Ardith Starostka PSA • CDA Fine Portraits & Paintings
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Awards & Accomplishments
 

Ardith Starostka

 
  • Finalist, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2011
  • Top 100 Award, Paint America National Competition, 2011
  • Juror's Award, Paint America National Competition, 2011
  • Finalist, Figurative & Portrait Category, The Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition, 2010
  • Finalist, Outstanding Oil Painting, Fine Art Views Competition, 2010
  • Finalist, Outstanding Pastel, Fine Art Views Competition, 2010
  • Signature membership, International Guild of Realism, 2009
  • Master Signature membership, American Women Artists organization, 2009
  • Award of Excellence, American Plains Artists 24th Art of the Plains Exhibit, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, 2008
  • Honorable Mention, Salon International 2007, Int'l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, 2007
  • Top 200 Award, National Paint America Competition, 2007
  • Finalist, RayMar Art's Second Annual Fine Art Competition, 2007
  • ARC Finalist, Figurative Category, 3rd International ARC Salon Competition, 2006
  • Best of Show, Art At the Center Juried Exhibition, Kansas City, KS, 2006
  • Honorable Mention, Salon International 2006, Int'l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, 2006
  • Top 100 Award, National Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson Hole, WY, 2006
  • Award Winner & Purchase Award, Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2005.
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2005.
  • Top Fifty Award, Salon International 2005, International Musuem of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, 2005.
  • First Place, Mixed Media Division, American Mothers, Inc., 2005.
  • Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 21st Annual Art Competition, 2004.
  • Historical Art Award, National Arts for the Parks Competition, 2004.
  • Top Honors Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2004 & 2000.
  • ARC Staff Award & Figurative Finalist, Art Renewal Center First Int’l Juried Salon, 2004.
  • Ruth Richeson/Unison Award-Second overall & Honorable Mention-Figurative category, Pastel Journal’s 5th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 2004.
  • First Place, Oil Division, American Mothers, Inc., 2004.
  • First Place, Oil Division, Nebraska Mothers Assoc., 2004.
  • Juried Show, Pastel Society of America National Competition, New York City, 2003.
  • Award of Merit, Trinidad National Fine Art Exhibition, A.R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO, 2003.
  • First Place, Watercolor Division, American Mothers, Inc., 2003.
  • First Place Watercolor Division, Nebraska Mother's Association, 2003.
  • Best of Show, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 2003, 2000, 1998.
  • Merit Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2002.
  • Best Portfolio Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2002, 2001.
  • Outstanding Alumni Award-Artist, Central Community College, 2002.
  • First Place & People's Choice Award, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 2004, 2002, 2001.
  • Solo show, Nebraska Governor's Mansion, 2002.
  • Selected by the Portrait Society of America as "...a rising star in the firmament of American portraiture.", The Artist's Magazine, April, 2001.
  • Featured in The International Artist magazine, Oct/Nov, 2000.
  • Featured artist in "The Best of Watercolor, Splash 6: The Magic of Texture", North Light Books, 2000.
  • Juried Show, Kansas Watercolor Society 7-State Competition, 2000.
  • Juried Show, California Watercolor Association, 1999.
  • Best of Show & People's Choice Award, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 1999.
  • Pfizer Labs Viewers' Choice Award & Olive Ann Mateer Memorial Award, Northern Plains Watercolor Society, 1998.
  • Honorable Mention, Nebraska Habitat Stamp Competition, 1998, 1997.
  • Featured artist in The Best of Decorative Painting, North Light Books, 1998.
  • Honorable Mention, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 1997.
  • Second Place, International Decorative Artists' Competition Award, 1995.
  • Featured artist representing U.S. in It's a Painter's World, a publication showcasing artists from six countries, 1995.
  • Judge's Award, Annual CAA Spring Show, 1995.
  • Selected from more than 30,000 decorative artists to create a piece for the White House, 1995.
  • Grand Prize Winner of the Better Homes & Gardens Decorative Woodcrafts Magazine "Creative Strokes" Contest, 1994.
  • First Place, International Decorative Artist's Competition Award, 1992.
  • Awarded CDA (Certified Decorative Artist), National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters, 1991.
Ardith Starostka
  "...a rising star in the firmament
of American Portraiture."

--The Artist Magazine, April 2001
 

Organizations

  • Portrait Society of America
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Pastel Society of America-
    Full Signature Status
  • MidAmerica Pastel Society-
    Master Pastelist
 
   
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