Selected Awards

  • Finalist - Awarded a full page article: 2018, International Artist Magazine. Favorite Subjects Challenge 2018. (“Tranquility” is a still life oil painting, a macro view of the blue berries on the Eastern Red Cedar.)
  • 2018 Best Wildlife: 2018, Sugarman-Peterson Art Gallery. International Guild of Realism. Santa Fe, NM. (We are thrilled to announce that from over 100 paintings in this exhibition, Camille's painting "Patient Observer" 30 x 30 inches, oil on panel wins "Best Wildlife!")
  • Animal/Wildlife Finalist: 2017, The Artist Magazine. Annual Art Competition. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with Rook playing cards against distressed wood.)
  • Award of Distinction: 2017, WPSE - Women Painters of the Southeast. Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition. (“The Way the Cookie Crumbles” surrealism and trompe l'oeil oil painting of milk and cookies on distressed wood.)
  • Finalist - 3 Paintings Awarded: 2017, Southwest Art Magazine. Artistic Excellence 2017. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with Rook playing cards against distressed wood.)
  • Still Life Finalist: 2017, Art Renewal Center. ARC Salon International- the largest, most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists.. (“Fish Tale” - A surrealism and trompe l'oeil oil painting of a small mouth bass on distressed wood.)
  • Finalist - 3 Paintings Awarded: 2017, Southwest Art Magazine. Artistic Excellence 2017. (“Fish Tale” - A surrealism and trompe l'oeil oil painting of a small mouth bass on distressed wood.)
  • Finalist - 3 Paintings Awarded: 2017, Southwest Art Magazine. Artistic Excellence 2017. (“The Way the Cookie Crumbles” surrealism and trompe l'oeil oil painting of milk and cookies on distressed wood.)
  • 1st Place: 2016, ArtCompetition.net. Flowers, Plants & Gardens 2. (“Color My World” is a bird painting of a ruby throated hummingbird in a garden of coral color Lantana.)
  • Finalist - Full Page Article: 2016, International Artist Magazine. Florals & Gardens Challenge. (“Devotion” is a still life floral oil painting of a dogwood blossom, a macro view,)
  • Finalist: 2016, Southwest Art Magazine. Artistic Excellence 2016. (“Smooth Operator” is a bird painting of a cedar waxwing curving upside-down to eat red berries.)
  • Outstanding Still Life: 2015, WPSE Women Painters of the Southeast. 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. Blue Ridge Art Association, Blue Ridge, GA. (“Rough Around the Edges” is a still life oil painting of an artichoke past it's prime on a napkin and wood table.)
  • Animal/Wildlife Finalist: 2015, The Artist’s Magazine. 32nd Annual Art Competition. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with rook playing cards against distressed wood.)
  • 3rd Place - full page article: 2015, Southwest Art Magazine. Artistic Excellence Annual Competition. (“Home Sweet Home” is a bird painting of a Carolina Wren perched on a rusty bucket to feed her chicks.)
  • Animal/Wildlife Finalist: 2015, The Artist’s Magazine. 32nd Annual Art Competition. (“Home Sweet Home” is a bird painting of a Carolina Wren perched on a rusty bucket to feed her chicks.)
  • Artist to Watch: 2014, Southwest Art Magazine. January 2014. Boulder, CO. (“Smooth Landing II” is a bird painting of a black-capped chickadee on a branch in an apple orchard.)
  • Honorable Mention: 2014, Gilcrease Museum. Collectors Reserve. Tulsa, OK. (“Smooth Operator” is a bird painting of a cedar waxwing curving upside-down to eat red berries.)
  • Best Wildlife 4th Place: 2014, International Art Competition.net. Animals - Wild, Domestic, Land, Air or Sea. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with Rook playing cards against distressed wood.)
  • Best Wildlife Finalist - Full Page Article: 2014, International Artist Magazine. International Artist magazine Challenge No. 83, Wildlife, Oct./Nov. issue. Scottsdale, AZ. (“On Pause for a Moment” is a realism bird painting of a Juvenile Allen’s hummingbird on orange flowers.)
  • Best Wildlife Award: 2014, International Guild of Realism. 9th Annual Juried Exhibition. Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC. (“Floating Between Two Worlds” is a bird painting of a pigeon guillemot, a type of auk, in winter plumage floating on the water's surface.)
  • 4th Place: 2014, Art-Competition.net. International “Animals” - Wild, Domestic, Land, Air and sea.. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with rook playing cards against distressed wood.)
  • Best Wildlife Award: 2013, International Guild of Realism. 8th Annual Juried Exhibition. Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ. ("Morning Glory" is a bird painting of a black swan cygnet swimming alongside the parent swan in early morning light.)
  • Finalist - Top 75: 2013, Southwest Art Magazine. Artistic Excellence Competition. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with Rook playing cards against distressed wood.)
  • Figurative Finalist: 2012, Art Renewal Center. ARC Salon International- the largest, most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists.. ("Could it Be?" is a figurative painting depicting a Girl reading Peter Pan book, Sparrow bird, Peter Pan Shadow)
  • Purchase Award: 2012, Tennessee State Museum. Shades of Freedom. Nashville, TN. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with Rook playing cards against distressed wood. Permanent collection Tennessee State Museum.)
  • Figurative Finalist: 2012, Art Renewal Center. ARC Salon International- the largest, most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists.. ("Could it Be?" is a figurative painting depicting a girl reading Peter Pan book, Sparrow bird, Peter Pan Shadow.)
  • Wildlife Finalist: 2012, Art Renewal Center. ARC Salon International- the largest, most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists.. ("Leaning Against the Sun" is a bird painting depicting a red-bellied woodpecker. Collaboration with edie Maney, abstract expressionist.)
  • Wildlife Finalist: 2012, Art Renewal Center. ARC Salon International- the largest, most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists.. (“Strike a Pose”- A trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with Rook playing cards against distressed wood.)
  • Artist to Watch: 2010, Fine Art Connoisseur. July/Aug 2010. New York City, NY. ("Trespasser" is a trompe l'oeil bird painting depicting a robin on her nest built in a hole in blank white canvas)
  • People’s Choice Award: 2010, Tennessee Art League. Central South Art National Exhibition. Nashville, TN. ("Trespasser" is a trompe l'oeil bird painting depicting a robin on her nest built in a hole in blank white canvas)
  • Best Wildlife Award: 2010, International Guild of Realism. 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA. ("Trespasser" is a trompe l'oeil bird painting depicting a robin on her nest built in a hole in blank white canvas)
  • People’s Choice Award: 2008, Gilcrease Museum. American Art in Miniature. Tulsa, OK. ("Out on a Limb" is a bird painting depicting a male northern cardinal on a tree branch against a blue sky.)
  • 2008-2011 “Sunflower at the Old Factory” Selected for Museum Tour: 2008, International Guild of Realism. Museum tour, “The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century.”. ("Sunflower at the Old Factory" is paired with a Vincent Van Gogh sunflower painting: contemporary realists and their historical predecessors for comparison and contrast.)
  • 1st Place: 2007, American Artist Magazine. American Artist Cover Competition. New York City, NY. (“Sunflower at the Old Factory” is a still life painting depicting a sunflower against a paint peeling wall and rusty hinge.)
  • Best of Show: 2007, The University School. Artclectic. Nashville, TN. (“Colored by Time/Three Rims” is a still life painting, an abstract view of realism, depicting three brightly colored rusty sap buckets.)
  • Artist’s Choice Award: 2006, International Guild of Realism. 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition. Manitou Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. (“Home Sweet Home” is a bird painting of a Carolina Wren perched on a rusty bucket to feed her chicks.)
  • TAL Memorial Award: 2004, Tennessee Art League. Central South Art National Exhibition. Belmont University Leu Gallery, Nashville, TN. (“Sunflower at the Old Factory” is a still life painting depicting a sunflower against a paint peeling wall and rusty hinge.)
Camille Engel, Contemporary Realist Painter
Camille Engel, Contemporary Realist Painter