How the pARTy Works

On a given day an image will be shared, along with the subsequent artwork painted by the pARTy hosts.

Participants are then invited to create art from the referenced image, Anything goes, but the artwork must have been started and finished within a 24 hour period.

In the fairness of allowing all an equal opportunity to participate, artists will have a window of time to complete their pARTy entry, again keeping in mind said entry must have actually been created within a 24 hour window.

NEW: pARTy submissions must be emailed to by the pARTy deadline so that they can be uploaded to the blog. You may also register for the pARTy forum and post your work there, but when doing so, please register in your own name and send us an email so that we can process your registration - otherwise we will assume it is just spam!

We regret that entries not meeting these requirements cannot be shared on the pARTy blog.

If you are posting pARTy artwork to your own website, please give credit to the individual photographer providing the photo. It would be great if you also mentioned The Virtual pARTy as well. We thank you in advance for this courtesy.

Thanks for joining us! And happy creating - Linda & Kim

Friday, July 3, 2009

Decorations Are Up! Come Take A Look!

Our participants this time around have been joining in on a forum we've set up for the pARTy. This is your invitation to come over and see what's going on! We've had some great work posted so far - check out pARTy Central to see them, and you can also learn a little about our Participating Artists in another section.

If you'd like to comment, you'll have to register. Artists and non-artists are welcome to join. Here's the link:

The Virtual pARTy Forum

There's still one more day left to play, so check back! Or if you're an artist and still want to take part, dive on in!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July pARTy!!

It's that time again! The July pARTy has begun. You have between now and midnight July 4th 2009 (EST) to create and submit your artwork using the above photo. Keep in mind you have only 24 hours allocated to cover the creation process.

New this time around is the pARTy forum, a place where you can introduce yourself, read up on pARTy rules, download a higher resolution file of the reference and ultimately submit your pARTy image for sharing with the public. Please take a moment to register on the forum and say a quick hello - it is Linda's and my hope that this will add tremendously to the pARTy experience.

Should you publish your pARTy entry somewhere, please give credit to the reference photo photographer. The July pARTy's photographer is Kimberly Kelly Santini ( 

Thanks so much - happy creating! Kim