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Art Explosion – $10,000 in Awards (Grayling, MI) – Call For Artists

Art Explosion – $10,000 in Awards (Grayling, MI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] AuSable Artisan Village announces a call for artists for the 3rd annual Great Northern Art Explosion, an open, international public art contest and exhibition held in downtown Grayling, MI, August 28 – September 11. Artists will exhibit in a centralized space to the public for a chance to win awards and sell their art. Most forms of visual art are accepted.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2021

The 2021 Art Explosion juror is Valerie Allen, a curator, juror, and professional working artist. Art Explosion offers $10,000+ in available prizes. A $5,000 grand prize, $2,000 second place prize, $1,500 best of show juror award, $1,000 juror award, and $1,000 juror award. Artists have the opportunity to win one of the cash prizes including an Art Explosion trophy and website and social media recognition. Artists have the opportunity to publicly exhibit their work or offer their work for sale to over 2,000 visitors (statistic taken from 2020 visitor numbers).

About AuSable Artisan Village

AuSable Artisan Village is a non-profit art center and events destination in the heart of Northern Michigan, located in downtown Grayling. For 10 years, AuSable Artisan Village has hosted a retail art gallery with dozens of artists, live concerts and performances, and offers art classes and workshops. AuSable Artisan Village is partially funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2019, AuSable Artisan Village hosted the first annual Art Explosion, offering a $1,500 grand prize. This year, Art Explosion will offer a $10,000 award bag, including a $5,000 grand prize.

For more information, contact graylingarts@gmail.com.

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PleinAir Salon $33,000 May Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon $33,000 May Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Streamline Publishing with PleinAir Magazine announce a call for artists for The PleinAir Salon $33,000 May Art Competition, a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories.

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Deadline: 31 May 2021

This is a completely online competition. There is no mailing your artwork for an exhibition. You are able to submit paintings whether they have won another competition or not.

PleinAir awards $33,000 each year for this competition.

  • The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.
  • PleinAir awards an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media.
  • Each of the 21 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention and Expo.

About PleinAir

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 11 years. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. It is PleinAir’s belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

 

Deadline: 05-31-2021

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All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Landscape art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from May 19th to June 15th, 2021.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 May 2021

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

All Landscape competition results posted on May 31st, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” -Lora

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for sharing art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration of art, discussion of art, and the support of those who create art. Since its inception, CAGO has promoted and sold art on behalf of its member artists. CAGO hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are then showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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PleinAir Salon $33,000 April Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon $33,000 April Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Streamline Publishing with PleinAir Magazine announce a call for artists for The PleinAir Salon $33,000 April Art Competition, a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2021

This is a completely online competition. There is no mailing your artwork for an exhibition. You are able to submit paintings whether they have won another competition or not.

PleinAir awards $33,000 each year for this competition.

  • The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.
  • PleinAir awards an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media.
  • Each of the 21 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention and Expo.

About PleinAir

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 11 years. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. It is PleinAir’s belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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Paperworks 2021 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2021 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2021, an international fine art competition for artists using paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or the subject of a video. Accepted Media: works made on, of, or about paper; cut paper; folded paper; woven paper; glued paper; drawings; paintings; pastels; printmaking; photographs; paper sculpture; 3D; bound books; collage; mixed media; video; original digital art; and installation.

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Deadline: 16 May 2021

Entry fee: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos, any or all of which could be selected for the online exhibition

This exhibition is an opportunity for artists working in, on, or about paper. Every time bj spoke gallery runs this show, the members at their co-op gallery are amazed and impressed by the unusual and creative uses to which paper can be put. Drawing, painting, and photography, yes, but also paper sculpture, installations, and even videos about paper are possible entries. There is no size limitation on the works, nor is there any shipping fee.

Juror: Sewon Kang is Archivist at The Easton Foundation, Louise Bourgeois’ home/studio, New York, NY. She previously worked in the Drawings and Prints department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Paperworks 2021 Artist Benefits

There are small cash awards for first, second, and third place. Because Paperworks 2021 is online, the potential exists for viewers to see the art from wherever in the world the internet is available.  Winners will have up to six pieces included in a one-month, online exhibition on bj spoke galley’s website in August 2021. Work will be promoted on the gallery’s social media accounts. There will be a Zoom reception for the event which will accomodate large numbers of registrants.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a cooperative gallery which has a steadfast membership of artists working in a broad range of media and styles. They are a not-for-profit with a mission of community outreach and education. Ordinarily (in pre-covid times), shows are undertaken with the dual purposes of staying alive financially and bringing the excellent work of national artists into the community. The times being uncertain, the gallery has turned to the online show and zoom reception as ways to continue traditions. While they are saddened not to see the work in person, they realize that the online venue permits work of larger sizes than would fit in their physical gallery. The artists can submit without considering shipping fees or customs requirements.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.org.

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All Planet Earth (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Planet Earth (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for the All Planet Earth art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged within three categories: paintings/drawings, photography/digital art, and mixed media/3-dimentional art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 18 Apr 2021

Entry fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from April 21st to May 12th, 2021. All Planet Earth competition results will be posted on April 30th, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” -Lora

“Always very professional.” -Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for sharing art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration of art, discussion of art, and the support of those who create art. Since its inception, CAGO has promoted and sold art on behalf of its member artists. CAGO hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are then showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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All Cityscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Cityscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Cityscape competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital, and mixed media / 3D art. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from March 24th to April 20th, 2021.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 21 Mar 2021

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Cityscape winners will be announced on April 4th, 2021. Awards will be given for the top 6 to 8 works selected. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the annual anthology publication, and event collateral. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately 1/2 million people worldwide.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online actively promotes all their artists and has sold numerous artists works.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for sharing art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration of art, discussion of art, and the support of those who create art. Since its inception, CAGO has promoted and sold art on behalf of its member artists. CAGO hosts a juried, monthly art competition. Each month there is a different theme. All participants are then showcased for a month in an online gallery exhibition.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact artcompetition@cagonline.co.

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Baron Prize 2021 (International, Online) – Call For Artists

Baron Prize 2021 (International, Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Baron announces a call for artists for The Baron Prize 2021, a biannual award which recognizes artists, photographers, and filmmakers who have created projects investigating gender, sex, sexuality, and identity politics.

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Deadline: 1 Apr 2021

The Baron Prize is open to artists, filmmakers, and photographers working in any medium, from anywhere in the world, and over the age of 18.

The first and second edition of the Baron Prize was judged by a transnational panel including Ashleigh Kane (Dazed & Confused), Chiara Bardelli Nonino (Italian Vogue), Ché Zara Blomfield (Art Editor Baron and Curator), Petra Collins (Curator and Photographer), Sue Webster (Artist), Bruce LaBruce (Artist and Director), and Nadia Lee Cohen (Photographer). Past winners have included Matthew Grubb, Frances Wilks, and Ramona Wang.

The third edition of the Baron Prize will be judged by a panel including Julie Verhoeven (Artist), Matthew Holroyd (Baron Founder), Sunil Gupta (Photographer), and PZ Today (Creative Director).

The winner will be announced in June 2021 and the winners prize is £1000 and a £1000 gift certificate to spend at Baron Books.

About Baron

Baron Books was launched in 2011, stocked worldwide in 20 different countries. Baron is a conceptual publishing house and book store, collaborating with renowned artists to present their projects as books, apparel, and events under the Baron & Baroness brand name or self titled artist books plus stocking the finest art, fashion, and design books. Many Baron published books are in collections including those at the MoMA NYC and The LUMA Foundation. Past books have included titles by artists such as Bruce LaBruce, Namio Harakuwa, and photographers including Harley Weir and Tyrone Petra Collins.

For more information, contact head.office@baron-productions.com.

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BBA Artist Prize 2021 (Berlin, Germany) – Call For Artists

BBA Artist Prize 2021 (Berlin, Germany) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany announces a call for artists for the BBA Artist Prize 2021. This is an international call open to all media, ages above 18, and genders, as well as all career paths, stages, and educational backgrounds. An international jury of high ranking industry professionals judge the entries, they look for the artist which shows the highest potential, outstanding creativity with professionalism, and who has most convincingly and skillfully executed a concept or work.

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2021

The Kühlhaus Berlin is one of the city’s most favored venues for art and cultural events. It is a heritage building at Gleisdreieck, a central and well-known location in Berlin. The BBA Artist Prize 2021 exhibition is showing on the 5th floor of the building, which offers the following: Exhibiting space of over 600 m2, lift entrance, wheelchair accessible, WC facilities. The vast space allows for the presentation of about a dozen artists and a variety of media – video art, installed projections, time-based media, and sculptural works. Brick walls alternate with a classic white cube style so that paintings, photography, and print works each find a perfect spot.

BBA Artist Prize 2021 Artist Benefits

Longlisted artists: 30 longlisted artists will be featured on the BBA Gallery website and actively promoted on social media throughout spring 2021.

Shortlisted artists: 10-15 shortlisted artists will be selected out of the longlist in early April 2021. The shortlisted artists exhibit in a group show and are eligible to win the 3 prizes. In addition, each shortlisted artist receives a promotion through the gallery’s Artsy profile, website, PR, and social media channels.

Group exhibition during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2021: The exhibition of the shortlisted artists and the announcement of the prize winners is a highlight during Gallery Weekend Berlin from 30th April to 2nd May 2021. The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany and attracts art enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world.

1st Prize
Solo show at BBA Gallery in 2022
Cash prize 1000 €
Artsy profile

2nd Prize
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 500 €

3rd Prize
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 300 €

About BBA Gallery

BBA Gallery works with emerging and mid-career artists. These are industry terms, labels that help simplify complexity. Artists don’t need a label. They need a champion – a committed gallery who kicks doors for them, introduces their work to collectors, and shares their vision with the world. That’s why BBA Gallery launched in 2017. They find and represent artists with unique talent and ideas, a strong vision, and compelling style. Age or education are not the most important criteria. They are more interested in authenticity, perseverance, professionalism, and outstanding artworks – no matter the medium.

BBA Gallery began as an artist-run project space in 2015. Their ethos has been clear. Seek out talented and passionate artists and give them all the nurture they need whether they’re emerging or mid-career.

For more information, contact opencall@bba-gallery.com.

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Abstract Photography Competition (Online)- Call For Artists

Abstract Photography Competition (Online)- Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Abstract, an online photography competition. Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 7 Mar 2021

The early days of photography centered on true to life imagery, i.e. family portraits, images of streets, towns, and mansions. Over time, photographers expanded their vision to more moody images, ultimately to where photography is today – an all encompassing art form generated by camera and lens and producing a vast sampling of imagery from reality to less recognizable abstracts.

This call is about the abstracts – those images that are not instantly identified as that person, that thing, and so forth. It doesn’t matter if you photograph something abstract or create the abstraction through photographic processes. Macro shots, close ups of graffiti, fanciful post processing manipulations, or just photographing something at an angle that disguises it. They all work. As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

The prizes total $3000 and have a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes – 20 juror’s selections and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art offers six opportunities a year for photographers, from amateur to professional, male or female, and young or old. NYC4PA was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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