Visual Art

Merge: Nation's Best Emerging Young Artists with Disabilities

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program amplifies the voices of visual artists with disabilities through career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, residing in the United States.

Fifteen winning artists are selected by jury. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. For winning artists, one of the submitted artworks will be selected for a national exhibition. Artists participate in professional development activities provided by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.



Il Varco is glad to inaugurate the seventh edition of Prisma Art Prize, a quarterly award with cash prizes for artists from all around the world that will become a collective exhibition for the first time in February 2021 in Rome.

Organized with the goal of creating a space for visual artists to share their work with hundreds of colleagues from all around the world, it offers 2000€ in cash awards every year, purchase prizes and packages of services worth 2500€ from Biafarin and Vivivacolors in four seasonal competitions and an online gallery where the artworks are put on display forever.

"Living Environments"

Little Islands Festival | Moving Image & Sound seeks to connect the landscape and nature with man and art by initiating an exploration of their natural and imaginary boundaries. The Site-specific Open Call under the name “Living Environments” is looking for artists of all nationalities who are experimenting with new forms of audiovisual arts and media such as mapping projection, multimedia | interactive installation, VR, performance.

UNMASKED: Portraiture in a Pandemic

In this time of isolation and confinement – when we can often see only a portion of another’s face – we are creating this juried exhibition to celebrate faces – and the people behind them. We would also like to examine the ways in which people mask themselves or masquerade. We are looking to define this genre as broadly as possible: self, other, representational, abstracted, likeness, current, past, psychological, emotional…

We are interested in all forms of mark making; and all media are welcome. The show will be juried by Dr. Kryssi Staikidis, Professor of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University. The exhibition will run from Oct 28 thru Dec 19, 2020. 

OPEN CALL for an Online Exhibition

In Conversation With is looking to feature artists, photographers working with topics that are hidden and not often discussed in our contemporary society. The feature will be posted on our Instagram (as a part of our Hidden Histories photo-conversation), and on our website. We will be curating an online exhibition with the works by the selected artists and inviting them for online roundtable discussions. Throughout the discussions, we will talk about why it is still important to re-explore and focus on topics or events that had happened in the past.

If you think your work fits the description and the theme of Hidden Histories, send us an email!

Applications Open | Stream your Art with WindowSight and Earn per Views

Artist Applications:

Applications are open for Artists on WindowSight (which are completely free).

WindowSight is exclusive to active professional visual artists (photographers, illustrators, painters, video and digital artists, Motion Graphic Artists…).

We aim to provide an alternative income that can ease and increase the artists’ recognition as professionals and overall, enhance quality in the arts.

In order to apply we will require links to your work, our team will validate that you are active as an artist and that you have a demonstrable professional career.


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