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Artist Opportunity - International Juried Contest - NY-USA (Dead line: March 13,2012)
 

 

Below please find a press release that announces the details of the upcoming Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. This highly respected juried contest now in its 27th year is a great opportunity for juror-selected artists to advance their careers and to maximize exposure to collectors and the New York art scene.

 

Awards include: cash prizes, online and print promotion and participation in a NYC art exhibition. The prizes are valued at a total of $55,000. Entry fee: $35 for up to 5 images; $5 for each additional image. Deadline: March 13th.

 

2012 Calendar

  • February 7, 2012 - Competition opens
  • March 13, 2012 - Submission deadline
  • March 27, 2012 - Results announced
  • August 24th through September 9th - Exhibition for the selected artists


Joyce Asper
PR / Agora Gallery
http://www.agora-gallery.com/
pr@agora-gallery.com
Phone: 212.226.4151

Fax: 212.966.4380

 

Press Release:                                                                                             

 

New York, NY, Open Call for Art: International Juried Contest

 

Since opening in 1984, Agora Gallery has established itself as a hub for innovative and talented emerging and established artists from around the world.  Keeping with its tradition of discovering and nurturing artists new to the alluring but highly competitive New York art scene, Agora Gallery will sponsor The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.  This well-known juried art contest is an annual event with prizes specifically designed to help artists advance their careers and to maximize their exposure to collectors. Now in its 27th year, the competition will accept entries from February 7, 2012 until March 13, 2012. Not only will selected artists gain exposure by exhibiting their work in the famed Chelsea art community, the competition will be juried by an influential voice in the art world, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Executive Director of the prestigious Art Students League of New York.

 

Ilse Bormann, one of the selected artists from the 2011 competition, had this to say about her experience: "It was a pleasure to participate in the 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. It was the second time I took part and I was very proud to be selected this time. It was amazing to have the chance to show my artwork in the Agora Gallery and it was a great feeling to be a New York City exhibited artist. It has motivated me to work even harder and to go my own way in my abstract painting. I would definitely recommend participating in the competition to my friends who are artists."

 

 

About the Prizes

 

The awards available for selected artists include cash prizes, internet promotion on ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive contemporary fine art resources online, and a one-page review with two color images in ARTisSpectrum, a prominent New York art publication. In addition, Mr. Ira Goldberg, Executive Director of The Art Students League of New York, will select the work of at least 25 artists to participate in a group exhibition at Agora Gallery. Awards are valued at a total of $55,000.

 

Agora Gallery director Angela Di Bello feels strongly that there is more to be gained from entering competitions than prizes and awards. She states:  "In addition to providing a valuable career building experience, fine art competitions challenge professional artists as well as art students to create some of their most innovative and finest work. The excitement generated by simply entering a competition and "thinking outside the box" leads to numerous new possibilities and to opening doors that may otherwise remain shut. You must fearlessly take control of your own destiny and experience a quantum leap into the future...Yours!"

 

Eligibility

 

 

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is open to visual artists of 18 years of age and older from anywhere in the world and at all stages in their careers.  The competition accepts a broad spectrum of art mediums and styles. In past years, selected entries have included photography, sculpture, digital art, paintings using a number of mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolor, and more. However video art, film, performance art, jewelry and crafts will not be accepted.

There is an entry fee of $35 for up to five images, with an additional charge of $5 for each additional image. Submission is online, and artists are encouraged to have their contact details, information about the relevant artwork and high quality images in JPG format available when they begin the process.

 

2012 Calendar

 

 

  • February 7, 2012 - Competition opens
  • March 13, 2012 - Submission deadline
  • March 27, 2012 - Results announced
  • August 24th through September 9th - Exhibition for the selected artists

 

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition represents not just artists, but the countries and communities they hail from, each piece reflecting a little of humanity's many faceted soul. Out of respect for this and in an effort to grant joy to children in need, 15% of Agora Gallery's proceeds of sales resulting from the competition exhibition will be donated to Art Start, an award-winning, nationally recognized program. Art Start works with children and teens facing the daily uncertainties and instabilities of living in homeless shelters. Though these children face many obstacles, they have dreams. Art Start uses the arts to provide them with opportunities for success. It gives them the tools, structure, support and most importantly a chance to be heard.

 

For more information, visit the competition website, email competition@agora-gallery.com or call the gallery at 212-2264151, Tues-Sat 11am-6pm.

 

 

Contact information:

Carolina Carilo

530 West 25th Street