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Self Portraits In Focus (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Self Portraits In Focus (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for the Self Portraits In Focus art competition, seeking captivating and thought-provoking photographs that explore the theme of self-portraits. This call for entry is open to photographers worldwide over the age of 18, both amateur and professional, who are passionate about self-portraiture.

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Enter by: 10 January 2024

Self-portraits are a powerful means of self-expression, allowing artists to delve into their own identities, emotions, and experiences. Through this themed competition, Decagon Gallery encourages photographers to explore the multifaceted nature of self-portraiture, capturing their unique perspectives, narratives, and inner worlds.

Self Portraits In Focus Artist Benefits

The chosen self-portraits will be showcased in a dedicated online exhibition on Decagon Gallery’s website, providing a platform for photographers to share their work with a wider audience. Additionally, selected artists will receive recognition through social media channels and promotional materials. A short video of the exhibit will be posted to YouTube. An exhibition catalogue will be made available for sale.

  • ​A cash award of $300 and one copy of the exhibition catalogue will be given to the First Place entry. The photographer will be offered a free gallery in the featured section of Decagon Gallery’s website.
  • The Second Place entry will be given one copy of the exhibition catalogue and promotion on social media.
  • The Third Place entry will be promoted on social media.

About Decagon Gallery

Decagon Gallery is an online art gallery based in Brooklyn, New York, that offers artists curated platforms to showcase their work and connect with art enthusiasts worldwide. The gallery maintains a robust online presence through its website and social media. It promotes through email marketing, social media, and collaborations with other art organizations.

For more information, contact director@decagongallery.com

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From A Seed: The World of Botanicals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

From A Seed: The World of Botanicals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for From A Seed: The World of Botanicals, an online photography competition.

Both through world travel and exploring the neighborhoods we live in, we come across the vast variety of botanicals both indigenous to local areas and, with controlled climates, those native to far away places. We gain an appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, whether it is the spectacular greenery of a forest or jungle, exciting beauty of flowers bursting with color, wonderful edibles like bright red tomatoes and pink blushed peaches, or textures and layers of botanicals in a black and white print.

With autumn approaching in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees, variegated leaf patterns, vines, fruit, as well as gardens at the beach, on your window sill, in a snow covered park, or in the rain forest.

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Enter by: 17 December 2023

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is 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

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com

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Our American Soul Juried Art Show (Arlington, Virginia) – Call For Artists

Our American Soul Juried Art Show (Arlington, Virginia) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for Our American Soul, a juried art show.

What makes us American? What gives our country its soul? When the words are combined, does it evoke a person, place, feeling, or all the above? How does your artwork showcase the essence of Our American Soul?

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Enter by: 18 January 2024

This call is open to all artists residing in the United States, and is applicable for all mediums including any form of 2D or 3D work.

The exhibition will be juried by Robert Yi. Robert currently serves as the Assistant Director, Senior Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Advisor, and Interim Director of Painting and Drawing at George Mason University’s School of Art in Fairfax, Virginia.

There will be $500 in cash prizes awarded to winners. The Our American Soul national juried show will open with a popular First Friday reception, which can draw over 200 people. There will be live music and light fare to enjoy while viewing artwork.

“As a participating artist, I truly value the personal touch, friendliness and courtesy demonstrated by the Gallery Underground team. They answered questions, gave guidance and created a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere when exhibiting my artwork.”

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is a nonprofit juried art gallery in Arlington, Virginia, run by the Arlington Artists Alliance. It is an exciting gathering place for artists and the greater local community. The gallery makes 2D and 3D art accessible and promotes the works of all levels of artists. The gallery features the artwork of 30+ established and emerging regional artists representing many mediums including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and mixed media. They are located in the heart of National Landing, which is made up of three thriving neighborhoods, Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard. National Landing is located at the center of the Washington, DC, region and a few blocks away from the Crystal City Metro station. The gallery is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org

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Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2024 exhibits. Artists must be from the New England region. The Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

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Enter by: 8 December 2023

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Artists from a variety of ethnicities and life experiences are encouraged to apply.

Free-standing sculptural pieces not eligible.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show fee-free. The library has a robust social media presence and will do an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Library patrons are keenly tuned into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. Many artists meet with success in selling their work. There is no commission for work sold. There is no fee to apply.

Testimonials

“I’ve had the privilege and honor of showing my work at the Newton Free Library four times in the past 10 years. Because of its exceptionally high patronage, sales have always been robust in this free exhibit space. Great care is taken in the organizing of these shows and the library provides an excellent Walker hanging system making installation a breeze.”

“As an award winning, gallery represented, Copley Master artist, this is one of my favorite venues in terms of sales, exposure, and enthusiasm of the visiting patrons. I highly recommend this venue for any visual artist.”

About Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, Massachusetts, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90,000. Many residents are highly-educated and the population includes more than one Nobel Prize winner.

Residents enjoy the art exhibits in the library’s galleries and eagerly await them each month. The highly-visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by the galleries as they come into the building. There is competition for exhibitions where many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact admin@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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EXPO 43 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

EXPO 43 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for EXPO 43, an international juried competition. bj spoke gallery will promote the virtual exhibit of the finalists work on the gallery’s website and social media platforms.

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Enter by: 13 December 2023

All fine arts media are acceptable (no crafts) for EXPO 43 including watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, digital art, and fiber art.

Artist will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos.

The virtual show will be available February 1st through March 30th, 2024. A virtual (Zoom) Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, for artists, their guests, and the public, at which time the award winners will be announced. The juror is Emily Olek, Curatorial Assistant – Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. There is a cash prize of $300 for First Place, $200 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a member owned and run, not-for-profit 501(c)3 gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media. Member artists have won numerous awards; been featured in press and media; taken roles as teachers, mentors, and exhibit jurors; and are represented in public and private collections. The gallery presents members’ shows monthly as well as offers solo exhibitions for artists, yearly invitational shows, two national juried art competitions, artist talks, the Artist’s Circle (open to all artists, gallery membership not required), workshops, live theater, and poetry readings. In an effort to bring under-served artists to the attention of the Long Island community, the gallery maintains an outreach program to individuals, such as young emerging artists.

For more information, contact competitions@bjspokegallery.org.

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Luminosity (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Luminosity (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Luminosity, an online photography competition.

Photography is all about light – its presence as well as its absence. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. For photographers the time of day an image is captured can be as important as the selection of the subject itself. What may be nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day becomes an impactful image at another. Strategically placed lighting is critical in creating great portraits and late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches.

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Enter by: 29 October 2023

For Luminosity, NYC4PA is looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference – glare, flare, shadow, fill light, lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, and streaming rays of sunlight. There are examples everywhere. Show your shots where light is a key element. All 2D photos are accepted.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is 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

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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PleinAir Salon September Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon September Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon September Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon September Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 30 September 2023

The Early Bird Discount ends September 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2023 (Australia) – Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2023 (Australia) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2023. International and Australian artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries.

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Enter by: 2 October 2023

The BigCi Environmental Awards 2023 Awards will be judged by an independent panel.

Winners will be announced on 1 November 2023.

Two Winners of the Awards will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency in Bluen Mountains and $4,000 prize money. The winning artists will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event. The winners and the Open Day event will be promoted through BigCi’s extensive database and social media network.

About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program in Bilpin, Australia (near Sydney), focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. Established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

BigCi is situated on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots. Due to the location and knowledge base of BigCi’s team, many resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although others use the outstanding natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide and author, and to learn first-hand about the unique biodiversity and geodiversity of the area.

For more information, contact yuri@bigci.org.

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PleinAir Salon July Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon July Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon July Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon July Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 31 July 2023

The Early Bird Discount ends July 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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The Boomer Art Prize (London, England) – Call For Artists

The Boomer Art Prize (London, England) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Boomer Gallery announces an invitation to creators across all visual arts disciplines: The Boomer Art Prize. The gallery welcomes wholeheartedly passionate artists from both local and international backgrounds to submit their artwork. The gallery welcomes all artists, whether emerging or established, to share their unique voices and visions. The gallery’s quest is to discover diverse creativity from all corners of the world.

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Enter by: 25 September 2023

For a nominal fee of only £35, submit three of your artworks to The Boomer Art Prize. Each additional artwork beyond the initial three adds a cost of just £10.

Artists of any country, age, and background can apply. Submit works that have been previously exhibited or published. There are no thematic limitations. 2D works should not exceed 230×230 cm. 3D artwork (sculptures, installations) should not be bigger than 230 cm high and 150 cm wide on any side. Apply with a minimum of 3 works and a maximum of 5.

Important Dates

  • The 50 preselected artists will be listed on the Boomer Gallery website on October 10, 2023
  • The jury will meet and select the 20 winners of the competition on October 20, 2023
  • The final results will be available on the Boomer Gallery website on October 22, 2023

The gallery does not contact each artist applicant individually regarding the open call results. Check the gallery’s website on October 22, 2023, to see the results. The 50 preselected artists will be contacted individually.

Jury

  • Anthony Fawcett: Esteemed art critic and historian known for his extensive collaborations with globally-renowned artists. His illustrious career boasts of interactions with icons such as Man Ray, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Andy Warhol, and his guidance in the “Anthony Fawcett Archive” project with the Tate Gallery.
  • Tabish Khan: An art critic specializing in London’s art scene, Tabish is the visual arts editor for Londonist. He regularly contributes to Culture Whisper and writes for FAD’s “What’s Wrong With Art?” series. His dedication to supporting artists is displayed in his trustee roles at ArtCan and City & Guilds London Art School.
  • Constantin Cosmin: An internationally acclaimed visual artist and co-founder of Boomer Gallery. As an editor at Boomer Magazine and a featured artist on Artsy, Constantin offers a unique perspective to the panel, drawing from his extensive firsthand experience in the art world.

The Boomer Art Prize Artist Benefits

Successful applicants will receive £10,000 in cash awards and exhibition opportunities in an iconic gallery space near Tower Bridge, London.

  • 1st place – £5,000 and a solo show
  • 2nd place – £3,000 and inclusion in two group shows
  • 3rd place – £2,000 and inclusion in one group shows
  • 4th to 20th place winners – included in one of the group shows

Cash awards will be paid to the winners within 48 hours after validating the votes. All 20 winners will be contacted individually regarding exhibition dates, delivery, and other details. The solo show is planned for January 2024, but the exact dates will be mutually agreed upon between the gallery and the winner of the 1st place. The group show is scheduled for November 2023. All winners will be contacted individually at least three weeks in advance. Should any of the winners wish to attend the show in person but face visa restrictions, the gallery will provide a letter of recommendation. This letter will be stamped and signed by both the gallery and the three esteemed judges of this grand competition.

About Boomer Gallery

Boomer Gallery is a unique platform for artists around the world, standing out for its diverse showcase of talent and remarkable curation led by art critic and historian Anthony Fawcett. The gallery transcends cultural boundaries, bringing to light emerging artistic gems and providing them a global stage.

The gallery is committed to promoting artistic expression in all its forms and facilitating the growth and recognition of artists. They do more than just host exhibitions, they catalyze artists’ journeys and create a ripple effect of creativity and innovation in the global art community – a unique blend of support, exposure, and reward.

For more information, contact email@boomergallery.net.

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