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Art Contest : The Chelsea International Fine art contest is one of the most renowned art competitions in the world. The contest provides a platform for artists to exhibit their creativity to a larger international audience. The winning artworks will
Art: 1st Nature Art Competition is being hosted by the Contemporary Art Room Gallery and it's currently accepting entries for art in mixed media. Painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art can be presented with the theme 'Nature'. Video art and sound art are not acceptable. Artists aged 18+ worldwide can participate in this contest and gain international exposure. There is a $15 entry fee and it's non-refundable. There is no maximum limit for number of entries, the more you send, better are your chances of...
Poster Art Contest : The 6th International Reggae Poster Art contest is open for entries till March 1st 2018. Use your imagination and create a poster about Reggae Music. The hundred best posters will be selected by the jury and will be part of the Reggae Exhibitions conducted around the world. According to Reggae,"The objective of the International Reggae Poster Contest is to build awareness for positive Reggae music and to celebrate the global achievements of Reggae and its impact on the world. The term Reggae used by the contest encompasses all the...
Sand Sculptures : Master Sculptors proved their talent when they flew down to the sandy beaches in Siesta Key. Siesta Key Sculptures holds annual sculpture competition and it's currently in it's eighth year. The Siesta Key is known for it's white sand, which is great for sculpting. The first place prize winner was Karen Fralich and Dan Belcher for his 'Winter is Coming' sand sculpture and he won $3000 for his stunning masterpiece. The second place prize winner was Helena Bangart and Fergus Mulvany for 'Water Dream' and they won $2500 cash prize. The third...
It's the harvest festival time in Japan. Japanese are known to be very frugal and do not waste any bit of scrap. After the harvest, the straw is fed to the livestock, enhancing soil and also donated to the annual Wara Art Festival which is held at the Uwasekigata Park. This is the 10th edition of the Wara Art festival and this year we have giant size straw animal sculptures like gorilla, dinosaur, snake, roaring lion and so on. The Wara Art Festival started in the year 2008, when the Niigata’s farming community contacted the local Musashino Art University...
Painting: Jackson's Open Painting is currently in it's third year and it welcome entries in 2d painting, print making or drawing. It's an annual competition and the winner takes home $13,532 USD as cash prize and an international recognition. Selected paintings will receive a physical painting exhibition at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair in London which will be held in May 2018. Artists from all over the world can participate in this contest and entries will be accepted till 16th March 2018. The first round of judging will be on March 30th and around 380 fine...
Illustration: The House of Illustration and the Folio Society are looking for new talent in the book illustrations. The annual international competition is open to artists above the age of 18 across worldwide. Participants need to submit three illustrations and a binding cover design for a book which will be chosen by The Folio Society. The first prize winner will receive 6,760 USD, which covers a nine book illustration and binding design of the book, which will be published by the Folio Society. The book illustration competition was started in the year 2011 and...
Art: Royal Watercolor Society is an art community in London. They conduct annual watercolor competitions and give away amazing prizes. The Royal Watercolor Society is one of the oldest art communities and it was established in 1804 to inspire all young artists. You are welcome to be creative and innovative with watercolors with paper as a medium. You can use watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen & ink and watercolour mixed media on paper. The winning watercolor paintings will be exhibited at Bankside Gallery, London during 2nd - 14th March 2018. There is an...
The Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair curates and offers best works of 20th and 21st centuries which happens to be the longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging and modern master pieces. The premier event happens in the wide setting of 65,000 square foot pavilion centrally located between city place and the luxurious Hilton West Palm Beach. The fair will have works from more than 50 top international galleries from which visitors has a wide range of choice to acquire best of blue chip contemporary, post war works. The participating...
BP Portrait Award is an prestigious annual portraiture competition held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The Daily Mail has called it "the portraiture Oscars" due to its reputation in contemporary art. The competition aims at the promotion of portraiture art among the artist and to help them bring out their talents to international focus. The BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 June to 23 September 2018. This contest has become an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar as it enters...
Art Contest: Art Association Aps Moho is pleased to announce the 2018 YICCA Contemporary art Contest is open for entries till March 14, 2018. The art contest is open to all age groups worldwide. Submissions can be in the form of installations, videos, performances or just about any technique. There are ten categories to choose from and participants can submit entries for any six categories. Categories: • Painting • Photography • Video • Installation • Sculpture • Digital Graphics • Animation • Mix Media • Performance...
Installation art: The Lumen Prize celebrates the work of artists and it's in the 6th Year. The 2017 Lumen Prize Awards have been presented to some of the most creative artists from around the world. 2017 Lumen Gold Prize was presented to Thijs Biersteker for his interactive plastic reflectic installation. According to Thijs Biersteker ,"Plastic Reflectic is an interactive mirrored Installation Art that brings the ‘plastic soup’ in our oceans alive. Provoking a new perspective on a pressing issue, the work addresses the heavy pollution of our waters...
Sculpture: Ron Mueck is an australian sculptor who is well known for his hyper realistic sculptures. National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne have stashed atleast a 100 resin human skulls in one of their rooms which was created by Ron Mueck. Each of these human skulls are approximately three feet tall and are made of fiberglass and resin. Some of these human skulls measure atleast five metre in height. The sculpture is named as Mass and it was part of the inaugural ceremony of National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, which happened on December 15th 2017. Ron...
On mark of the comencement of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15, Google has launched the largest digital archive of U S Latino art, culture and history. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The heritage started year back in 1968 and september 15 is chosen as a mark of the anniversary of Independence of Latin...
Sculpture: Every year Sweden invites artists to sculptures of ice in it's Icehotel, which can be used by visitors. The icehotel has 35 suites and this year 36 artists from 16 different countries have designed the rooms. The artists who work on the bed sculptures have no prior experience in working on ice. This year we have stunning bed sculptures of Queen of the North, which a holds a bed in it's long hands. To build this icehotel, 30k cubic meters of snow and ice was used and for the ice sculptures 500 tons of clear ice was used. IceHotel reopens every year with...
The Chartered Institute of Building is organising Art of Building contest to encourage and showcase the creativity of the industry. This gives an idea of the final interpretation on the work by its users and the pasionate people behind it. The expert judges will first consolidate the photographs in correct catagories and then select the best one to enter the finals. The selected images are then put online for public voting. The grand winners are chosen through public voting. Relevency, composition, focus, lighting and creativity plays major role in judges...