Annual Airbrush Excellence Competition Returns

The Annual Airbrush Excellence Competition is Back!!
Enter, Win Prizes, Get Published.
Charge More For Your Artwork!
• Automotive Art (cars & trucks)
• Body Art (airbrush tattoos, makeup, theatrical, etc)
• Fine Art
• Unusual Surfaces (helmets, sports accessories, skate decks, etc)
• Hobby/Model
• Kustom Motorcycle Painting
• T-Shirt & Textile Art
• Pinstriping
Airbrush Excellence Entries
3209 Atlantic Avenue
P.O. Box 438
Allenwood, NJ 08720

AWARDS in Each Category
1st Place: $500 in prizes
2nd Place: $350 in prizes
3d place: $150 in prizes

In addition to a Certificate of Award, competition winners will receive airbrush and art products as listed above. All award-winning entries will be published in Airbrush Action magazine.

Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013

Name,  Email address,  Telephone number (Include area code),  Mailing address,  City, State,  Zip, Country, Artwork Category (Title of artwork, Type of paint, Surface, Size (inches)

Entry Requirements:  All entries must be submitted in hi-res JPG, TIFF, or PDF digital formats on a CD or DVD disc to: Airbrush Excellence Competition, P.O. Box 438, 3209 Atlantic Avenue, Allenwood, NJ 08720. Photographs, negatives, and large format transparencies will NOT be accepted.

Entry Limit:  3 submissions per person.

Acknowledgement:  If you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope or postcard, we will acknowledge receipt of your entry. No phone call regarding your entry will be accepted.

Deadline:  All entries MUST be postmarked by March 15, 2013.

Conditions:  Upon submission, all discs become the property of Airbrush Action. If insufficient entries are received in any one category, that category may be subject to cancellation. Competition judges reserve the right to move entries from one category to another if deemed appropriate.  Airbrush Action makes every effort to protect and secure all discs, but cannot be held liable for loss or damage.  Your entry shall imply agreement with the above-stated conditions.


Get published and becom famous as a winner of the Airbrush Excellence Competition

Get published and becom famous as a winner of the Airbrush Excellence Competition

Vince Kennedy, Createx Founder & Industry Giant, Has Died

VinceKennedyThe airbrush industry has suffered a major loss with the passing of Createx’s founder, Vince Kennedy, last week.  I knew Vince for nearly 30 years, and was deeply saddened by the news.  Vince was charismatic, dynamic, brilliant, and a terrific soul.  My condolences to the Kennedy family, the Createx staff, and all who knew him.  Vince Kenndy’s viewing will take place at Vincent’s Funeral Home on Rt.10, Simsbury, Connecticut, from 9:30am to 11:30am, and the noon service will be at St. Catherine Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road, West Simsbury.


Airbrush Action’s Facebook page,, has just reached the milestones of 10,000 ‘Likes,’ and 116,000 views this past week, and I want to thank you for helping us get there.  For the uninitiated, our Facebook page posts some amazing artwork, news, free videos, and special offers and discounts on products and services (including the Airbrush Getaway workshops and that you won’t find anywhere else.  Your support of the magazine and its efforts is inspiring and greatly appreciated, and with your continued help I’ll see you at 20,000 ‘Likes.’ is gaining great traction and popularity

Django Unchained

I saw Django Unchained last night and loved it!  Jamie Foxx was great, but Christoph Waltz stole the show as Django’s mentor, and his performance alone is worth the price of admission.  Actually, add Samuel Jackson’s best film performance ever as Stephen to your impetus; remarkably good and funny. There were also great cameos by Jonah Hill, Bruce Dern, and others.  Also, it’s the fastest 165 minutes I’ve ever experienced in a theater.  Heads-up: if tons of violence revolts you, think twice about going.

Gratitude for Our Efforts

DVDs are extremely time-consuming and tedious to produce, requiring (in most cases) days of shooting, and then countless hours of editing.  And, at Airbrush Action (, we take great pride and care in making the best presentations we can.  So, when I received the following feedback the other day, I though I’d share it with you:

“I just viewed Javier Soto’s  Power Portrait DVD on Rihanna.  It is a splendid tutorial. The camera work was tops, no light glares, no constant panning to the artist, no shaky movements.  Everything was clear and concise.   Javier is an exceptional teacher, I am inspired and in awe of his talent.   Thanks for putting this dvd out.” Isaac Rivas

Thank you, Isaac, for taking the time to make us feel great about what we do.

Dean Loucks Paints Exclusive Designs for Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers!

Date:  Thursday, Dec 6th, 2012

Time: 5pm

Location:  Dean’s Place Fine Art Gallery

Dean Loucks, a celebrated artist in Granger Indiana, known all over the world for his exclusive designs on high-end boats, helicopters, motor coaches, pianos and fine art adds Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers to his canvases. Kitchen Aid Cooperation launched a limited edition Custom Made stand mixers painted by Dean Loucks yesterday.  Dean Painted 6 designs for the launch; Golden Petals with his signature flower series, Leopard, Shimmer, Noir Leopard, Snow Leopard and Serengeti.

Airbrush Action’s Jan-Feb 2013 Cover Unveiled Here for First Time!!!

We’re proud to unveil Airbrush Action’s Jan-Feb 2013 cover here!

Important Notice About Our Recent “Like” Campaign Offer!

It has been brought to my attention that in our recent Facebook “Like” promotion some participants were unable to access their 10% discount code. Our tech, Gerry Lacuarta, explains:
“The Facebook SDK which I used to program the promotion will not work if the browser client does not have Javascript enabled or if they are using old versions of Internet Explorer which do not support the new and fancy API “stuff.” I’ve tried this on all browsers before I sent out the e-blast, and it all worked perfectly. We can ask those who failed to get the coupon to use other browsers, such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox, and make sure they have Javascript enabled. If they want to use Internet Explorer only, they must have version 8 and up.”
If you experienced any trouble receiving your discount code, please call me at 732-223-7878, and I’ll see to it that you receive your 10% discount. We are very proud of Airbrush Action’s great reputation and 28-year heritage, and would never intentionally mislead our readers. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Also, thank you for your loyal support of Airbrush Action and our efforts.
Warmest wishes for the Holidays and beyond, Cliff Stieglitz, Publisher, Airbrush Action Magazine
P.S. Unfortunately, if you “Liked” us before this promotion, you would be ineligible because you can only “Like” us once.

Airbrush Action Crippled by Sandy

Hey guys, very sorry I haven’t been keeping up with this page, but we were slammed by Hurricane Sandy. Airbrush Action is based just a mile or two from the New Jersey Shore, and we have suffered a week of no power, no land-line phones, extremely limited gas (three+ hour waits on mile+ long lines), devastation to homes and property, not to mention a death toll. Airbrush Action cannot operate without phones and power, which is why you’ve been unable to get through or that we’ve been unable to respond to you. Please be patient as we get through this. I’m hoping that we’ll have electric in a day or two and reopen our doors. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Let’s use our collective thoughts and prayers for those who have suffered great loss and hardship. Warm wishes from the Airbrush Action family.

Airbrush Getaway Recap

The NEW Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas was the perfect location for the Airbrush Getaway, October 8-12, 2012.

From an event organizer’s perspective, the Airbrush Getaway is a whopper to produce, involving the prep and shipment of 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of equipment and supplies, the onsite marathon setup and breakdown, and all the other logistical headaches before, during, and after.  However, it’s one of the most rewarding and gratifying things that we do here, a true labor of love.  Last week’s Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway was one of our best thanks to a wonderful and most enthusiastic group of attendees and a terrific team of instructors and support staff.  Also, the Tropicana Hotel, a new venue for us, was a perfect fit for our group with renovated guest rooms, great restaurants, and 23,000 square feet of meeting space. Also, its location on the strip is an added benefit. The group chemistry at the Vegas Getaway was truly magical, and I look forward to seeing many returning students in February (18-22).  Also, please forgive me for missing many days last week, but I was inundated at the Getaway, and was so spent by end of day, that I typically sacrificed dinner for bed!