Submission Deadline: December 10, 2018 (Midnight EST)
Curator Selection: On or before December 17, 2018
Artist Notification: On or before December 20, 2018
Grant Notification: On or before December 20, 2018
Exhibit Opens: December 28, 2018
Art-Competition.net is proud to announce the international art call for an exhibition and Fine Art Grant PORTRAITS 2018“.
Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, PORTRAITS 2018 at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 30,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc. Participants must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium. One artist’s work will be selected to receive the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant” of $500. That artist’s work will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen and on all online marketing.
Theme and Selection: “PORTRAITS 2018” – The curators are looking for a portrait showing the inner essence of the subject or a flattering representation, not just a literal likeness. As Aristotle stated, “The aim of Art is to present not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance; for this, not the external manner and detail, constitutes true reality.” Artists may strive for photographic realism or an impressionistic similarity in depicting their subject, but this differs from a caricature which attempts to reveal character through exaggeration of physical features. The artist generally attempts a represent an expression in great portraiture of character and moral quality, not anything temporary, fleeting, or accidental.
All submissions, which can be expressed from representational to abstract, are welcome. The artists and exhibit will be extensively marketed with press releases, social media marketing, event listings calendars, and will also be featured in “Art Market NewsTM” with over 30,000 subscribers worldwide.  We look forward to receiving your works.
Eligibility: This competition is open to all artists and photographers 18 years of age or older. Entries must be created in a still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art.
Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists:
Gallery 25N’s mission is to provide artists with exposure and extensive marketing of their art and accomplishments to our international list of clientele. Gallery25N.com and Art-Competition.net will co-market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide in the following ways:
  • Invitations: An electronic invitation for the online exhibit’s opening will be sent to the combined international clientele lists of Gallery25N.com and Art-Competition.net. These lists exceed 30,000 recipients.
  • Press Release: Extensive press release announcements will be sent out for the opening of the Group Exhibit. The press releases will provide an international buzz about the exhibit and the artists’ work.
  • Event Listings & Calendars:  The group exhibits will also be promoted in numerous online event listings. These event lists not only provide a timely promotion of the exhibit they also provide ongoing social media marketing.
  • Social Media Marketing: The exhibition, artists and their artworks will be marketed through Art-Competition.net, International Artists Directory and Gallery 25N’s social media-marketing network via LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tweeter, GooglePlus, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Art Market Newsletter: The Artists and the exhibition will be featured in
    “Art Market News TM with over 30,000 subscribers in the art market place worldwide. Subscribers consist of art buyers, fine art galleries, corporate art buyers, exhibit curators, fine art agents, architects, property developers, interior designers and art lovers. ArtMarketNews.net provides links back to the artists’ website.
  • Online Presence: After the exhibit ends, the artists’ exhibit will remain in the “Past Exhibits” section of Gallery 25N’s website with a back-link to the artist’s websites.
  • A video is created of the artists work and exhibit for publication on Gallery 25N’s website and YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/Gallery25N. The video will be promoted in all of our online marketing venues.
Entry Fee and Submissions
Entry Fee: $25 for up to three entries and $5 for each additional entry. (No limit on the number of additional entries submitted.)
All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.
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