached image.
-Deadline for Submission is December 1, 12:00 am EST

A panel of Muddy Colors contributors will view all the entires, and select their four favorite pieces for inclusion. We will personally contact the winners no later than December 31st. Those three winners will receive a full size booth to share amongst themselves this April.

This showcase is open to artists from any country, and artworks of ANY medium. However, the only stipulation is that there must be a physical piece of art to hang. That means if you work digitally, you will need to print, and frame your work in a professional manner. Please be certain you are capable of framing and your work and attending the convention prior to submitting.

Good luck to you all!