Call for artists: ArtAscent is now accepting submissions for the international art competition themed “Desire.”

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you.

Art submissions are accepted from all artists 18 years and older residing in Canada (except Quebec) and the U.S., including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, digital, printmaking, installations, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and other 2- and 3-dimensional media. Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s).

All work is evaluated based on the vision as relates to the submission theme. Submissions including diverse interpretations of the theme will be considered. The beauty of art is that 100 artists can look at the same thing and interpret it in completely unique ways. That’s what can make it breathtaking. When you enter the competition, there is an ‘artists statement’ portion where you can provide context for your art and briefly explain how it relates to the theme. Share your interpretation and you might be professionally reviewed and profiled, win a cash prize, and/or be published in ArtAscent Journal of Art & Literature!

The art submission process includes entry fee, entry form, submission review, winners publication in ArtAscent magazine, website and online social media, and delivery of any applicable cash awards.

Deadline April 30, 2014

 Gold Winner (1)

  • $100
  • Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Gold Winner section with an accompanying professional review/profile written by our art writer including your bio, your artwork, and your website link.
  • Additional publication and exposure includes ArtAscent website and social media.

Silver Winner (1)

  • Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Silver Winner section with an accompanying professional review/profile written by our art writer including your bio, your artwork, and your website link.
  • Additional publication and exposure includes ArtAscent website and social media.

Bronze Winner (1)

  • Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Bronze Winner section with an accompanying professional review/profile written by our art writer including your bio, your artwork, and your website link.
  • Additional publication and exposure includes ArtAscent website and social media.

Honourable Mention Winners (17)

  • Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Honourable Mention Winners section with your artwork and your website link.
  • Additional publication and exposure includes ArtAscent website and social media.

How To Enter This Call For Entry

Please note:

  • Our calls do not include video, sound or performance.
  • We do not represent artists or sell their work. Any purchase inquiries will be referred directly to the artist.
  • All images submitted to ArtAscent remain the property of the artist and the artist retains the copyright. Entrants agree that ArtAscent may feature their submitted entry for display, marketing, promotions, and exhibition archives. We will credit each artist with their name, artwork title and media, website, photographer credit, and gallery if requested.
  • If the entry form is not completed correctly, you may need to re-enter your information again. It’s a good idea to keep a copy of your entry information in case you need to use it again.

1. Be prepared with:

  • Your images (The larger the file, the larger it can be in the magazine) – File size: 1500 pixels minimum on any side  - Max. size of each file: 7MB  - File type: Jpg or PDF
  • Name your image files this way: ”YourName_ArtworkName.jpg”
  • Your image list including image title, size, medium and price
  • Your artist statement including how your images represent the competition theme  (200-300 words is suggested)
  • Your artist biography (200-300 words is suggested)

2. Choose ONE of the following.

One image

$15.00
Add to cart

Up to three images

$25.00
Add to cart

Up to eight images

$45.00
Add to cart

3. After you submit payment via secure PayPal, your browser will be redirected to the online entry form. You will also receive an email with information on what to do if you experience difficulties with the entry form process.

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