Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award 2022: Finalists Announced

While we all eagerly wait, our esteemed Jury Panel have been going through the entries and making very difficult decisions. The overall quality of entries was exceptional and we are deeply honoured by our community of creatives and their interest in the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Now in its 5th year, our annual non-acquisitive international art prize, focusing on Contemporary Art, celebrates diversity and excellence in all static mediums of representational visual arts – including Traditional and Sculpture Art media, Digital Art media and Photographic media, with wide-ranging techniques, styles and genres from realism to hyperrealism, to pop surrealism and lowbrow movements.

We have been BLOWN AWAY by the high standard of entries that we have received for the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize! Thank you so much to everyone who has entered. As a small, independent publisher, it means a lot to us that the global artists community respects and values the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize.


The Prizes

From the 125 Finalists, the Winners in each category, and overall 1st Prize Winner, will 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 USD$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 sponsor will choose one outstanding work from their Award category 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 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.

Stay tuned, the Photography, Digital Art and Traditional Art Finalists will be announced later this week.

Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award

The Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by Yasha Young Projects, arts philanthropist and Executive Curatorial Director for the FOR_M, a new institution currently being developed in New York city.
  • US$250 worth of supplies of your choice from Sculpey, making polymer oven-bake clays for over 50 years.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • Receive 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, CA USA, alongside 80+ 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 socials platforms).
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure!

2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive:

The Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize will receive:

So without further ado we are proud to announce the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award Finalists of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize…

Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Finalists

2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

Laia Pla
Virgin of Pellets (Threads, fabrics, and pellets, 59cm x 40cm x 30cm)
Sarah Lee
Fairest of Them All (Resin, clay, quail eggshells, 17″ x 10″ x 9″)
Andrew Cawrse
Alone (Marble and internal LED lights, 12″ x 4″ x 7″)
Patrick Bergsma
Eclectic mountain (Ceramics, porcelain and mixed media, 74cm x 63cm x 50cm)
Brynn Brdar
Pleasure as Protest (Polymer clay, resin, acrylic paint, 32″ x 28″ x 3″)
Brian Booth Craig
Exotherm (Bronze, 38″ x 12″ x 7″)
Darla Jackson
CHAMBER XIX Bring the motherfucking ruckus (Fired clay, epoxy resin, ribbon, brass nails, enamel, acrylic and iron paint, 6cm x 2 cm x 1cm)
TRE-KANA (Clear and White casting resin, Rigid foam, hair, steel, 38″ x 20″ x 14)
Kristine and Colin Poole
Awaken the Night (Fired clay, caseins, 13″ x 16″ x 10″)
Alexandra Lukaschewitz
Holding on to Dolly (Paper, wire, glass eyes, 28cm x 18cm x 25cm)
Georgie Seccull
She Who Demands Devotion (Treated Stainless Steel, 18″ x 32″ x 19″)
Roman Karun
White stag with sacura (Floristic clay, air clay, 17″ x 14″ x 12″)
Steff Rocknak
The Queen (Laminated Basswood, 26″ x 45″ x 28″)
Alan Clarke
Clash Titan (Plaster and Wood, 250cm x 90cm x 100cm)
Horus: Sky God (Resin, acrylic paints, 34″ x 20″ x 18″)
Hedi Xandt
Impurità (Silver Spectre) (Stainless Steel, mirror polished, 50cm x 30cm x 29cm)
Kirsten J Stingle
The Ballad of Ethel Grace (Hand built porcelain with ceramic finishes; antique child’s horse; eco-dyed, stitched and beaded silk and vintage fabric; antique demitasse cups filled with dyed resin, tea leaves and goldfish; ceramic cast and stained tea bags; paper covered wire substrate, painted, stitched and formed into pinwheels; torch embossed copper embellishments; hand made mica book; hand dyed and stitched vintage rabbit, 52″ x 52″ x 24″)
Diana Unrein
The Messenger (Porcelain, oil, gold leaf, 40″ x 20″ x 12″)
Virginie Gribouilli
Neehiba, the goddess of the fossil energy that is oil (Cold porcelain and mixed media, 50cm x 30cm x 8cm)
Mark Newman
Eel Walker (Bronze, 19″ x 28″ x 5″)
Astrid de Geuser
Phoresia (Mixed media, 95cm x 95 cm x 25cm)
Chie Shimizu
Immovable mind (Ultra-cal, plaster, seashell powder, pigments, white gold leaf, 17″ x 12″ x 12″)
Sandro Trapani
Tragodia II (Mixed media, resin and paint, 55cm x 50cm x 25cm)
Jorge Vascano
Silence (Laminated wood, 6″ x 4″ x 3″)
Julia Agnes
The Olgas (Mixed media, 15″ x 11″ x 9″)

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

The 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

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