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Illumination and The New Flux – NYC

This fall Agora Gallery presents two complementary group exhibitions which together re-frame the thematic and stylistic tension between painting and photography. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography showcases 6 photographers whose work allows viewers to a glimpse into worlds both imagined and hyper-real. With a meticulous eye for detail, the works of these photographers highlight the fundamental reality of dreams and desires. The New Flux: Naturalizing the Art of Painting continues this exploration into medium specificity. Featuring 11 artists, the exhibition showcases the full range of techniques and perspectives available in painting today. Commenting on how nature influences the architectural and social development of urban spaces, the artists featured in The New Flux mingle pictorial realism with an almost filmic sense of narrative and tone.

Both exhibitions open October 20 and run through November 9, 2017, with a joint opening reception on Thursday October 26, 2017 6-8 PM. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: October 20  – November 9, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_10_20_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Mario De La Isla  |  Petra Bernstein  |  Kathleen Messmer  |  Mila Gerasimova  |  Annette Schreiber  |  Gabriela Segura

The New Flux

Muggi Peters  |  Su-Jeong NAM  |  Patricia Olguín  |  Patricia Gray  |  Chijia He  |  Cynthia Evers  |  Gitte Peters  |  Claudia Breidenbach  |  Luz Letts  |  Michael Dolen  |  Stivi

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Image: Luz Letts, The Viewers,Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas,24” x 28”

Deadline: Nov. 26, 2017 – Call for Artists – Seasons International Art Competition

Fusion Art is now accepting submissions for the Seasons international online art competition.

For this competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic interpretation of the four distinct times of yearSpring, Summer, Fall & Winter – along with any scenes, weather, events, or activities associated with those four seasons.  The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational art and photography.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each category. Best in Show winners receive invitations to participate in Fusion Art’s 3rd annual group exhibition in Palm Springs in 2018.
The deadline to apply is November 26, 2017.

All interested artists should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: https://fusionartps.com/seasons-art-competition-art-contest-2017/.

Deadline: Oct. 27, 2017 – Call for Art – 7th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 7th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition for the month of October 2017.  The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s November 2017 online group art exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  We suggest they send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme “Nature” and submit their best abstract or representational art.

The deadline to apply to this art competition is October 27, 2017.

Overall Category winning artists of the “Nature” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity by having their winning art presented on Artsy.net. The LST Artsy.net page will feature the artist’s art, an excerpt of their artists statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.

In addition, the winning artists will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 1000+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing.  Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on Artweek.com. Artweek produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.

Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments.   Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.  Interested artists should provide their best nature art now or before the deadline. For further information:   https://www.lightspacetime.art/art-call-7th-annual-2017-nature-online-art-competition/.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis.  It is the gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.  The art gallery website can be viewed here: https://www.lightspacetime.art.

 

Deadline: Oct. 27, 2017 – Call for Artists – 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions online art exhibition for the month of November 2017.

For this competition artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic interpretation of the “Colorful Abstractions” theme by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art and photography. Black and white are colors that qualify for the Colorful Abstractions theme.

Cash prizes will be given and Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the 3rd annual group show in Palm Springs in November 2018. Winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.

Please visit the website for full competition guidelines and to submit.
The deadline to enter is October 27, 2017.

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2017 – 2nd “Artist Spotlight” Solo Art Competition

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the 2nd Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition. The gallery created this solo art exhibition opportunity as a means for emerging, mid-level and, even, professional artists to gain more worldwide online exposure.

Artist Spotlight will highlight individual artists who have an overall body of work to showcase.  From this competition, Fusion Art will select up to nine winning artists – one traditional, one digital & photography, and one 3-dimensional artist (if the gallery has received 3-dimensional entries). The winners will receive one-month solo art exhibitions on the Fusion Art website beginning November 1, 2017 and continuing through January 31, 2018.

Artist Spotlight is an open competition. There is no theme and any subject matter and any media are acceptable. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all 2D and 3D artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit.
The deadline to apply is October 14, 2017.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Winners receive worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://fusionartps.com/artist-spotlight-solo-art-competition/.

Deadline: Sept. 26, 2017 – 3rd Annual “Figures & Faces” Art Competition

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for the 3rd Annual Figures & Faces international online art exhibition.

For this competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best art and photography of the human form – both figures and faces. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational work.

The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of October 2017.

Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Digital Art & Photography”. Best in Show winners receive invitations to participate in Fusion Art’s 3rd annual group exhibition in November 2018.
The deadline to apply is September 26, 2017.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Founded by award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://fusionartps.com/3rd-annual-figures-faces-art-competition-october-2017/.

Deadline: Sept. 20, 2017 – Call for Artists – International Online Photography Competition

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its fourth quarterly online juried art competition. The theme for the competition is “Photography” only.

The gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for a group exhibition on the Fusion Art website. For this open (no theme) competition all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational digital art and photography.

The selected winners of the competition will receive a three-month long online group exhibition beginning October 15, 2017.  Artists will receive extensive worldwide marketing and promotion to make the art world aware of them and their work.
The deadline to apply is September 20, 2017.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Founded by award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Photographers who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://fusionartps.com/photography-quarterly-art-competition-2017/.

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017 – “Paradise” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme:
What is paradise to you? To many, it’s an idyllic state, a place of extreme beauty or happiness, an overwhelmingly lovely place visited on a holiday, a Utopia. It’s different for everyone. How does paradise look to you? How does it feel? Have you created your own? Have you lost it? Seen it, just out of reach? Has your definition of Paradise changed over the years? Is it a place, a taste, a memory, a dream for the future? Share your PARADISE story with words or imagery. (Submissions focusing on religious deities/systems are generally not the focus of ArtAscent. Spiritual/zen/love vibes are welcome.)

| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

| Highlights:
Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

| Call application:
https://ArtAscent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/

Pathways: Blurring the Lines – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Pathways, an exhibition featuring the works of Enrico Ambrosio, Westby and Mercier, Lorena Becerra, Anita Birkenfeld, Hanneke Kempers, Nancy McLean, Iva Milanova, Frédérique Négrié, Alaleh Ostad, Elke Riedel, Rody, Svetlana Sintseva, and Bekir Smolski.

Through a survey of the diverse oeuvres of the aforementioned thirteen artists, Pathways examines how art can blur the lines between fantasy and reality. For example, Enrico Ambrosio’s digital explosions of color and light are contrasted with Nancy Mclean’s dynamically textured, whimsical adaptations of everyday scenes and objects. Meanwhile, Alaleh Ostad reinterprets traditional landscape scenes by transforming them into dynamic, abstract compositions through energetic swirls of oil paint on canvas. The exhibition considers these motifs through a myriad of media, including paintings, sculpture, digital compositions, photography, and multimedia collages. The innovative use of various materials and media by each of the artists in Pathways presents the viewer with the opportunity to overstep the boundary of the real into the ethereal.

Pathways will open on September 26th, with an opening reception on September 28th from 6-8pm, and will remain open until October 17th, 2017.

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 26  – Oct. 17, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_9_26_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Enrico Ambrosio  |  Lorena Becerra  |  Anita Birkenfeld  |  Rody  |  Hanneke Kempers  |  Nancy McLean  |  Iva Milanova  |  Frédérique Négrié  |  Alaleh Ostad  |  Elke Riedel  |  Svetlana Sintseva  |  Bekir Smolski  |  Westby and Mercier

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Image: Westby and Mercier, Let There Be Light, Ink on Canvas, 36” x 48”

Deadline: Sept. 12, 2017 – Call to Artist “Abstract 2017” Exhibit & Grant at Gallery 25N

Call to Artists for Exhibition “Abstract 2017” at Gallery 25N.

Abstract 2017

Deadline: September 12, 2017 (Midnight EST)

See Details

Call to artists for an exhibit. Twenty artists will be selected for a group exhibit at Gallery25N online. The exhibit and all selected artists will be extensively marketed worldwide.

NEW!!!
Curators Art Prize” One of the exhibiting artists will be the recipient of a $500 grant.
See Details

Theme and Selection:
Abstract 2017” – The curators are looking for art of any subject created as abstraction. The artwork must be based on abstraction, where the subject or message is pushed to visual limits of abstraction so that there is little to no representation of the real world (as in nonrepresentational).

Eligibility & Mediums:
This competition is open to all artists and photographers 18 years of age or older. Entries must be created in any still medium, e.g., paint, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, digital, collage, or fiber art.

Deadlines:
Submission Deadline: September 12, 2017 (Midnight EST)
Curator Selection: September 19, 2017
Artist Notification: September 27, 2017
Exhibit Opens: October 6, 2017

Submit Your Art

Breaking with Realism: Meditations on Emotion – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Breaking with Realism, featuring the works of Marco Mendoza, Noelle Kristine, Maciej Marecki, Nancy Landauer, Rina Lazar, Alex Osborne, Sydnei SmithJordan, Joan Criscione, Iftah Geva, Nobuko Saji, Claudia Mayer-Mallenau, Vandana Nittoor, Philippe Thélin, Georges de Groot, Heesu Choi, Patricia Brintle, Marc Tremblay and Herluck Antoine Blémur.

The eighteen artists in this exhibition are each recognized for their own respective practices that offer a refreshing meditation on how variations in color, composition, and texture reflect the complexities of emotion. The exhibition pushes the boundaries of traditional realist painting, sculpture, and photography by juxtaposing imaginative, contemporary portraiture with dynamic, abstract works that recall themes of spirituality, humanity, and the natural world in piercing detail. Furthermore, each artist presents a variety of mediums, including but not limited to oil and acrylic on canvas, pastel, and collage that invite the viewer to contemplate the collective language of the human experience.

Breaking with Realism will open on September 2nd with an opening reception on September 7th from 6-8pm, and will remain open until September 22, 2017.

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 2  – Sept. 22, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_9_2_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Herluck Antoine Blémur  |  Patricia Brintle  |  Heesu Choi  |  Joan Criscione  |  Noelle Kristine  |  Georges de Groot  |  Iftah Geva  |  Nancy Landauer  |  Rina Lazar  |  Maciej Marecki  |  Claudia Mayer-Mallenau  |  Marco Mendoza  |  Vandana Nittoor  |  Alex Osborne  |  Philippe Thélin  |  Nobuko Saji  |  Sydnei SmithJordan  |  Marc Tremblay

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Image: Patricia Brintle, Night Wedding, Acrylic on Canvas, 36”x 48”

Dancing Devils of Yare exhibit – Phoenix, Arizona

September 1 – October 1
Free Opening Reception: First Friday: September 1, 5:30-7pm
Herberger Theater (222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix)

The public is invited to the free opening reception for “Dancing Devils of Yare,” featuring photography by Gina Santi, at the Herberger Theater Center (HTC), located at 222 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix. Meet the artist, and enjoy live music by Oliverio Balcells – Painting with Music and no-host bar.

The Dancing Devils of Yare (Diablos Danzantes de Yare), a religious festival representing the victory of good over evil, has been celebrated in Venezuela since the 18th century. The Sociedades del Santísimo (Societies of the Holiest) are in charge of the celebrations. Various aspects of this tradition were captured in 32 featured photographs.

The artwork is on display and available for purchase through October 1. A portion of each sale benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Gallery hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/Fifth Street) weekdays, after 5pm. Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

Nature Nurtures Us exhibit – Phoenix, Arizona

September 15 – November 9
Free Opening Reception: Third Friday: September 15, 6-8pm

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) will open the second annual Nature Nurtures Us, a two-dimensional exhibit at the Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center, located at 455 N. Third Street, Suite 1200 in Phoenix. The art depicts the visual benefits of our natural world that reduce the stress and mental fatigue of our everyday life. Nature, well-being without side effects.

The public is invited to the free opening reception on Third Friday, September 15, 6-8pm, to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The artwork by Arizona artists is on display and available for purchase through November 9.
Curators: Connie and A O Tucker.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays, after 5pm. Purchase validation at the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

The Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. A portion of the proceeds from each piece sold benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Program.

Deadline: Sept. 26, 2017 – Call for Art – Theme “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 7th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition for the month of September 2017.  The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s October 2017 online group art exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  The “Seascape” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of seascape art.  Seascape subjects would include scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas and any related seashore subjects for this art competition.
The deadline to apply to this art competition is September 26, 2017.

Overall Category winning artists of the “SeaScapes” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity by having their winning art presented on Artsy.net. The LST Artsy.net page will feature the artist’s art, an excerpt of their artists statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.

In addition, the winning artists will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 1000+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing.  Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on Artweek.com. Artweek produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.

Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments.   Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package. Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.  Interested artists should provide their best seascape art now or before the deadline. For further information:   https://www.lightspacetime.art/7th-annual-2017-seascapes-online-art-competition/.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis.  It is the gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.  The art gallery website can be viewed here: https://www.lightspacetime.art.

Deadline: Aug. 27, 2017 – Call for Artists – “Skies” Art Competition

Fusion Art is accepting submissions for the Skies international online art exhibition.

For this competition, artists are encouraged to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The sky is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit.

Fusion Art will host the exhibition on its website during the month of September 2017.

The gallery will award cash prizes in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Digital Art & Photography”. Best in Show winners will receive invitations to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2017.
The deadline to apply is August 27, 2017.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists receive worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://fusionartps.com/skies-art-competition-september-2017/.

Deadline: Sept. 5, 2017 – Call for Art – Online Solo Art Exhibition Opportunity

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their seventh “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition.  This competition will result in an award of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions and the next 8 juried artists will be featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section.

The gallery invites online submission of all 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection for one the Gallery’s monthly solo art exhibitions.  This competition will result in a series of 4 one month solo art exhibitions beginning on September 15, 2017 and continuing through January 14, 2018.  The gallery encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit their best abstract and representational art to this competition.  There is No Theme for this “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.

The top 4 entries will be featured online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of September, October, November and December 2017 and the next 8 juried entries will be featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section.  The deadline to apply to this “Solo Art Series” is September 5, 2017.

The LST Gallery website averages 70,000+ visitors a month with more than 225,000+ page views. Out of those visitors, 80% are new visitors to the website.  Being juried into the Solo Art Exhibition Series should result in an increase in visitor traffic to the artist’s website.

The gallery will also promote and show the 4 winning artist artworks on the Light Space & Time Artsy.net pageArtsy.net averages 2 million visitors a month and 46% of Artsy users who have purchased art via Artsy started out as art enthusiasts rather than preexisting collectors.

Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on artweek.com.  Artweek produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.

The winning images will be seen by an international audience of gallery directors, art collectors and art consultants. The winning entries will be featured on the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website for one month and then remain in the gallery’s Archives for 5 years.

In addition to the above, winning artists being accepted into the “Solo” Art Series will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 1,000+ press release announcements and wide-spread social media marketing and promotion in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s solo art exhibition.  There will also be a video of the winning artist’s artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel.

There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement package.  Winning solo artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard and Press Release for their art portfolio.

Artists provide us with your best representational and non-representational art now or before the deadline. For further information and to apply online here https://www.lightspacetime.art/solo-series/current-solo-competition.

Deadline: Aug. 27, 2017 – Call for Art – “Open” (No Theme) Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for art for the gallery’s 7th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Online Juried Art Competition for the month of August 2017.  The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s September 2017 online group art exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  We suggest they submit their best representational or abstract art on whatever subject matter that they wish.  The deadline to apply to this art competition is August 27, 2017.

Overall Category winning artists of the “Open” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity by having their winning art presented on Artsy.net. The LST Artsy.net page will feature the artist’s art, an excerpt of their artists statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.

In addition, the winning artists will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 1000+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing.  Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments.   Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.  Interested artists should provide their best art now or before the deadline. For further information:   https://www.lightspacetime.art/2017-open-no-theme-online-art-competition/.

Deadline: Sept. 9, 2017 – “Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces an International Call for Artists to Participate in the Fourth Annual “ALL Cityscapes” Art Competition & Exhibition.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 “ALL Cityscapes” Online Art Competition to be held from August 13, 2017 to September 9, 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 September 10th to October 7th, 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 September 25th, 2017.  Entry Fee:  $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images.  Funds in US Dollars.

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Radio Interviews, Inclusion in the Year End Anthology Publication, Extensive Marketing and much more.

To read the complete Prospectus: http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery/september-2017-art-competition-cityscapes

Deadline: Sept. 13, 2017 – The Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition — Opens July 18, 2017

 

Photographers at both the amateur and professional level are invited to enter the Chelsea International Photography Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.

 

This year’s competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and are designed specifically to support our larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists. Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition and receive valuable PR opportunities. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

 

The 2017 Chelsea International Photography Competition will be accepting entries July 18 – September 13, 2017. Results are announced on October 24, 2017, with the competition exhibition scheduled for January 27 – February 7, 2018.

 

Ready to enter for the chance to exhibit in New York?
Visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/photography for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at competition@agora-gallery.com.

 

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition: The Best of 2017 – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to present the 2017 selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Now in its 32nd year, the competition has a rich history of recognizing exciting new talent from all over the world. This year’s participants display a growing social awareness, an eager curiosity of spatial and tonal questions, and outstanding technical skill.

Included are several incisive photographers who document contemporary urban, exurban, and completely wild places with compassion and respect. One selected sculptor gives life to outsized and fantastic shapes. There is a wide range of painting on display, including pieces whose abstraction is so subtle that it verges on something more like stylization. There is also a palpable return to hyperrealism, with several impeccably realized still lifes and portraits that dare the viewer to do a double-take. Among the displayed works is a feeling of rediscovery of the hand-wrought craft of art in an increasingly digital world.

The exhibition opens August 19, 2017 and runs through August 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 19 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: August 19  – August 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, August 19, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/ExhibitionAnnouncement/Chelsea_8_19_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

“KARAK” Bolotbek Karakeev  |  Allen Capriotti  |  Joana Cruz  |  Mario Daniel Quiroga  |  Kristin Dillon  |  Adriana Espinosa Calle  |  Mher Evoyan  |  Ailon Glitzenstein  |  Guy  |  Chie Hirabayashi  |  Emily Jones  |  Michel KIRCH  |  Ian Lee  |  Christina Marie Chavez Banerjee  |  Mauro Masin  |  MENPO  |  Fran Panza  |  José María Peña  |  Donna Pinckley  |  Jiantao Qu  |  Gabriel Schiavina  |  Brian Sesack  |  Keith Thomson  |  Yoong Wah Alex Wong  |  Holly Wilson  |  Rosanne Wolfe  |  M Y Yip  |  Leonard Yang

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Image: Mario Daniel Quiroga, El Dia Despues, Digital on Fine Art Paper, 16” x 20”