I’m truly grateful that Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has created this Art Prize, inspiring artists to use their best skills and imagination, pushing their own limits. It’s opportunities like this that accelerate the artistic culture of the world for the enjoyment of all of us. ~ 2019 Honourable Mention, Julie Bell
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is an annual international art prize that celebrates diversity and excellence in the representational visual arts, in all static mediums including Traditional Art media, Digital Art media, and Photographic media, in all styles from realism and hyperrealism, to pop surrealism and lowbrow. The art prize recognises the most skilled, creative and unique contemporary artists within their category, as well as one extraordinary overall winner.
This includes: Traditional art (including painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, collage, mixed media, art dolls etc.), Digital art, and Photography (digital & analogue).
All artists, of all ages and all countries, are encouraged to enter.
The artwork(s) entered can be already sold.
The artwork(s) entered do not have to be in keeping with the exhibition theme.
You do not have to create a new work for your entry – but of course you can if you want to.
Artwork entered into the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize can be any work from your existing portfolio [whether it is already sold or not]! Prize winners are expected to exhibit a work in the ‘Midnight Garden’ exhibition in October 2020 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. Winners may exhibit their prize winning entry if it was created within 12 months of the entry date and not hung in any other exhibition or prize previously. Work already exhibited or hung in a Prize will not be accepted to the ‘Midnight Garden’ exhibition. If the prize winning work is not eligible to be exhibited in the exhibition, or if the artist chooses, they may create a new work for the exhibition that responds to the ‘Midnight Garden’ theme when notified of their win.
An entry may be a partnership between two (or more) artists, with the understanding that any prize awarded is divided equally amongst the partnership.
Online entries must be submitted by midnight, 17 July 2020 [Los Angeles, USA time]
A limit of ten (10) works per artist can be entered. Multiple entries must each have a separate Entry Form and Entry Fee.
If you have entered the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize in previous years you are encouraged to enter again – with a new Jury Panel each year and different entrants, your chances of winning vary every year. Entries that previously didn’t make the Finalists list, have then gone on to win Awards in past years.
Artwork that has been a previous finalist or winner of any award in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is not eligible to enter. Previous artwork that was entered but not selected as a finalist is eligible to enter.
Artists working across mediums are welcome to enter more than one award category.
Enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize by completing the Entry Form appropriate to the artwork medium (Traditional Art, Digital Art, Sculpture, Photography). The artwork image submitted for each entry must be:
a minimum of 1000 pixels wide. This is the work you will be judged on, so please ensure the file is large, clear and represents your work in the best possible light.
image file size not exceeding 3MB
saved in .jpg or .png format
file name format: Artist Name_Artwork Title.
To complete your entry a non-refundable Entry Fee of US$40 is required. The entry fee is processed by PayPal but a PayPal account is not required – credit/debit card payments are also accepted. The entry fee contributes to the administration, advertising and marketing of the Prize and Winners.
If PayPal is blocked in your country or you do not have a PayPal account or accepted payment card please email email@example.com to arrange an alternative payment method.
The artist warrants that the work entered is original, is the property of the artist and does not infringe any third party rights. The artist shall, at any time requested by Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Magazine, execute such documents and do such acts as may be reasonably required to perfect the rights granted to them by these Conditions. The artist agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Modern Eden Gallery and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, from any liability or damages of any kind, including legal fees or costs, resulting from any claim of infringement or other proprietary right of any person or entity.
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine is the sole owner of the information collected from the entry forms and any other information submitted. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine will not sell, share or rent this information to any third party, except as above.
Modern Eden Gallery and its Directors, along with the Jury Panel receive no financial incentive, they give their time freely in support of the Prize and the artists entering.
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is administered by Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
Finalists’ works will be selected by the various members of the Jury Panel from the digital image provided, and judged solely on their artistic merit. The selection process will be at the sole discretion of these judges.
The 100 Finalists [25 per Award category] will be notified in the first week of August 2020 by email, published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize website, and shared on Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
All artists selected as Finalists authorise Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine to publish their works totally or partly, in all publications (catalogues, posters, slide shows, brochures, adverts etc) related to this art prize, as well as on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and social media. All care will be taken to protect the copyrights of the artist.
The Winner of the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and all Award Winners [1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize] in each category will be notified by email, published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize website, and shared on Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
Winners are expected to exhibit a work in the ‘Midnight Garden’ exhibition in October 2020 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. Winners may exhibit their prize winning entry if it was created within 12 months of the entry date and not hung in any other exhibition or prize previously. Work already exhibited or hung in a Prize will not be accepted to the ‘Midnight Garden’ exhibition. If the prize winning work is not eligible to be exhibited in the exhibition, or if the artist chooses, they may create a new work for the exhibition that responds to the ‘Midnight Garden’ theme.
Winners will be required to agree to the terms of the Modern Eden Gallery Consignment Agreement to participate in the ‘Midnight Garden’ exhibition in October 2020. To request a copy of the Consignment Agreement please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All work must be available for sale throughout the exhibition. Pricing will be indicated by the artist on the Consignment Agreement and shipped with their work to the gallery. All sales will be conducted by Modern Eden Gallery. Modern Eden Gallery will charge 50% commission on all sales, which will be deducted from the indicated price. The manner of exhibiting artworks shall be at the sole discretion of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Modern Eden Gallery.
Freight costs and all other charges relating to delivery of Winners artworks to Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, USA are the sole responsibility of the artist. Artwork must arrive at the gallery by 9 October 2020 [Note: Artwork must arrive ready to hang i.e. Framed/stretched etc]
Artworks will be insured by Modern Eden Gallery while in its custody.