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Art Prizes & Cherry Blossoms
70 open art & photography competitions, abstract painting technique, art residencies...
Hi! As Edinburgh’s cherry blossoms whisper eleventh hour plans for this year’s display I’m reminded of my interview with Derbyshire based artist Thomas Lamb speaking of the intensity of Japan’s cherry blossoms at night ‘seemingly emanating their own light against the evening sky’. Captured beautifully in Lamb’s oil study above – a painting which leads MoMa’s archive selection of tree paintings and prints.
New Art Competitions
Newly opened on MoMa and elsewhere…
Hampstead Art Society - £2,000 1st prize, Mayfair exhibition, Tuscany retreat, £10 entry, global (extended to 18 Apr)
Folio Book Illustration Award - £2,500 1st prize, create artwork in response to ‘The Fliers of Gy - An Interplanetary Tale’, free to enter, global (19 Apr)
RBSA Summer Show - £500 1st prize, Birmingham exhibition, £13 fee, global (25 Apr)
Liverpool Plinth Open Call - £1,000 award, open to sculptors from the Midlands & North of England, free (30 Apr)
Doncaster Art Fair - £1,100 of prizes, theme: ‘Art as a response to mental health’, online exhibition, £15 fee if selected, global (20 May)
Innovate Grants - 2 x $1,800 grants for Artists & Photographers, Spring entries open for $35, global (22 Jun)
Air Open 2023 - £1,000 of prizes plus solo shows, art materials etc, group show at Altrincham gallery, £5 per work, global (25 Jun)
Cooper Prize - £1,000 1st prize, open to artists born or based in South Yorkshire, Barnsley group show, £10 entry, £5 students/grads, under 16s free (29 Aug)
Sussex Contemporary - £2,000 worth of prizes, Brighton seafront exhibition, artists based, born or educated in Sussex, theme: Metamorphosis, £15 entry (31 Aug)
Goodmesh Concours - €9,000 prize fund, combine music & art in a performance based on theme: ‘Full Moon’, €100 entry, global (17 Sep)
UK Art Competitions - 42 prizes open
Photography Competitions - 11 open
Newly opened on MoMa…
Tabernacle Art Competition - £100 prize 12-17 age group, £50 prize 11 and under age group, exhibition at MOMA Machynlleth, Wales, £5 entry, global (16 Jun)
International Children’s Painting Competition - 10 x family trips to Kerala, India. Theme: Kerala Village Life, see video & gallery on website. Ages 4-16, global (30 Sep)
Children’s Art Competitions - 16 open
The Artist by Ed Vere
Brighton based artist/illustrator Eleonora Kova’s so simple it shouldn’t work technique for painting geometric lines. Due to popular demand (189k likes) Kova listed the materials used as: Frog Tape Yellow (delicate surface painter’s tape), Arches Block Watercolour Paper and Liquitex Acrylic Gouache.
Hungry EcoCities Residencies - up to €40,000 for up to 10 artists to explore and prototype AI applications in agri-food sector through artistic means. (15 May)
A moving read about a man and his dog that walked around the world.
See you next week,