Contests & Competitions are a great way for artists and illustrators to get their work in front of new people. We have curated a collection of upcoming competitions for artists & illustrators for Summer 2017.

Watermedia Showcase

Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Watercolor Artist magazine. Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in the April 2018 issue of Watercolor Artist. Deadline July 3rd.

Strokes of Genius

Winning art will be featured in North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary drawing. From quick contour sketches to carefully rendered drawings with a full range of values, North Light Books will showcase the best of the best in a variety of styles and subjects. Deadline April 14th.

The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of The Artist’s Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artist’s Magazine. Deadline April 3rd.

Painting on the Edge

is an international open call to artists working in all two dimensional drawing and paint-based mediums. Deadline is June 16th

Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2017

The focus of the Cheltenham Illustration Awards has always been one of narrative. Visual storytelling, whether sequential or single image, gives scope to the imagination and opens up possibilities beyond the present moment. Deadline is June 1st

“YELLOW” Call for Entry – Online Art Show

THEME- “Yellow” This primary color is often associated with happiness, spontaneity, amusement, gentleness, but also with jealousy, and cowardice. In Iran, it has connotations of sickness, buy also wisdom. Yellow symbolizes many things and emotions, with different meanings in different cultures. We would like to see your interpretation if this color. PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery is not affiliated with Soles4Souls. ELIGIBILITY- All artists 18 and over may enter. MEDIA- 2D works in all types of media. JUDGING CRITERIA- Originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. JUROR- Janelle Cogan. ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces. (You may enter more than once if you have additional works.) AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Additionally, the “Best of Show” winner will be featured. His or her artwork will be on the cover of the show and it will be largely displayed with an article about them and their work. Other winners will be featured and have similar recognition. All accepted works will be displayed with the artist name, title of work, and a link back to their website, or email address if they do not have a website. SALES- All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission. DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2017

International Call: ALL Botanicals

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 “ALL Botanicals” Online Art Competition to be held from March 26, 2017 to April 22, 2017. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from April 23rd to May 20th, 2017. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography & Digital Art and Mixed Media & 3D Work. Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions in each category). In addition to the winning images, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented. Winners will be announced on May 8, 2017. Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.  Deadline: April 23rd

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition

Call For Entries, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition September 11 – October 28, 2017 at Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA. Juror of Selection – Jeanne Dobie, Juror of Awards – Marjorie Glick. Over $14,000 in awards. For a Prospectus visit or email Deadline May 15th

8th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition

The St. Augustine Art Association presents the 8th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition July 22-Aug 26, 2017. This fine art juried exhibit features 2D & 3D original works depicting the beauty & diversity of the natural world (landscapes, plants, birds, wildlife, etc). All media; No giclees; $5,000 in Awards; $2,000 top prize. Entry Fee $45 for 3-images. Deadline June 5th

NYC4PA Call for Entry – WANDERING CURVES 2017

THE CURVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Because everyone had so much fun that last time we ran this theme, we decided to challenge you once again to submit images that, rather than focusing on a particular subject, or color palette, have a curve, or curves, as a critical element. The possibilities are endless, from winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding. And don’t forget the round edge of grandpa’s bald head or a cold refreshing scoop of ice cream sitting atop a cone. Curves are all around us all the time. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in. Have fun with this. Deadline April 3rd

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