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Juried Competition Rules

Below are the rules for entering any Fusion Art Juried Competition. 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. Each monthly competition will have a different theme so be sure you are entering the right competition before you submit. Some competitions guidelines will vary from the below, including Artist Spotlight, 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
  • Open to artists worldwide.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Entries must follow the competition theme.
  • Work must be the original creation of the artist and completed within the past 5 years.
  • Mediums and size limitations vary per competition. Please see each competition’s specific guidelines for details.
  • You may submit the same artwork in different competitions, as long as it follows the competition theme, unless it has won previously. Artwork that has previously been entered into a Fusion Art competition may be entered into Artist Spotlight.
  • You may enter works of art that have won art competition awards in other shows.
  • For the monthly competitions all Best in Show winners will be invited to show his/her artwork in the annual show to take place in Palm Springs, California, (or other city chosen by Fusion Art) each November. This group show is entirely voluntary and the artist is not required to accept the invitation. However, if the artist does accept the invitation the artist agrees to send the artwork (or if the artwork has been sold, have the collector send the artwork) for the exhibition.  Although highly encouraged, the artist does not have to be present at the annual group show. The artist is responsible for insurance and shipping of the artwork to and from the annual group exhibition.

 Images

  • Image should not exceed 1MB.
  • Image should be in jpeg format, 96 dpi.
  • Image should not contain any frame, mat, or watermark.
  • NEW IMAGE LABELING:  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 in the slide show, image gallery, YouTube videos, Fusion Art presentations and marketing materials, and for other areas of the website where your images may appear.

 Selection and Awards

  • Selections will be made by Fusion Art Owner and Artist, Chris Hoffman, and/or invited guest jurors who are prominent in the art world, including other artists and art professionals.
  • Artwork will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, interpretation, quality, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of your chosen medium.
  • All selected images will appear in our online exhibition for the duration of the exhibition, which will vary. Please see each individual competition for the duration of the exhibition. Then closed exhibitions will be archived on the site. 
  • The submission of entries/images does not guarantee you will be selected for participation in the online exhibition
  • The Best in Show winners of the monthly themed exhibitions will be the "Featured Artists" on the website for the duration of the exhibition. The Best in Show winners will also be invited to participate in Fusion Art's annual show in Palm Springs, CA (or other city chosen by Fusion Art)  in November of each year, which will feature the Best in Show winners from the previous 12 months of online monthly themed exhibitions.
  • Award winners and every artist whose artwork is chosen for that month’s art exhibition will be notified by email by the opening of the online exhibition. 
  • Cash awards will be paid through PayPal within 20 days of the notification of winning.
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW

Entry Fees

  • A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images. 
  • Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $10 each. 
  • No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted per entry. An artist may enter the competition more than once.
  • Please ensure you are choosing the correct entry fee for the number of images you are entering.
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • Entry fees are NOT refundable.
  • Certain special and quarterly competitions, including Artist Spotlight, will have entry fees that differ from the above so please see each competition's specific guidelines for details.

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 now required that the artist provide a short Bio or Artist Statement (1000 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, 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. Please note that any statements/bios that exceed the word limit or are poorly written 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 be disqualified.  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.  Fusion Art does not represent the artists selected in the online competitions. All purchase inquiries from the online art exhibitions are directed to the artist for negotiation with the collector/buyer.

While Fusion Art does not collect a commission from sales initiated from the website’s 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 November. 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 Palm Springs gallery. Usage of the image(s) is limited to any Fusion Art publicity including, but not limited to, ads, marketing materials, press releases, event presentations, articles, compilation slide shows and videos, brochures, catalogs, posters, event mailers, and for use on the Fusion Art website and in the gallery.
  • 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. This archive will be available only on the Fusion Art website. Fusion Art will provide credit for each image with their Artist Name, Title and the Artist Email/Website, if applicable. The artist shall retain all copyrights of any images that are submitted to Fusion Art.
  • No resale or exchange of images will occur by Fusion Art and no images may be copied or downloaded from the Fusion Art website. Fusion Art does not claim ownership of the artwork you submit for consideration. All images attached to the Fusion Art website are the property of the respective artist and the artist retains the sole copyright and all other applicable rights to said images.
  • 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 April 30, 2017
Ends in 5 days, 2 hours $25.00 - 55.00
$25.00 - 55.00


                                       

                  "There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky." ~Victor Hugo

Fusion Art invites submissions for the Skies online art exhibition for the month of September 2017. 

For this competition, artists are encouraged to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The sky is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space. The theme includes any depiction of the skies, including clouds, rainbows, aurorae, lightning, precipitation and storms, stars, planets, moon, celestial events, the night sky, the day sky, dusk and dawn - just as long as the sky is the main focus.

The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and nonrepresentational work.

This competition will include awards in two categories - "Traditional" Art and " Photography & Digital" Art and the Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the 2nd annual group show in Palm Springs in November 2017.

Dates and Deadlines (all deadlines are Pacific Standard Time)

  • Call for Artists Announced: July 10, 2017
  • Deadline for Entries:  August 27, 2017
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  September 1, 2017
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  September 30, 2017 (remains on website under "Archived Exhibitions”)
Acceptable Mediums & Sizes
  • "Traditional" is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, 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).
  • Size limitation for artwork is 48" x 60" x 3".  (Other sizes will be considered upon request)
  • 3-dimensional art is not an acceptable medium for this competition.
Entry Fees
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images. 
  • Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $10 each. 
  • No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted in any one submission.  An artist may enter more than once.
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • Please note we have new, simplified, image labeling guidelines:  IMAGE LABELING:  Image should be labeled as Title_FirstName_LastName.jpeg. Example: Untitled_John_Smith.jpg.
Awards
  • Cash awards will be given to the top three (3) winners in each category.
  • The Best in Show winner in each category will be the "Featured Artists" on the website for the duration of the exhibition. They will also receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art's 2nd annual group show in Palm Springs, CA in November 2017, which will feature the Best in Show winners from the previous 12 months of online exhibitions. 
  • Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given at Fusion Art's discretion.
  • Winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • A video of the group exhibition will be created and available on the exhibition webpage and Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • The artists will be promoted on the website, in online press releases to more than 200+ outlets, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
  • 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.
Ends on September 26, 2017$25.00 - 55.00
$25.00 - 55.00

                                       

                  "There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky." ~Victor Hugo

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 3rd Annual Figures & Faces online art exhibition for the month of October 2017. 

For this competition artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic vision and interpretation 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 nonrepresentational art and photography.


This competition will include awards in two categories - "Traditional" Art and " Photography & Digital" Art and the Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the 3rd annual group show in November 2018.

Dates and Deadlines (all deadlines are Pacific Standard Time)

  • Call for Artists Announced: August 12, 2017
  • Deadline for Entries:  September 26, 2017
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  October 1, 2017
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  October 31, 2017 (remains on website under "Archived Exhibitions”)
Acceptable Mediums & Sizes
  • "Traditional" is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, 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).
  • Size limitation for artwork is 48" x 60" x 3".  (Other sizes will be considered upon request)
  • 3-dimensional art is not an acceptable medium for this competition.
Entry Fees
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images. 
  • Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $10 each. 
  • No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted in any one submission.  An artist may enter more than once.
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • IMAGE LABELING:  Image should be labeled as Title_FirstName_LastName.jpeg. Example: Untitled_John_Smith.jpg.
Awards
  • Cash awards will be given to the top three (3) winners in each category.
  • The Best in Show winner in each category will be the "Featured Artists" on the website for the duration of the exhibition. They will also receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art's 2nd annual group show in Palm Springs, CA in November 2017, which will feature the Best in Show winners from the previous 12 months of online exhibitions. 
  • Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given at Fusion Art's discretion.
  • Winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • A video of the group exhibition will be created and available on the exhibition webpage and Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • The artists will be promoted on the website, in online press releases to more than 200+ outlets, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
  • 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.
Ends on September 20, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Fusion Art invites submissions for its 4th quarterly group online exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is Photography.                       

                                      

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”Alfred Stieglitz


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. 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 exhibition will be presented on a separate page on the website and will remain up for three months (October 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018) before being archived on the site.  

The winners will be marketed and promoted extensively 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.  


Dates and Deadlines (all deadlines are Pacific Standard Time)

  • Call for Artists Announced: August 13, 2017
  • Deadline for Entries:  September 20, 2017
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  October 15, 2017
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  January 14, 2018 (remains on website under "Archived Exhibitions”)

 Entry Fees

  • 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

  • "Photography & Digital" is open to the following media: analog photography, digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital manipulations, digital collage, photopainting.
  • As this is exclusively an online exhibition there are no size limitations on the artwork submitted.

Awards

  • Artists will receive a digital award certificate, event announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • A video of the group exhibition will be created and available on the exhibition webpage and Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • The artists will be promoted on the website, in online press releases to hundreds of outlets, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
  • 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 will be directed to the artist for negotiation. Fusion Art does not take a commission on any sale that results from the online exhibition.
Ends on October 9, 2017$35.00
$35.00
                                      

Fusion Art is very pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd 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 the next step in Fusion Art’s journey to assist artists gain exposure through monthly and quarterly online art exhibitions, 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 2nd Artist Spotlight competition opens on August 16, 2017 and will close on October 9, 2017. Nine winners will be selected and notified of their acceptance as an Artist Spotlight winner by October 20, 2017. The Artist Spotlight exhibitions will open on November 1, 2017 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 20 images. The artists will have forty eight hours 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: August 16, 2017
  • Deadline for Entries:  October 9, 2017
  • Opening of the first 3 Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibitions:  November 1, 2017
  • Opening of the second 3 Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibitions:  December 1, 2017
  • Opening of the third 3 Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibitions:  January 1, 2018
  • Like all the online exhibitions – once the solo exhibition closes it will be archived on the site under Archived Exhibitions

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 20) 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, 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.
  • As this is exclusively an online exhibition there are no size limitations on the artwork submitted.
  • Artwork that has previously been entered into 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
  • 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 the exhibition webpage and Fusion Art's YouTube channel.
  • The artists and the solo art exhibition will be promoted on the website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
  • 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 will be directed to the artist for negotiation. Fusion Art does not take a commission on any sale that results from the solo online exhibition.