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Check out Some of the 2024 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Traditional Art Entries

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize closes soon, don’t miss your chance to get your work in front of our editor-in-chief Danijela Krha Purssey, who curates each issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine!

Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 USD cash!

We’re continuing to share a selection of the entries that we have received so far on our websites and social media. So to inspire you to submit your own work, we are excited to share more of the amazing entries that we’ve received so far in the RAYMAR Traditional Art Award category below.

If you would like to have your work published in the December issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, share in $65,000 USD in cash and amazing prizes, exhibit your work alongside 80+ of the best contemporary artists in the prestigious annual Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition in San Francisco, California later this year, win advertising packages, and of course receive worldwide exposure for your practice – enter today!

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize celebrates diversity and excellence in the representational visual arts, in all static mediums including Traditional Art media, Digital Art media, and Photographic media; and all styles from realism and hyperrealism, to pop surrealism and lowbrow.

The Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through funding and increased exposure of their work to galleries, collectors and media globally.

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‘The Red Painting’ by Iva Troj (Oil Painting)

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award

The RAYMAR Traditional Art Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • $3,000 USD cash, generously donated by RAYMAR, creators of the finest panels! Panels are their passion. They craft their panels with the world’s finest materials to serve as the foundation for your artwork. 
  • $750 USD cash, generously donated by Catherine K. Gyllerstrom, Collector, Art Consultant, Owner & Art Director of BearWolf Books, an independent publishing house that specializes in Illustrated Fantasy, Mythology, and Stories for Young Readers.
  • $1,500 USD worth of art photography and/or Fine Art archival print reproduction from Static Medium.
  • A full grant to experience the 7-day Quarantine Event “The Art Spirit” in April 2025 (exact dates and event name TBC) in Menorca, Spain, generously donated by Quarantine Events. The grant includes 8 nights stay in a nearby hotel (breakfast included), plus the 7-day event including: a daily intensive Art Lab experience, three 40-minute private mentorships (pending development of event model), easel and other large or non-transportable materials, most beverages, and daily lunch and dinner. Travel expenses to/from Menorca, personal painting supplies, and additional hotel expenses are not included in the grant.
  • A bespoke box of paints and varnishes generously designed and manufactured by Dartecor, created especially for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2024.
  • A beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, USA, alongside 70+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all social media platforms).
  • Winning artwork published in the December 2024 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

2nd prize winner will receive:

  • $1,000 USD cash, generously donated by Rosemary Brushes, the finest quality handmade Artists’ Brushes.
  • $750 USD cash, generously donated by Catherine K. Gyllerstrom, Collector, Art Consultant, Owner & Art Director of BearWolf Books, an independent publishing house that specializes in Illustrated Fantasy, Mythology, and Stories for Young Readers.
  • $250 USD gift voucher, generously donated by Golden Artist Colors, manufacturer of artist quality materials including colours and mediums for painting in acrylics, oils, pastels and watercolour.
  • A bespoke box of paints and varnishes generously designed and manufactured by Dartecor, created especially for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2024.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, USA, alongside 70+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

3rd prize winner will receive:

  • $500 USD cash, generously donated by Rosemary Brushes, the finest quality handmade Artists’ Brushes.
  • $500 USD cash, generously donated by Catherine K. Gyllerstrom, Collector, Art Consultant, Owner & Art Director of BearWolf Books, an independent publishing house that specializes in Illustrated Fantasy, Mythology, and Stories for Young Readers.
  • $100 USD gift voucher, plus the opportunity to join a 3hr workshop in their NY studio, generously donated by Chelsea Classical Studio, a fine art school focusing on the human figure and manufacturer of highest quality, handmade, natural, and archival artist materials created using historic methods.
  • A bespoke box of paints and varnishes generously designed and manufactured by Dartecor, created especially for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2024.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, USA, alongside 70+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Musonium Grand Prize Award Winner

The Musonium Grand Prize Award Winner will receive:

  • $8,500 USD cash, generously donated by Palladium sponsor Musonium Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast’s premier art gallery with a clear focus on exhibiting and promoting compelling artworks from exceptional contemporary artists. Musonium exists as an institution within the art world’s traditional art sectors, where innovation and new rising talent constantly influence the ever evolving art scene. 
  • $1,500 USD cash, donated by our Platinum sponsors RAYMAR33PAand Yasha Young Projects.
  • The opportunity to work with Musonium Gallery to plan and produce a solo exhibition, which will be published in a special editorial in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
  • A bespoke box of paints and varnishes generously designed and manufactured by Dartecor, created especially for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2024.
  • A 24-month license to Clip Studio Paint EX, generously donated by Celsys. Clip Studio Paint is the digital artist’s app for drawing and painting anything from character and concept art to fine art illustration, and even professional animation. All of the powerful features are available on all major platforms to explore at home or on the go.
  • A beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, USA, alongside 70+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 10 page in-depth interview editorial published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine December 2024 issue.
  • Winning artwork printed in the December 2024 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, as part of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize editorial.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • 12 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all social media platforms).
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

2024 Award Categories

  • Musonium Grand Prize Award: $10,000 USD cash + prizes
  • RAYMAR Traditional Art Award: $6,500 USD cash + prizes
  • Photography Award: $4,500 USD cash + prizes
  • Digital Art Award: $4,500 USD cash + prizes
  • Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award: $4,500 USD cash + prizes
  • 33PA Emerging Artist Award: $5,500 USD + prizes
  • Catherine K. Gyllerstrom People’s Choice Award Winner: $2,000 USD + prizes [public voting opens in August]

The Grand Prize Award Winner will be selected by the Jury Panel from any Award category. The People’s Choice Award will open for public voting on 23 August 2024. 

Entries Close: Midnight 17 July 2024 [Los Angeles, USA time]

Entry fee is US$40 to cover administrative costs. Enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize today!

Take a peek at some of the wonderful entries we have received so far in the RAYMAR Traditional Art Award category below.

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‘Helios’ by Ulyana Turchenko (acrylic on canvas)
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‘What Do Busy Little Bees Whisper About?’ by Anna Wypych-Klimkowska (oil on canvas)
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‘World of Wonder’ by Anna Rose Bain (oil on linen)
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‘Night Eyes’ by Syd Bee (oil on wood)
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‘Rhino’ by Bryony Bensly (oil on canvas)
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‘Crucifixion’ by Darrell Warner (Watercolour)
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‘I love thee true’ by Jimena Agra (Oil on panel)
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‘Euphoria’ by Sharuzen (Oil on oil coarse linen)
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‘Autumn Harvest’ by Mark Garro (acrylic on panel)
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‘Crying’ by David Martinez (Oil on panel)
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‘Aonamitamaiso’ by Kugui by (oil on panel)
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‘Matilde & Bruno’ by Amirata Winter (Acrylic/oil on canvas)
$65,000 USD IN CASH & PRIZES TO BE WON

Submit your work today!

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is administered by Australian based, international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.