Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the current open competitions. 

Juried Competition Rules

Below are the rules for entering any Fusion Art juried competitions. Please read them carefully as you will be required to agree to them, in addition to Fusion Art's Terms of Service & Use and Privacy Policy, prior to submitting. Some competitions guidelines will vary from the below so please read each competition's details carefully before submitting. If you have any questions about the competition or the application process, please feel free to contact us at competitions@fusionartps.com.

Eligibility 

  • All Fusion Art competitions are open to artists worldwide over the age of 18.
  • Entries must follow the competition theme. Artist Spotlight is an open competition with no theme - any subject matter or medium is acceptable, including both 2D and 3D.
  • Work must be the original creation of the artist and completed within the past 5 years.
  • Digital Art that is a derivative work, created from another original artwork, must be significantly different as to constitute a new original work. The gallery reserves the right to request a copy of the original artwork if copyright infringement is suspected.
  • There are no size limitations or any of Fusion Art's competitions.
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale to be entered into the competition.
  • Effective April 2018: All 3D entries now require front, back and side views for it to be considered and properly juried.  There is no additional fee for these additional images.  Please see entry form for instructions.
  • You may submit the same artwork in different competitions, as long as it follows the competition theme, unless it has won previously.
  • You may enter works of art that have won art competition awards in other shows.

Images

  • Image should be in JPG format, 72 dpi, highest compression quality of 12.
  • Image should not exceed 5MB.
  • Image should not contain any frame, mat, or watermark.
  • IMAGE LABELING GUIDELINES: Image should be labeled as Title_FirstName_LastName.jpeg (Example: Untitled_John_Smith.jpg). Do not include special characters such as #,!, * or stray spaces in the file name.  Doing so may prevent the file from uploading.
  • Image should be clear and in focus. Please remember that this image represents your work.
  • Fusion Art may crop or color correct your images in order to enhance the overall presentation and/or for formatting purposes for use on the website, Fusion Art's Artsy gallery, YouTube videos, Fusion Art presentations and marketing materials, and for other areas where your images may appear.

Selection and Awards

  • Best in Show will be awarded to one artist in each category - Traditional, Digital & Photography and 3-Dimensional (if the gallery receives 3D entries).
  • 2nd through 5th Place awards in each category will also be given.
  • The Best in Show winners from the monthly exhibitions will be the "Featured Artists" on the website for the duration of the exhibition. 
  • The top five award winning artists will have their award winning artwork included and prmoted in Fusion Art's gallery on Artsy.net. As of April 2018, Fusion Art is now an Artsy.net gallery partner and now all top winning artists will be promoted through the platform.  The top 5 winners in each category will be invited to include their winning artwork in Fusion Art's Artsy.net galley.
  • Artsy is the largest online database of contemporary art online and receives an average of 2.5 million visitors a month from  160 countries and has become the "go to" place for collectors to find and buy art online.  Artists can only show and sell their art on Artsy.net through an Artsy gallery partner. 
  • Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given.
  • Artist Spotlight winners are awarded a one month solo art exhibition on the website. Please see the Artist Spotlight prospectus for specifics of the awards for the competition.
  • The quarterly competition winners will receive a three-month long group exhibition on the website. Please see the current quarterly competition prospectus for the specific details of the awards for the competition.
  • All Best in Show and Artist Spotlight winners will be invited to show their artwork in the annual show to take place in Palm Springs, California (or another city chosen by Fusion Art), each February. This group show is entirely voluntary and the artist is not required to accept the invitation. The artist is responsible for insurance and shipping of the artwork to and from the exhibition.
  • All award winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • The exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through our extensive and continually growing social media network.
  • Fusion Art's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
  • Links to the artist's website will be listed on the exhibition page and should result in increased traffic to the artist's website.
  • A YouTube video of each exhibition will be created and included on the gallery's YouTube channel.
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW

Entry Fees 

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $20 for 1 image. 
  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images (average of $7 per image).
  •  Artists may enter the  competition more than once if they have more than 5 works they want to be considered.
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of images allowable for the entry fee. All images entered are not guaranteed to be accepted.
  • Payment is required through Submittable at the time of entry.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. 

Submission Deadline

Please refer to the Fusion Art website and/or the submission guidelines for each month's competition submission deadline.

Artist Statement/Bio

It is required that the artist provide a short Bio or Artist Statement (500 Word Limit), written in the third person. This is your opportunity to tell us a little bit about yourself, including your artistic training, inspiration, media choice, any special techniques used or anything that you might like people to know about you and your art. If you have a website, please include your website URL and/or email address so we can refer collectors and buyers to you. Please note that any bios that exceed the word limit will be edited. 

For Artist Spotlight a Bio or Artist statement will be included in the overall evaluation of the artist's entry and artists who neglect to include a Bio or Artist statement will automatically be disqualified.  Entry fees are not refundable even if an artist is disqualified for any reason. Although only one is required, it is strongly recommended an artist include both a bio and artist statement and excepts from either one may be included in the official press release or article announcing the exhibition.

Sales

Fusion Art does not engage directly in selling the artwork featured in any of its online exhibitions on the Fusion Art website.  Fusion Art does not represent artists in the online exhibitions on its website. All inquiries from potential buyers who see the artwork on the Fusion Art website will be directed to the artist for negotiation.  

Sales that originate through Fusion Art's Artsy.net online gallery will be subject to a separate agreement between Fusion Art and the artists. The artwork does not need to be for sale to be included in Fusion Art's Arsty gallery.  The top 5 winning artists in each category will receive the pertinent information regarding this award when they receive the email informing them they have won.

In addition, each year Fusion Art will host an annual group show in Palm Springs, or another city chosen by the gallery, that includes all the Best in Show and Artist Spotlight winners from the previous twelve months of online exhibitions. For sales that occur during the annual group show, Fusion Art will take the standard industry 50% commission on any sale.

Email Subscription

 By submitting artwork to Fusion Art, the Artists understand and agree that they are “opting in” and will be placed on our email list and will receive future email announcements and email notices from us. If you want to be removed from this email list, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email and we will remove you immediately from all future emails.

Policies

Artists who submit an entry and images to Fusion Art must agree to the terms and conditions of this prospectus. In addition to the criteria mentioned in the previous sections, the following policies apply:

  • Submissions received after the posted deadline will not be considered.
  • Once a submission is made, no  image substitutions may be made. Additional entries can be submitted by returning to Submittable and entering the competition again.
  • All work must remain in the  online exhibition for the entire duration of the exhibition. No early withdrawals will be permitted.
  • Fusion Art reserves the right to cancel an exhibition, extend deadlines, or change exhibition dates. In the event of an exhibition cancellation, entry fees that have been paid      will be refunded.
  • By submitting work to be  considered for the exhibition, artists grant Fusion Art a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce the images of their artwork on our website, in the marketing of any art competitions including, but not limited to, on the gallery’s social media network outlets, and to advertise the annual group exhibition that will take place in Palm Springs, CA (or other city chosen by Fusion Art) each February. Fusion Art is granted usage of the chosen artwork, for display, marketing and promotional purposes for that      art exhibition and for any future Fusion Art themed art competitions and exhibitions - either online or in the annual group show.  
  • The artist agrees that Fusion  Art can maintain an archive of the chosen artwork for posterity as part of  a historical site record of past exhibitions. 
  • Artists should read the website's Terms of Service & Use page. By entering into any art      competition conducted by Fusion Art, the artist is automatically agreeing to the Terms of Service & Use, Privacy Policy and the Competition Rules.

These rules may be updated from time to time so please be sure to read them before you agree to them. 

*Updated June 10, 2018* 

Ends on August 27, 2018$20.00 - 35.00
$20.00 - 35.00



 

https://fusionartps.com/wp-content/uploads/3rd-Artist-Choice-Competition-Button-300x300.jpg

   
 

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

Fusion Art invites submissions for its 3rd Annual Waterscapes online juried art exhibition for the month of September 2018.    

For  this competition both 2D and 3D artists are encouraged to share  their best work depicting Waterscapes. The theme  includes any art or photography which depicts any type of body of water  including the ocean, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, etc. The theme  includes coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, beaches,  and any related seashore or lakeside subjects. It can also include rain,  puddles and frozen waterscapes. 

The  artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and can be  any subject matter and any of the accepted media. All artists and  photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to  submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational waterscapes art and photography.

All  competitions include awards in three categories -  "Traditional" Art, "Digital & Photography" and 3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will be invited to  Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019.

The top five award winning artists in each catetory will have their award winning artwork included in Fusion Art's gallery on Artsy.net. Artsy is the largest  online database of contemporary art online and receives an average of  2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has become the "go  to" place for collectors to find and buy art online.  

Depending  on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable  Mention awards may also be given. Please see  further information below under the Awards section.

The exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted  extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net  gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email  marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art  professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites  including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through  our extensive and continually growing social media network.

Artweek.com  has 40,000+ newsletter subscribers and almost 300,000 website visitors  per month, Art.Base.co has over 10,000 newsletter subscribers and in  excess of 35,000 unique monthly visitors, the Art Guide is one of the  most online referenced resources for art events locally, nationally and  internationally, and ARTFIXdaily is the industry leader in curated news  from the Art World.

Dates and Deadlines (all deadlines are Pacific Standard Time)
 

  • Call fo Artists Announced July 12, 2018
  • Deadline for Entries:  August 27, 2018
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  September 1, 2018
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  September 30, 2018 (remains on website under "Archived Exhibitions” for 3 years)

  Acceptable Mediums & Sizes
 

  • "Traditional"  is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks,  pencil, printmaking, encaustic, relief, and mixed media.
  • "Photography  & Digital" is open to the following mediums: analog photography,  digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital painting, digital  manipulations, digital collage, photopainting, vector drawing, digital  mixed media (integrated art). Digital Art that is a derivative work,  created from another original artwork, must be significantly different  as to constitute a new original work. The gallery reserves the right to request a copy of the original artwork if copyright infringement is  suspected.
  • "3-Dimensional"  Art is open to the following media: relief, pottery, sculpture,  installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal,  paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, or any other  material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art.  All  3D entries now require front, back and side views for it to be  considered and properly juried.  There is no additional fee for these  additional images.  Please see entry form for instructions.
  • There are no size limitations on the artwork.
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale to be entered into the competition.  

  Entry Fees
 

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $20 for 1 image.
  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images.
  • Artists may enter the competition more than once if they have more than 5 works they want to be considered.
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of images allowable for the entry fee. All images entered are not guaranteed to be accepted.
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as Title_FirstName_LastName.jpeg. Example: Untitled_John_Smith.jpg.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

  Awards
 

  • Best  in Show will be awarded to one artist in each category - Traditional,  Digital & Photography and 3-Dimensional (if the gallery receives 3D  entries).
  • 2nd through 5th Place awards in each category will also be given.
  • The  Best in Show winners will be the "Featured Artists" on the website for  the duration of the exhibition. The Best in Show winners will also  receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art's 3rd annual group  show in February 2019.
  • The  top five award winners in each category will have their award winning artwork included in Fusion Art's gallery on Artsy.net. Artsy is the largest  online database of contemporary art online and receives an average of  2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has become the "go  to" place for collectors to find and buy art online.
  • Depending  on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable  Mention awards may also be given.
  • All  award winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event  announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • The  exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted  extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net  gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email  marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art  professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites  including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through  our extensive and continually growing social media network.
  • A video of the group exhibition will be created and available on the website and Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • Links  to the artist's website will be listed on the exhibition page and  should result in increased traffic to the artist's website.
  • Fusion Art's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
  • All  inquiries from potential buyers who see the artwork on the Fusion Art  website will be directed to the artist for negotiation.  Sales that  originate through Fusion Art's Artsy.net online gallery will be subject  to a separate agreement between Fusion Art and the artists. The artwork  does not need to be for sale to be included in Fusion Art's Arsty  gallery.  The top 5 winning artists in each category will receive the  pertinent information regarding this award when they receive the email  informing them they have won.

   “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Fusion  Art invites submissions for its 8th international quarterly group  online exhibition - Into the Wild

For this art competition, 2D and 3D  artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best work depicting wildlife. The wildlife theme includes any undomesticated animal species including any wild mammal, wild fish, wild bird or wild reptile. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best  representational or abstract wildlife art and photography.

A three-month group online exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website starting October 15, 2018 through January 14, 2019. 

Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given in each category (Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography, and 3-Dimensional Art). The Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019.  The top five artists in each category will have their award winning artwork included and promoted in Fusion Art's gallery on Artsy.net.  Artsy is the largest online database of contemporary art online and receives an average of 2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has become the "go to" place for collectors to find and buy art online. 

In addition, the gallery will award  Honorable Mention in each category. The number of Honorable Mention  awards will depend on the number and quality of the entries received. 

The exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through our extensive and continually growing social media network.

Artweek.com has 40,000+ newsletter subscribers and almost 300,000 website visitors per month, Art.Base.co has over 10,000 newsletter subscribers and in excess of 35,000 unique monthly visitors, the Art Guide is one of the most online referenced resources for art events locally, nationally and internationally, and ARTFIXdaily is the industry leader in curated news from the Art World.


Dates and Deadlines (all deadlines are Pacific Standard Time)

  • Call for Artists Announced: July 20, 2018
  • Deadline for Entries:  September 22, 2018
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  October 15, 2018
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  January 14, 2019 (remains on website under "Archived Exhibitions” for 3 years)

Entry Fees

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $20 for 1 image.
  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images.
  • Artists may enter the competition more than once if they have more than 5 works they want to be considered.
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of images  allowable for the entry fee. All images entered are not guaranteed to be accepted.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes

  • "Traditional" is open to the following 2D media:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, and mixed media.
  • "Photography & Digital" is open to the following media: analog  photography, digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital  painting, digital manipulations, digital collage, photopainting, vector  drawing, digital mixed media (integrated art).
  • "3-Dimensional" Art is acceptable in this competition and is open to  the following media: relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic,  and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone,  fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, or any other material which can be  used to create 3-dimensional art.
  • There are no size limitations on the artwork submitted.

Awards

  • Best  in Show will be awarded to one artist in each category - Traditional,  Digital & Photography and 3-Dimensional (if the gallery receives 3D  entries).
  • 2nd through 5th Place awards in each category will also be given.
  • Best  in Show winners will receive an invitation to the 3rd annual group show  in Palm Springs in February 2019.
  • The top five award winning artists will have their award winning artwork included in Fusion Art's gallery on Artsy.net. Artsy  is the largest online database of contemporary art online and receives  an average of 2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has  become the "go to" place for collectors to find and buy art online.
  • Depending  on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable  Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given.
  • All  award winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event  announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • The  exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted  extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net  gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email  marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art  professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites  including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through  our extensive and continually growing social media network.
  • A video of the group exhibition will be created and available on the website and Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • Links  to the artist's website will be listed on the exhibition page and  should result in increased traffic to the artist's website.
  • Fusion Art's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
  • All  inquiries from potential buyers who see the artwork on the Fusion Art  website will be directed to the artist for negotiation.  Sales that  originate through Fusion Art's Artsy.net online gallery will be subject  to a separate agreement between Fusion Art and the artists. The artwork  does not need to be for sale to be included in Fusion Art's Arsty  gallery.  The top 5 winning artists in each category will receive the  pertinent information regarding this award when they receive the email  informing them they have won.

Fusion Art is very pleased to announce the opening of the 5th Artist Spotlight solo art competition. 

The gallery created this monthly solo art exhibition series as an outlet for emerging, mid-level and, even, professional artists to gain more worldwide online exposure. 

The art world has changed in the last decade. With the introduction of Facebook in 2004, Twitter in 2006, and Instagram in 2010, the way artists and their collectors/buyers find each other has changed. Through online and social media exposure, artists and collectors who may have never found each other previously, can find, buy and sell art to each other.

The Artist Spotlight Series is designed to to assist artists gain exposure through the promotion of solo art exhibitions on the Fusion Art website, through online press releases and articles, and social media promotion. Artist Spotlight will highlight individual artists who have an overall body of work to showcase.  

Each month, Fusion Art selects one traditional artist, one digital & photography artist and one 3-dimensional artist (if the gallery has received 3-dimensional entries) to promote by providing the artists with individual solo art exhibitions. To qualify for Artist Spotlight artists must have a cohesive body of work to showcase with a minimum of five and a maximum of twenty pieces of art. 

The Artist Spotlight competition is an open competition. There is no theme and any subject matter and any media are acceptable. Artist Spotlight is a more competitive environment than our monthly and quarterly themed competitions.  While the overall quality, originality, creativity, composition and presentation of an artist’s work is always an important consideration in all Fusion Art’s competition, Artist Spotlight is designed to highlight those artists who have a cohesive, quality, body of work to showcase. The artwork included in the Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition does not need to be for sale.

In addition to the evaluation of the artwork the artist must submit an artist’s biography and/or artist’s statement. A well-written biography and/or artist’s statement is required for the Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibition Series.  

A listing of exhibitions the artist has participated in does not constitute a biography or artist’s statement. Although only one is required it is strongly recommended that an artist submit both. A well-written artist biography and statement are essential for artists.  

Artsy.net has written an exceptional article on how to write an artist biography. Art Career Coach, Renee Phillips, has also written two very helpful articles with recommendations for how to write an effective biography and mistakes to avoid when doing so.Please refer to the links below for assistance with writing a biography:  

https://www.artsy.net/article/elena-soboleva-what-we-learned-from-writing-7-000-artist-bios 

https://renee-phillips.com/how-to-write-the-artists-biography/ 

http://renee-phillips.com/mistakes-to-avoid-when-writing-your-artists-biography/ 

For suggestions and assistance with writing an effective artist’s statement, please refer to the link below from ArtBusiness.com:  

http://www.artbusiness.com/artstate.html 

These suggested resources are only suggestions for formats to follow. Fusion Art is not advocating that artists need to hire someone to write their bios and artist’s statements for them. An artist does not have to be an accomplished writer to create a well-written biography and artist’s statement. But please note that the artist’s statement and/or biography will be part of the overall evaluation of an artist’s entry for Artist Spotlight and excerpts from either one may be included in the official press release announcing the artist’s solo art exhibition.

The 5th Artist Spotlight competition opens July 15, 2018 and will close on September 3, 2018. Nine winners will be selected and notified of their acceptance as an Artist Spotlight winner by September 10, 2018. This round of Artist Spotlight exhibitions will open on October 1, 2018 and continue for three months.

The selected winning artists will be given the opportunity to submit additional works for inclusion in their solo art exhibition up to a maximum of 15 additional images. The artists will have one week from the time they are notified they have been selected for Artist Spotlight to submit the images - otherwise only the works included in the submission will be included in the exhibition.  There will be no exceptions or late additional works allowed.  All submitted images are not guaranteed to be included in the Artist Spotlight solo exhibition.

Dates and Deadlines 

  • Call for Artists Announced: July 15, 2018
  • Deadline for Entries:  September 3, 2018 
  • Opening of the first 3 Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibitions:  October 1, 2018
  • Opening of the second 3 Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibitions:  November 1, 2018
  • Opening of the third 3 Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibitions:  Janaury 1, 2019
  • Like all the online exhibitions – once the solo exhibition closes it will be archived on the site under Archived Exhibitions for 3 years.

Entry Fees 

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images.  
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of images allowable for the entry fee so as to show they have an overall cohesive body of work available for a solo exhibition. 
  • Once selected as a winner the Artist Spotlight  winning artists will be allowed to submit additional images (up to a  maximum of 15 additional images) to include in the solo exhibition for no additional fee. All submitted images are not guaranteed to be included in the Artist Spotlight solo art exhibition. The artwork included in the Artist Spotlight solo art exhibition does not need to be for sale.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes 

  • "Traditional" is open to the following 2D media:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, printmaking, encaustic, and mixed media.
  • "Photography & Digital" is open to the following media: analog photography, digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital painting, digital manipulations, digital collage, photopainting, vector drawing, digital mixed media (integrated art).  Digital Art that is a derivative work, created from another original artwork, must be significantly different as to constitute a new original work. 
  • "3-Dimensional" Art is acceptable in this competition and is open to the following media: relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art.
  • As this is exclusively an online exhibition there are no size limitations on the artwork submitted.
  • Artwork that has previously been entered into or won an award in a Fusion Art competition may be entered into Artist Spotlight

Awards

  • Artists will receive a one month solo art exhibition on the Fusion Art website.
  • Artist Spotlight winning artists will receive an invitation to the annual group show, which will now be held in February of each year. The artist will be able to select one artwork from the solo exhibition  to participate in the group show. 
  • Artist Spotlight Winners will be invited to include up to 5 pieces of their artwork (included in the solo exhibition) included in and promoted through Fusion Art's new Artsy.net gallery.  Fusion Art is now an Artsy.net gallery partner.  Artsy  is the largest online database of contemporary art online and receives  an average of 2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has become the "go to" place for collectors to find and buy art online. 
  • Artists will receive a digital award certificate, event announcement postcard and a copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • A video of the Artist’s exhibition will be created and available on Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • The artists and the solo art exhibition will be marketed and promoted  extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net  gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email  marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art  professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites  including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through  our extensive and continually growing social media network. Artweek.com,  alone, has 30,000 newsletter subscribers and almost 300,000 website visitors per month, Art.Base.co has over 10,000 newsletter subscribers and in  excess of 35,000 unique monthly visitors, the Art Guide is one of the  most online referenced resources for art events locally, nationally and  internationally,  and ARTFIXdaily is the industry leader in curated  news from the Art World.
  • Links to the artist's website will be listed on the exhibition page and should result in increased traffic to the artist's website.
  • Fusion Art's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
  • All  inquiries from potential buyers who see the artwork on the Fusion Art  website will be directed to the artist for negotiation.  Sales that  originate through Fusion Art's Artsy.net online gallery will be subject  to a separate agreement between Fusion Art and the artists. The artwork  does not need to be for sale to be included in Fusion Art's Arsty  gallery.  The top 5 winning artists in each category will receive the  pertinent information regarding this award when they receive the email  informing them they have won.

 

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." ~Edgar Degas  
 

Fusion  Art invites submissions for the 4th Annual Colorful Abstractions art  competition for an online exhibition during the month of October 2018.

For  this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to  submit their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. All artists,  regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their  best abstract art and photography.  Black and white are acceptable  colors for the “colorful abstraction” theme.

All  competitions include awards in three categories -  "Traditional" Art, "Digital & Photography" and 3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will be invited to  Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019.
The top five award winning artists in each catetory will have their award winning artwork included in Fusion Art's gallery on Artsy.net. Artsy is the largest  online database of contemporary art online and receives an average of  2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has become the "go  to" place for collectors to find and buy art online.  
Depending  on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable  Mention awards may also be given. Please see  further information below under the Awards section.
The exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted  extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net  gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email  marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art  professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites  including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through  our extensive and continually growing social media network.
Artweek.com  has 40,000+ newsletter subscribers and almost 300,000 website visitors  per month, Art.Base.co has over 10,000 newsletter subscribers and in  excess of 35,000 unique monthly visitors, the Art Guide is one of the  most online referenced resources for art events locally, nationally and  internationally, and ARTFIXdaily is the industry leader in curated news  from the Art World.

Dates and Deadlines (all deadlines are Pacific Standard Time)

 

  • Call fo Artists Announced August 12, 2018
  • Deadline for Entries:  September 27, 2018
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  October 1, 2018
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  October 31, 2018 (remains on website under "Archived Exhibitions” for 3 years)

  Acceptable Mediums & Sizes

 

  • "Traditional"  is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks,  pencil, printmaking, encaustic, relief, and mixed media.
  • "Photography  & Digital" is open to the following mediums: analog photography,  digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital painting, digital  manipulations, digital collage, photopainting, vector drawing, digital  mixed media (integrated art). Digital Art that is a derivative work,  created from another original artwork, must be significantly different  as to constitute a new original work. The gallery reserves the right to request a copy of the original artwork if copyright infringement is  suspected.
  • "3-Dimensional"  Art is open to the following media: relief, pottery, sculpture,  installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal,  paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, or any other  material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art.  All  3D entries now require front, back and side views for it to be  considered and properly juried.  There is no additional fee for these  additional images.  Please see entry form for instructions.
  • There are no size limitations on the artwork.
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale to be entered into the competition.  

  Entry Fees

 

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $20 for 1 image.
  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images.
  • Artists may enter the competition more than once if they have more than 5 works they want to be considered.
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of images allowable for the entry fee. All images entered are not guaranteed to be accepted.
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as Title_FirstName_LastName.jpeg. Example: Untitled_John_Smith.jpg.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

  Awards

 

  • Best  in Show will be awarded to one artist in each category - Traditional,  Digital & Photography and 3-Dimensional (if the gallery receives 3D  entries).
  • 2nd through 5th Place awards in each category will also be given.
  • The  Best in Show winners will be the "Featured Artists" on the website for  the duration of the exhibition. The Best in Show winners will also  receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art's 3rd annual group  show in February 2019.
  • The  top five award winners in each category will have their award winning artwork included in Fusion Art's gallery on Artsy.net. Artsy is the largest  online database of contemporary art online and receives an average of  2.5 million visitors a month from 160 countries and has become the "go  to" place for collectors to find and buy art online.
  • Depending  on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable  Mention awards may also be given.
  • All  award winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event  announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • The  exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted  extensively through the gallery's website, in Fusion Art's Artsy.net  gallery, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email  marketing campaigns to over 2000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art  professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites  including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through  our extensive and continually growing social media network.
  • A video of the group exhibition will be created and available on the website and Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • Links  to the artist's website will be listed on the exhibition page and  should result in increased traffic to the artist's website.
  • Fusion Art's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
  • All  inquiries from potential buyers who see the artwork on the Fusion Art  website will be directed to the artist for negotiation.  Sales that  originate through Fusion Art's Artsy.net online gallery will be subject  to a separate agreement between Fusion Art and the artists. The artwork  does not need to be for sale to be included in Fusion Art's Arsty  gallery.  The top 5 winning artists in each category will receive the  pertinent information regarding this award when they receive the email  informing them they have won.


Fusion Art