Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Art Prizes for May

Holmes Acquisitive Art Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Birdlife, The William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, R & M McGivern Prize, The Lumen Prize Exhibition, Premio Arte Roma, The International Art Contest

Holmes Acquisitive Art Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art

In its second year, the Holmes Acquisitive Art Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art showcases Australia’s best realistic bird art artists working in any two-dimensional medium and depicting a realistic Australian birdlife scene. Up to forty finalists will be included in an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, with a major prize of $10,000. The winning artwork will be acquired into the collection of Dr Gary Holmes.
Entries close: Saturday 27 August 2016
Finalists announced: Friday 16 September 2016

The William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation. The Bowness Photography Prize has quickly become Australia's most coveted photography prize. It is also one of the country's most open prizes for photography. In the past, finalists have included established and emerging photographers, art and commercial photographers. All film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals is accepted. There are no thematic restrictions.
Entries close 5 pm Wednesday 1 June
Finalists announced Monday 4 July

R & M McGivern Prize

The R & M McGivern Prize was established by the will of the late Muriel Evelyn McGivern and is a legacy of Muriel’s support of the arts in Maroondah. In accordance with the will, the prize is awarded by the Perpetual Trustee Company every three years, for the painting which is the most worthy.

The $25,000 prize is awarded every three years for an outstanding, original art work in the medium of oil or watercolour painting — with the 2016 theme being Text.

Tuesday 31 May
Entries close at 11.55pm AEST. Digital images of artworks, completed application forms and all relevant attachments must be received by or on this date.

The Lumen Prize Exhibition

The Lumen Prize Exhibition is an annual award for digitally created fine art. It is an international award and global exhibition that celebrates the very best art created digitally.

The Lumen Prize Exhibition is a non-profit organisation. All proceeds after cost go to our partner charity, Peace Direct. Peace Direct helps support local peace builders working in their own communities.

We are looking for digital fine art of exceptional merit,the work submitted must be predominantly digital in its creation. We welcome both still images, interactive works and time based/moving image works.

Winner of Lumen Gold - US$3,000
Moving Image - $1,000
Still Image - $1,000
Venue: The exhibition  shows in  London, Shanghai, New York City and Caerphilly Castle Wales.

Premio Arte Roma

All the artists who are interested in participating in PREMIO ARTE ROMA, which will take place from 16 September to 30 October 2016 in the prestigious location of the Stadium of Domitian, in the heart of Rome's Piazza Navona, - in conjunction with the collateral exhibition SPIRITO DI ROMA - The Pop Italian Art in the School of Piazza del Popolo, can apply online by uploading their works.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE To participate is very simple: you must register online by uploading your works only ONLINE going in the SIGN UP section on our website: www.premioarteroma.it/en . All artists without any distinction of age and nationality can participate to the contest. Each artist can submit up to 5 works pertaining to different artistic and visual disciplines: Painting, Sculpture and Installation, Drawing and Graphics, Photography, Video and Digital Art.

The International Art Contest

Established in 1998, the International Art Contest caters for the categories of Realism, Modern Art, Mixed Media (Sculpture) and Digital Art.

The aim of the contest is to provide an introduction to active artists, create interaction between artists worldwide and offer a window to what is going on in the world of art today. An important condition of entry is that the artwork nominated must be from a mature, preferably professional artist and provide career reference. Unlike a juried competition, the artists decide the winners. Consequently, most consider that being awarded First Prize by one’s peers as the greatest achievement of all.

Entry is free and open to all mature professional artists. Proof of history is required by nominating a website that displays the artist’s work online.

Entries close each year on 14th July. The exhibit is shown online between August 1st and December 31st each. Winners are announced in the new year. All exhibits are archived to provide student and career reference.


Realism - includes paintings portraying the subject as seen
Modern - includes all paintings from expressionism etc to abstract
Mixed - includes artworks such as assemblage and sculpture
Digital - is all art produced or retouched with the use of a computer

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