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December 2017 Art Competition: Open / No Theme

"Storm Over Toronto" by Elaine Hunter

2017 Open/No Theme

Art Exhibition & Competition Prospectus

"In Art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is proud to announce their 4th Annual “Open / No Theme” Online Art Competition. 

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D 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 December 2017.  

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art related to the "Open / No theme" theme. The “Open / No Theme” competition is a no theme competition.  Any subject or artistic expression is welcome.  Here is a link to last years EXHIBITION, so as to better demonstrate this month's theme.

This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography and Mixed Media and 3D Work.  Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will be depend on the number submissions in each category).  In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of all submissions received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented.

Important MUST Knows 
Art Exhibition and Competition Opens: November 5, 2017
Deadline for Receiving Entries: December 2, 2017
Competition Results are Posted: December 18, 2017
Opening of Online Art Exhibition: December 3, 2017
Award Certificates Emailed to Artists: January 8, 2018
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived: January 1, 2018

Entry Fees:

$15 for 1 to 3 images and $25 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 one quarter million 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