Fusion Art is very pleased to announce that the 9th Artist Spotlight solo art competition opens for submissions on January 12, 2020. 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 2 decades. 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 will be 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:
For suggestions and assistance with writing an effective artist’s statement, please refer to the link below from ArtBusiness.com:
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 and/or article announcing the artist’s solo art exhibition.
The 9th Artist Spotlight competition opens January 12, 2020 and will close on March 10, 2020. Twelve winners will be selected and notified of their acceptance as an Artist Spotlight winner by March 15, 2020. This round of Artist Spotlight exhibitions will open on April 1, 2020 and continue for four 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.
Artist Spotlight winners will receive a one month solo art exhibition on the Fusion Art website. They also receive an invitation to the annual group show in February of each year. The artist will be able to select one artwork from the solo exhibition to participate in the group show.
An artist may only be selected as an Artist Spotlight winner once in a 12 month period. After 12 months an artist may submit to be an Artist Spotlight winner again.
Dates and Deadlines
Acceptable Mediums & Sizes
Fusion Art utilizes the Submittable platform to receive, process and jury all competition entries.
Submittable is an international platform that is used for administrative processing by over 9000 organizations that specialize in art, photography, publishing, music, film-making, education and grants. It provides artists with a free, secure and easy-to-use system to apply to a wide variety of national (and international) juried art exhibitions 24 hours a day. There is no cost to the artist to register on the site and all payments processed through Submittable are secure. Submittable accepts both credit cards and PayPal.
Read the full Competition Rules on the submission page. Click the button below to submit:
Fusion Art, LLC
Santa Fe, NM