RAYMAR Traditional Art Award 2022: Finalists Announced
Once again, you, dear entrants, have made judging the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize an incredibly difficult task! We have received many excellent entries from countries all over the world and our Jury Panel have the huge task ahead to pick the winners. Last year, we felt that there were SO many spectacular entries, we expanded from 25 Finalists in this category to 35. This year, we are expanding this again to 50 Finalists within the Traditional Art category!
This year has seen a significant increase in the cost of living within many countries around the world, the continuing COVID pandemic, the beginning of Monkey Pox, the war in Ukraine, climate emergencies, and political unrest in the USA and other countries – so, you can imagine that it has been tough for artists to find the motivation and desire to create this year.
However, throughout all of this, we have seen that the overall quality of work entered this year is much higher. It also includes entries from previous entrants, Finalists and Winners, which is an amazing testament to the value of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize to the global arts community.
From the 125 Finalists, the Winners in each category, and overall Grand Prize Winner will be invited to participate in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, alongside 80+ of the best contemporary artists from around the world. Plus share in over US$57,000 in cash and prizes including: a non acquisitive cash prize, product prizes, advertising packages, editorial published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, exclusive interviews published on the Beautiful Bizarre website, exposure to our 1M+ social media community, and much more!!
In addition, each of our Gold Sponsors, the Directors of Modern Eden Gallery, and our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey will chose one outstanding work to receive an Honourable Mention. Stay tuned to learn more!
Artstation People’s Choice Award
Additionally, the Artstation People’s Choice Award Winner will be selected by popular vote from the 125 Finalists. The People’s Choice Winner will receive a a non acquisitive cash prize, a year’s worth of social media advertising through the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine socials to ensure they are able to connect with the right audience of engaged creatives, collectors and gallerists, raise their profile, associate their work with other leading creatives, and of course to grow their social media following. They will also enjoy a 12 month Beautiful Bizarre Magazine print subscription, and an in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize websites, giving readers an insight into their vision and practice. Voting will open on 26 August [AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time]. To ensure you don’t miss your chance to vote, please join our email mailing list here.
Missed the previous Finalists announced? Explore the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award Finalists here, the INPRNT Photography Award Finalists here, and the iCanvas Digital Art Award Finalists here.
RAYMAR Traditional Art Award
The RAYMAR Traditional Art Award, 1st prize winner will receive:
$3,000 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.
$1,500 cash, generously donated by SmArt School, providing superior online art mentorships since 2011, where you learn from professional artists.
$1,500 cash, generously donated by Rosemary Brushes, the finest quality handmade Artists’ Brushes.