Sedona Art Prize International Online Painting Contest
Sedona Arts Center
Entry Deadline: Apr. 30, 2017
The Sedona Art Prize is an international online painting competition and exhibition open to painters world wide over 18 years of age. It is a collaboration and partnership between The Sedona Arts Center and Gateway To Sedona (GatewayToSedona.com) for the purpose of promoting artists and their work while helping the Sedona Arts Center support ongoing projects. In addition to monthly and year-end cash prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also be offered the opportunity for a 2 week artist residency in Sedona, Arizona through the Sedona Arts Center (to be completed in 2018).
Monthly competitions include the selection of 12 Finalists with ONE Best in Show (who receives $200 cash in the following month) and an Artists Choice Award of $100 cash. All12 finalist paintings are selected by a different monthly judge who is an accomplished art professional and announced/ posted online by the 20th of the following month. At the conclusion of the 12 months, the Grand Prize and additional Cash Prize Winners are announced from the pool of 144 finalists selected in previous months. Year end cash prizes: $5000 first prize, $1000 second prize, $750 third prize.
Judges are art professionals (working artists, gallery owners, museum curators) selected and announced each month. Both representational and non-representational paintings may enter and compete; judges selected have knowledge of all styles of painting.
$200.00 USD CASH TO BEST IN SHOW;
$100 CASH TO ARTISTS CHOICE AWARD
Gold-leaf Certificate mailed to selected 12 Monthly Finalists
GRAND PRIZE $5,000.00 USD cash, plus opportunity for an exhibit and two-week artist residency at the renowned Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona.
SECOND PRIZE $1,000.00 USD CASH
THIRD PRIZE $750.00 USD CASH
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit http://www.SedonaArtPrize.com and click the “Register” link top of page. One-time registration is $25, good for all months of the competition. Following registration, artists may log in and enter one or more paintings throughout the remaining months of the competition. Each painting is $10 additional and receives its own, stand-alone promotional page with link to artist’s website, description, artist profile, and optional video inclusion.
PROMOTION AND SALE OF PAINTINGS:
Sedona Art Prize Painting Contest also enables artists to promote and sell their art from the website (paintings stay online for the duration of the competition and well beyond) and the artist keeps 100% of any sale of their work. Every painting is posted in multiple social media channels with increasing views by new visitors daily. Artists also have the option of “Exhibition Only” and enter paintings for display and sale while opting out of the monthly competition — value is promotional, with multiple social media posts and links to artist’s website.