January 2016 Art Competition: All Paintings

"Chiffon" by Cindy Avroch-Rosenthal

January 2016

Art Exhibition & Competition Prospectus

Theme:  ALL Paintings

"There is no such thing as having a block. You just have to get into your art space and move the paint. Even if it is ugly paint, you just have to keep moving it. Once the texture penetrates your pores and the aroma encapsulates your senses - your ugly paint will turn into something beautiful and uniquely you.   So my dear, get back to your studio and move the paint." 
--Richard R. Hawkshawe, Abstractionist Painter (1922 to 1989)

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is proud to announce their 4th Annual “ALL PAINTINGS” Online Art Competition for the month of January 2016. 

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of their experience,education in the art field or where they may reside.  This is an international competition and everyone is encouraged to participate. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of February 2016.  

There is No Theme for this Current Art Competition.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  Here is a link to last years EXHIBITION, so as to better demonstrate this month's theme.

Awards will be given for the top 5 paintings selected.  In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented.

Important MUST Knows 
Art Exhibition and Competition Opens: January 1, 2016
Deadline for Receiving Entries: January 31, 2016
Competition Results are Posted: February 15, 2016
Opening of Online Art Exhibition: February 1, 2016
Award Certificates Emailed to Artists: February 28, 2016
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived: February 28, 2016

Entry Fees:

$15 for 1 to 3 images and $20 for all images up to 5
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  • Must be original work to the artist. 
  • Paintings. Mixed Media will be accepted as long as 75% of the work is a painting. 
  • The artist must be willing to sell their work (print or original).
  • All work must be available in both low resolution as well as high resolution form.  For the purposes of this competition, low resolution files should be sent and not exceed 10 MB.  High resolution files will be required for the Annual Anthology and any other print media for which your work may be selected.

Submitting Images:

Files should be titled in the following format: Artist's Name, Art Title, Medium Used, Size (H x W in inches), Price (in USD). 
EXAMPLE: JohnBrown_Midnight_Photography_8x10_75.
Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 10 MB to ensure proper uploading). 

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Digital Award Certificate, Event Collateral, Radio Interview, In the Artist Studio episode **NEW**, Inclusion in the Year End Anthology Publication, Extensive Marketing and much more. Our Radio Shows have had more than 100,000 listens and the Gallery receives over 125,000 unique visitors a year with over 1.86 Million hits in a year. This is exposure you cannot garner on your own! And finally your entry remains on the Gallery forever.

All participants receive event collateral for their portfolios.

We Look Forward to Viewing Your Creations. 
We Send Our Best Wishes, 
CAGO Art Competition Committee