Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the current open competitions and the new Featured Artist Membership Application.  

The Featured Artist Membership Application rules and eligibility are different from the below juried competition rules. Please find the membership application rules HERE.

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 info@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.   Entry fees are not refundable. 
  • Although nude art is acceptable in Fusion Art art competitions, it must be in good taste. Graphic erotic art and art that depicts graphic sexual violence is not acceptable.  Acceptance into Fusion Art exhibitions is not guaranteed and is solely at the discretion of the gallery. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • 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.
  • All 3D entries 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 3MB.
  • Image should not contain any frame, mat, or watermark.
  • IMAGE LABELING GUIDELINES: Image should be labeled as FirstName_Lastname_Title.jpeg (Example: John_Smith_Untitled.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. 
  • 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 year. 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 hundreds of online press release announcements, email marketing campaigns to over 7,000 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.
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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 inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.
  • 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 (250 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.  

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 January 1, 2022* 

Fusion Art invites submissions for its 21st Quarterly Art Competition – the 3rd Annual Still Life Online Art Competition.

For  this art competition, 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are encouraged to  submit their best work depicting an arrangement of everyday inanimate  objects.  The still life works can be traditional or contemporary in  nature, with the content exhibiting everyday objects which are natural  (e.g., food, flowers, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or which are  manufactured (e.g., bottles, glasses, pottery, books, jewelry, coins,  pipes, etc.).

The  subjects of the art can range from a single object to a complex  arrangement of objects. 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 art and  photography.

Here is a link to the 2nd Still Life Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past.

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 receive a one-year  complimentary membership to Fusion Art's Featured Artist Members  Gallery, as long as they meet the eligibility listed HERE. In addition, Best in Show winners receive an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, NM in 2023.
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 deadline to enter this competition is June 5, 2022.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes 

  • "Traditional"  is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks,  pencil, printmaking, encaustic, fabric, collage 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 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.  
  • IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as FirstName_LastName_Title.jpeg. Example: John_Smith_Untitled.jpg.


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 entry). 
  • 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.
  • Entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE


For information on the awards given for this competition, please see the main prospectus HERE.

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Cityscapes art competition for an online exhibition during the month of June 2022.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting cityscapes. The theme includes any art which depict cities, towns, urban scenes and/or any related metropolitan subjects. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract cityscapesart and photography.

Here is a link to the 6th Annual Cityscapes Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past.

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 receive a cash prize and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in 2023. In lieu of the cash prize, Best in Show winners can to choose a complimentary one-year membership to our Fusion Artist’s Members Gallery, as long as they meet the eligibility listed HERE.

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 deadline to enter this competition is June 1, 2022.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes 

  • "Traditional"  is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks,  pencil, printmaking, encaustic, fabric, collage 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 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.  
  • IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as FirstName_LastName_Title.jpeg. Example: John_Smith_Untitled.jpg.


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 entry). 
  • 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.
  • Entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

For information on the awards given for this competition, please see the main prospectus HERE.

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 4th Annual Lines, Shapes & Objectsart competition for an online exhibition during the month of July 2022.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting lines, shapes & objects. Lines & shapes are two of the seven elements of art. And together they allow artists to create objects. How these elements are used affects the composition and overall outcome of an artwork.

The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or abstract Lines, Shapes & Objects art and photography.

Here is a link to the 3nd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past. 

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 receive a cash prize and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in 2023. In lieu of the cash prize, Best in Show winners can to choose a complimentary one-year membership to our Fusion Artist’s Members Gallery, as long as they meet the eligibility listed HERE.

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 deadline to enter this competition is July 4, 2022.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes 

  • "Traditional"  is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks,  pencil, printmaking, encaustic, fabric, collage 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 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.  
  • IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as FirstName_LastName_Title.jpeg. Example: John_Smith_Untitled.jpg.


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 entry). 
  • 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.
  • Entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

For information on the awards given for this competition, please see the main prospectus HERE.

Fusion Art is thrilled to announce a new Featured Artist Membership program.

This new non-exclusive, curated Featured Artist Membership will give artists an opportunity to receive ongoing promotion all year long.

The goal of this new Fusion Artist Membership is to provide even more promotion opportunities for emerging, mid-career and professional artists.

Application Fee:
 

  • There is a $45 application fee, which will be applied to the first year’s membership fee if accepted.
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of images allowable for the application fee so as to show they have an overall cohesive body of work. 
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • Application fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.
  • If artists do not follow the application rules, for example they do not have a qualified website to jury, but still apply, the entire $45 application fee is not refundable. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • Entrance does not guarantee acceptance.

For full application rules, eligibility, jury selection and benefits for Artists, please visit the Fusion Featured Artist Membership page HERE.

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