The Blossom Art Competition is an international juried art competition followed by a couple of exhibitions and a catalog with all finalists. The prospectus says that the purpose is to recognize creative achievement in current art with a floral theme and it is organized in memory of Susan Kathleen Black. To assure the quality organizers are offering $65ooo cash awards, with $25000 reserved for the best of show. For the previous 2007 competition, 970 artists from fourteen countries submitted 1,742 entries. The deadline for early entries ($40) is August 31, 2010.
In the downloadable catalog from 2008 there are couple of pastel entries by Kathy Jublou, Anne T. McGrory and Joy Nguyen. Alas, I couldn’t find anything about Joy Nguyen. Do you know if IAPS winner Cuong Nguyen has a brother? Please comment if you have some info about Joy.