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Art Competition & Solo Exhibition | $1,700 Cash Prizes to 28 Winning Artists Each Month | $22,500 Annually

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Art Show International, a leading voice in the art community and one of the world's fastest growing art galleries invites all visual artists to Art Competitions & Solo Exhibitions to get global recognition and win cash prizes. Every one of our 2020 and 2021 art competitions has been a resounding success. In the last month alone, $1,700 in cash prizes were given out to 28 talented artists. There were several other gifted artists who were also quite deserving of the prize money and could have as easily won the competition.

Art Show International is aware of artists' needs and preferences during these unprecedented times. We strive to distribute prize money equitably to help out a maximum number of artists in our community. Winners receive exceptional recognition in their fields. All cash prize awards are unrestricted and given with no strings attached. Two art competitions are held each month. Long term and permanent residency with our gallery is available where we represent you and your art and promote you in our newsletters and social media. We pride ourselves as having the best services for all visual artists. We will help you out in any way we can. Each month, 16 artists are awarded cash prizes in multiple categories.

Copyright Policy: Artists always retain all rights to their artworks.

Artists may submit all types of art media, including both 2D and 3D works, digital, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works. All our competitions and exhibitions are juried and open to artists internationally. Winners will get widespread worldwide recognition.

Theme​s

​The current themes include:

SOLO EXHIBITION

LANDSCAPE

FLOWER

ANIMAL

ABSTRACT

OPEN

FIGURATIVE

PORTRAIT

STILL LIFE

NATURE

COLOR

WATER

Artists can apply their own interpretation in representing the overall theme. Representational as well as abstract concepts related to these themes will be considered. Additional themes will be announced.

Categories​

Each theme has the following three categories:

1. Painting

2. Photography & Digital

3. Sculpture & 3D Installation

Deadlines

Deadlines are usually every 15 days. Please refer to details on the website.

Prize summary: 
$1,700 cash prizes to 28 artists every month.
Prizes Details: 

Cash prizes over $22,500 annually will be given out to winners. The grant money will be unrestricted and may be used in any manner by the recipient artist. Depending on the number and quality of artworks applicable to each theme, the following prizes maybe considered for each competition:

First Prize Award (Overall) $150-$300

Runner-Up Prize Award (Overall) $150-$250

Merit Prize Award (Painting & Mixed Media) $100-$200

Merit Prize Award (Photography & Digital) $100-$200

Merit Prize Award (Sculpture & 3D Installation) $100-$200

Talent Prize Award $50-$100

Honorable Mention Award

Finalist Award

Every artist will receive an Award Certificate.

Deadline: 
06/07/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$10
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BOOMER WEEK | OPEN CALL

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Marking one year since the opening of our gallery space in Central London, we have decided to have an exhibition celebrating this and the on going ascendence of our organisation through good and bad times. 

This Show Will Come With A Lot Of 

Awards!!!

Three artists will be selected to participate in our next group show in July. 

Also, each of the three artists will get a £200 cash prize. 

Who will select the artists? 

On the opening event we will have a jar containing all the names of the participants and a member from the audience will select three random names. 

The selection will be broadcasted live on our Instagram page @boomergallery. 

There are no subject restrictions for this call just a couple of guidelines. 

Submission Guidelines- Please read carefully.

To apply for “Boomer Week” simply email us 3 images of your work (3 different works) in a jpeg format, Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price (for each work) and a short bio no more than 150 words at boomergallery@gmail.com. 

Eligible media but not limited: 

painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | prints | textile 

To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £165 fee for each accepted artist as we only charge 15% sales commission and that includes: 

printed catalogs | admin | graphics | designer | champagne | mix finger food |caviar | professional photographer | hostess | security 

Important dates: 

- the open call will run until  May 27

- artworks delivery date is June 03

- the exhibition will run from June 04 until June 10 with a private view on June 04 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm at our gallery space in Aldgate. 

Location. 

We are situated right in the heart of artistic London: Aldgate | Shoreditch | Liverpool Street | Whitechapel.

Alternatives. 

We had a lot of enquires from foreign artists to exhibit with us but sometimes shipping the work to London in time might be a bit difficult in this challenging period, that’s why we’ve come up with an alternative! If you are one of the accepted artist and you find it hard to ship your work to us, you can send us photos of your work and we can print and frame it for you at no additional cost. 

We have 3 available sizes for the frame: 

32/32 cm

30/40 cm 

40/50 cm 

Opening Event. 

This will be a physical event and it will take place in our gallery in Central London. 

Important

As we run multiple open calls, please make sure you include in the email line the open call you apply for. 

Good luck to you all!

Prize summary: 
Exhibition opportunities and cash awards.
Prizes Details: 

Three artists will be selected to participate in our next group show in July. 

Also, each of the three artists will get a £200 cash prize. 

Who will select the artists? 

On the opening event we will have a jar containing all the names of the participants and a member from the audience will select three random names. 

The selection will be broadcasted live on our Instagram page @boomergallery.

Deadline: 
05/27/2021

Entry Fee:

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Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show

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Beverly Bassford was a former Art League board member who was passionate about the need for a new facility for the nonprofit to call home. After she passed away in 1999, her family established a prize in her name, which grew into the Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show. Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork for consideration: all media, 2D and 3D.

Exhibit juror: Jess Cross

Online Entry Deadline: Monday June 7, 4pm
*Artists will be notified by email of acceptance
Dates for hand-delivery of accepted work: Sunday-Monday June 27-28, by appointment
Exhibit dates: July 2-Aug 12, 2021
Artwork pickup: Friday August 13, by appointment
Please see below for shipping information.

Entry fee: $10 for members, $15 for non members per piece. Entry fees are non-refundable. Not a member yet? Click here to join. Benefits include discounts on classes and more!

Awards: Prizes awarded for Best in Show: $200, first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end “Best of 2021” exhibit during the month of December. Sponsored in part by the Worcester County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council.

Eligibility: Artist must be 18 years or older. Artists may submit up to two pieces of original artwork. Work must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an ALOC judged show. All hanging artwork must be securely framed and properly wired for hanging. The maximum outside frame dimensions may not exceed 36″x48″. Click here for complete exhibit requirements.

Sales: The ALOC receives a commission of thirty percent (30%) of the sale price of artwork and all sales of artwork exhibited must be processed through the ALOC.

Shipping: Accepted artists are responsible for hand-delivering or shipping their work to and from the ALOC and insuring it while in transit. Shipped entries must be securely packed (no styrofoam peanuts) and sent in substantial reusable containers. Pieces must be received by Monday June 28.

Return Shipping: Artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label for the return of unsold items. Artwork left with the gallery more than 30 days after the close of the exhibition without return arrangements will be deemed abandoned and become the property of the ALOC.

Ship Selected Work To:
Art League of Ocean City
502 94th St, Ocean City MD 21842

Deadline: 
06/07/2021

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Afro-German Artists & African Diaspora: Art against Racism in Germany | Public Art on Billboards Open Call | €500 cash prizes

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+++ The deadline has been extended to 22th of May 2021 midnight. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for further updates! +++

Calling Afro-German artists, designers, photographers and illustrators and those who live in the former German colonies Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania and African Diaspora in Germany.

This open call is about creatively exposing the blind spots in the collective consciousness of the white majority in Germany towards its colonial history and the racism against black people that is rooted in that era.

Most Germans are still not aware that the German colonial history, albeit much shorter than that of other colonial powers, was every bit as brutal - including murder, rape, forced labor, profiteering and genocide. They are not aware of the bloody trace the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II has left in Africa, and how its deeply racist colonial administration has laid the foundation of every-day racism in Germany today.

How it works

The Blind Spots in the Street poster competition works like an advertising campaign: it consists of a series of posters on billboards in public spaces that are intended to arouse curiosity but do not directly reveal the topic. Each billboard is tagged with a QR code. When scanned, the QR codes lead to our website, where information on the idea behind each poster is provided.

The task
1. to develop a teaser ("eye-catcher") image that arouses curiosity in the viewer without revealing what exactly the image is about. The objective is to get a wider audience to learn about the issues of colonial history and racism. Optionally, write a headline to go with it.
2.Write a text (150-400 words) that provides background information about the image.

What to aim for
The images must be striking and impactful in public. Most importantly, they must arouse curiosity! Only those viewers who really want to know what's behind the image will scan the QR code.
Examples for the interaction of images and texts can be found on our blog.

The rules
1. Participants are at least 18 years old and have had their own experience with racism in Germany or are originially from or live in the former German colonies of Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda or Burundi.
2. Colors should be primarily red, black, white, and shades of gray so that the images are recognizable as part of the campaign
3. An area of 83x86 mm vertical must be left blank for the QR code.

More details on our website!

Prize summary: 
your art on billboards + exhibition + €500 in cash prizes
Prizes Details: 
  • An international jury will select 4 winners whose work will be posted on billboards in Kassel, Germany.
  • First prize is a €200 cash prize, and three additional winners will recieve a €100 merit award.
  • All 4 winning entries will also be shown at an exhibition in Kassel this summer and receive a social media shoutout.
Deadline: 
05/22/2021

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URBAN TALES

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URBAN TALES
Art Exhibition in Lecce
curated by Dores Sacquegna
from 3 to 17 December 2021

Preview: Culture-transition-identity
On this trilogy of words we want to create an exhibition and narrative project of one's own city, as an urban center in motion, as a place of transition, migration and or of stability of our cultural identities. Through the narration of the city - with street photography, storytelling, architectural projects of a vertical city of the future, pop culture or other - the exhibition takes into consideration the urban tales or utopias of the 21st century, identified the city as an urban jungle , as a mirror and alter ego of our civilization. The cities and or places where we live are made of contrasts and strong similarities, and each differs in lifestyle, cultural identity, communication of beauty, architecture, history, art and other urban curiosities.
Urban Tales is an exhibition experiment of narration through contemporary art and architecture, to build a hypothetical map of the city of the future, through projects, photographic explorations and urban legends.

The city as a hub - The project offers the inputs to work on words such as living, public space, urban mobility, environment and climate, center and periphery, urban green life, sustainable architecture, art and environment etc. For each chosen district, the artists will have to add to their works-texts, as a trace of their passage, through a geolocation map (such as google maps) that allows to testify their presence on the narrated places.

Eligibility and type of works - The exhibition is open to worldwide artists and any media (painting, photo, installation, video, mixed media and more).

Exhibition and Sharing - Through the method of sharing photos, all the works produced will be identifiable on the app INSTAGRAM through the HASHTAG dedicated to the project. The original works will be exhibited in the Renaissance venue of Palmieri Foundation in the old city of Lecce, Italy.

Catalog  and Press Kit - Selected works will be included in the exhibition catalog with critical texts by the curator. Each artist will receive 5-10 printed catalogs and report kit press.

Art Curator - Dores Sacquegna is a curator and art director of contemporary art. Since 1994 to date, she has worked and reviewed works by recognized artists such as Christo and Jeanne Claude, Louise Bourgeois, Hermann Nitsch, Matthew Barney among others. She has curated exhibitions in Italy and abroad, collaborating with art galleries, museums, foundation, corporates and collectors.

Notes: Notes: In addition to the exhibition, we are also organizing an art residency in Lecce, with a site-specific project for the city from November 26th to December 5th if you are interested, contact us!

 

Prizes Details: 

Certificate: Artists will receive the Participation certificate on parchment paper, signed by curator and Primo Piano's owner.

Deadline: 
10/20/2021

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Open Call for Artists

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After 75 years of striving for nuclear abolition by Pax Christi International and many other movements, the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force on 22 January 2021. Our campaign is part of international momentum towards a world free of nuclear weapons. 

 

WHAT?

  

Pax Christi International is launching an Open Call for Artists, inviting young people to contribute in a creative way to our effort to finally getting rid of nuclear weapons!  

  

HOW?  

 

Creating a video or a digital artwork seeking to convince states that have not joined the treaty to do so as soon as possible. 54 countries have already officially said no to nukes, let's keep going!

 

WHO?  

 

Young people from 15 to 35 years old and from every part of the world are invited to submit and to express in a creative way why it would be important for countries to join the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  

 

 CONTEST DETAILS

 

Participants can participate in the campaign in two different ways. By creating a video, animated graphic, or motion graphic; OR by creating a non-moving digital artwork (graphic, photography, and so on).

 

An international jury will look at all the submissions and will choose one winner for the two options. The winner of the first group will receive 250 Euros, the winner of the second group will receive 150 Euros. The winning contributions, together with the 10 best submissions, will be presented during an online exposition that Pax Christi International will organise in August.

Complete information about the contest and the rules can be found here. Entries are now open, deadline for all submissions is Thursday, 15 July 2021.

 

Prize summary: 
250 € for the winning video, 150 € for the winning graphics
Deadline: 
07/15/2021

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