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”