Solo Show Opportunity

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



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.


​The current themes include:













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.


Each theme has the following three categories:

1. Painting

2. Photography & Digital

3. Sculpture & 3D Installation


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.


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Solo Show in d'Art Center's Vault (during The Center's Merged II Exhibition)

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Entry Fee (Solo Show in d'Art Center's Vault (during The Center's Merged II Exhibition)): $45.00

Solo Show in The d’Art Center’s Vault

Exhibit your work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk’s Art District!

Requirements for this solo show opportunity:

This specific solo show opportunity occurs during our Second National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage in our Main Gallery: Merged II. 

This opportunity is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums. The Vault can fit between 12 - 15 pieces depending on the sizes.

We also have an open call to artists for the exhibition in our Main Gallery during this time frame, Merged II: D'Art's Second National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage. This is a juried national exhibition. Submit here:


The Vault: 

The Vault is located in the d’Art Center’s new location in the NEON District. This one hundred and thirty two square foot exhibition space is a historical bank vault, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District (The NEON District). All styles and aesthetics are considered. D’Art Center will market the show through their social media and patron base, as well as provide invitational postcards/fliers. Commission on sales is 60% Artist, and 40% d’Art Center for juried shows in The Vault.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$45.00 for up to 20 works (one image per submission) Depending on the size, The Vault can exhibit up to 15 works
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