Into Impressionism & Abstract Art

For artists and photographers who love the style of Impressionism & Abstractism


This challenge closed about 9 years ago.

The Challenge

Impressionist Art Members are cordially invited to enter this challenge.
The subject is “Sailing”

Entries may be Paintings or Digital Art

(no clothing permitted) and the work must feature a SAILBOAT or SAILBOATS and Sailing. The sailboat(s) must display the sail(s)

Enter your best work which fits with the theme of this song:

“Sailing” – Christopher Cross

“Well, it’s not far down to paradise, at least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

It’s not far to never-never land, no reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy, it gets the best of me
When I’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie, every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me?

This is a Impressionist Art Group Member only challenge.
All entries must first be added to our group gallery.

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MANDATORY RULE: Prior to entry in this challenge, all art must be edited to include Impressionist Art Group by checking the box and Saving your Edit. Then your work will be automatically submitted into our group gallery and archives.

Please Note: This is a Remove Without Notice Challenge, so please be sure to follow the rules, submit your “Best” work first into our group gallery, and then enter it into this challenge. Your group host reserves the right to remove any work that has not been added to our group gallery prior to entry in this challenge, or any work which does not fit the theme and concept of this challenge.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite work depicting a “Sailing” theme

Rewards & Prizes

First Place winning entry which receives the most votes will be featured on our group home page along with a feature of the Artist.

our group host Karon Melillo d’Vega will purchase a small mounted print of the first place winning entry !! Purchase price not to exceed $50.00 USD including tax and shipping.

Cover Image: Règatta à Argenteuil by Stzar


The Top Ten

Running the Bay by HDPotwin

Running the Bay by HDPotwin was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 3 votes.

  • STATE of MIND I serie (10) by Carlos Teófilo
  • Night Sail by Matthew Rogers
  • Floating by Gili Orr

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