Call for Artists "New Beginnings" Art Exhibition



Call for Artists "New Beginnings" exhibition, Manhattan Arts International

Manhattan Arts International announces its Call for Artists for its annual “New Beginnings” online exhibition. We invite artists from around the world to submit their  images. All subjects, styles, sizes and mediums are welcome.

Widespread Promotion: “New Beginnings” at will be widely publicized across our several social media networks, announced in the Manhattan Arts International weekly subscription-based e-newsletter, promoted on The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS, Renée Phillips The Artrepreneur Coach,, and several other art websites and blogs.

Exhibition dates: January 20 – March 20, 2018

Entry deadline: January 8, 2018

Eligibility: All artists 18 years or older, from all origins, who have their own website.

Media: All 2-D and 3-D media including drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, works on paper, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art, mixed media and installation. No video/film.

Curator: Renée Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International.
Judging Criteria: “The goal will be to show a wide variety of styles and media and artistic interpretations — feelings, ideas and topics  related to “New Beginnings” — that occur in nature and the human experience. I will be seeking artists who show originality, mastery of their media, and reflect the theme through their art and artist’s statements.”

Manhattan Arts International Awards
50 Artists will be selected for this online exhibition: One entry image from each artist selected will be shown with their statement and link to their website.
10 Artists will receive an Award of Excellence
40 Artists will receive an Award of Merit

First Place Award
An article about the artist will appear in the Manhattan Arts International Articles section. The artist will have their art displayed on the home page top banner and will be promoted across social media networks and in the Manhattan Arts International subscription-based email newsletter. An article about the artist will be featured on a website that attracts 280,000 visitors each month.

More Awards
Publicity and consultation awards will be presented by James Bacchi, co-owner of ArtHaus gallery; Carolyn Edlund, ArtsyShark and Art Business Institute; Nancy Reyner, international artist and author; and Renée Phillips, curator and director of Manhattan Arts International

Entry fee: $20 for 1-3 entries if submitted before November 10th. After that date the fee will be $30 for 1-3 entries.

For More Information and Online Entry Form Visit

About Manhattan Arts International
Manhattan Arts International has been a leading advocate for under-recognized and accomplished artists from around the world since its inception in 1983. We are dedicated to promoting and rewarding artistic excellence in all styles and mediums. Under the direction of Renée Phillips, founder and director, we offer a curated artist membership program, online gallery, juried online exhibitions, and articles about art and artists. Our purpose is to promote artists to our large network of galleries, private dealers, art writers, art consultants, curators and art buyers. We provide an online platform for artists to gain exposure and recognition. We encourage visitors to go to the artists' websites, contact them directly, join them on social media, and buy their art directly from them.

Contact Information: 

Renee Phillips, Manhattan Arts International,

Application Fee: 
$20.00 for 1 to 3 entries until November 10, 2017 $30 for 1-3 entries after November 10, 2017

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