“I have found in my still-life work that I seem to be able to tell what objects are important to me by what tends to stay in the painting as it develops.” ~ Richard Diebenkorn
Fusion Art invites submissions for its 24th Quarterly Art Competition – the 4th 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 3rd Annual 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). The Best in Show winners will receive a cash prize or the option of 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 2024.
Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Artistic Excellence and/or 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 hundreds of online press release announcements, email marketing campaigns to over 9,500 buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites and our extensive and continually growing social media network.
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.
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Read the full Competition Rules on the submission page. Click the button below to submit:
Fusion Art, LLC
Santa Fe, NM