Title of Artist Call: Sedona Art Prize International Online Painting Contest
Organization: Sedona Arts Center and Gateway To Sedona
Call Summary: The Sedona Art Prize is an international online juried painting contest open to painters world wide over 18 years of age. It is a collaboration and partnership between The Sedona Arts Center and Gateway To Sedona (GatewayToSedona.com) for the purpose of promoting artists and their work while helping the Sedona Arts Center to support ongoing projects. In addition to monthly and year-end cash prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also be offered the opportunity for a 2 week residency in Sedona, Arizona through the Sedona Arts Center (to be completed in 2018).
Paintings must be created using traditional, physical media such as oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and mixed media. All painting styles accepted: representation and non-representational.
The competition lasts for 12 months. Each month, Best in Show (who receives $200 cash during the month of winning) plus 12 finalist paintings are selected and announced/ posted online by the 20th of the following month. There is also an Artists Choice award of $100, determined by the member artist reviews of paintings. At the conclusion of the 12 months, the Grand Prize and additional Cash Prize Winners are announced from the pool of 144 finalists selected in previous months.
GRAND PRIZE: $5,000.00 USD CASH
Plus, opportunity for an exhibit of your work along with a two-week artist residency at the renowned Sedona Arts Center!
SECOND PRIZE: $1,000.00 USD CASH
THIRD PRIZE: $750.00 USD CASH
MONTHLY PRIZE: $200.00 USD CASH TO BEST IN SHOW; $100 CASH TO ARTISTS CHOICE AWARD
Judges are art professionals (working artists, gallery owners, museum curators) selected and announced each month. Both representational and non-representational paintings may enter and compete; judges are selected who appreciate and have knowledge of all styles of painting.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit http://www.SedonaArtPrize.com and click the "Register" link top of page. One-time registration is $25, good for all months of the competition. Each painting is $10 additional and receives its own promotional page. Artists can also purchase multiple entry plans at reduced price.
Sedona Art Prize is an artist promotion and online exhibition as well painting competition. Artists are encouraged to offer their art for sale (but their painting image stays online for all remaining months of the competition) and the artist keeps 100% of any sale. There is also the opportunity to sell via online auction, again with the artist keeping 100% of any sale. Every painting is posted in multiple social media channels as well, with increasing views by new visitors daily. Special promoted paintings receive paid posts in Facebook.
Who Can Apply: Professional Artists
Discipline: Visual Arts
Submission Deadline: April 31, 2017