There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules.   That is what invention is about.” ~Helen Frankenthaler

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 19th quarterly online art competition. For the 4th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field.

Historically women artists have not received the respect and recognition that their talent deserves. Fusion Art again wants to honor the greatness and talent of women artists. This is an international open competition so any subject matter and any media is acceptable. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all women artists, over the age of 18, are encouraged to submit their best 2D and 3D representational and non-representational art and photography.

A three-month group online exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website starting November 15, 2021.

All competitions include awards in three categories – “Traditional” Art, “Digital & Photography” and 3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Palm Springs.

Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given. Please see further information below under the Awards section.

The exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted extensively through the gallery’s website, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email marketing campaigns to over 6,500 buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek/Artjobs, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through our extensive and continually growing social media network.

Artweek.com has 40,000+ newsletter subscribers and almost 300,000 website visitors per month, Art.Base.co has over 10,000 newsletter subscribers and in excess of 35,000 unique monthly visitors, the Art Guide is one of the most online referenced resources for art events locally, nationally and internationally, and ARTFIXdaily is the industry leader in curated news from the Art World.


Dates and Deadlines

  • Call for Artists Announced: August 13, 2021
  • Deadline for Entries:  November 5, 2021
  • Opening of Online Exhibition:  November 15, 2021
  • Online Exhibition Closed & Archived:  February 14, 2022 (remains on website under “Archived Exhibitions” for 4 years)

Entry Fees

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $20 for 1 image.
  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images (average of $7 per image).
  • Artists may enter the competition more than once if they have more than 5 works they want to be considered.
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of images allowable for the entry fee. All images entered are not guaranteed to be accepted.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE
  • Payment is required at the time of entry.
  • IMAGE LABELING:  Image should be labeled as FirstName_LastName_Title.jpeg. Example: John_Smith_Untitled.jpg.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes

  • “Traditional” is open to the following 2D mediums:  painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, printmaking, encaustic, fabric, collage, and mixed media.
  • “Photography & Digital” is open to the following mediums: analog photography, digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital painting, digital manipulations, digital collage, photopainting, vector drawing, digital mixed media (integrated art). Digital Art that is a derivative work, created from another original artwork, must be significantly different as to constitute a new original work. The gallery reserves the right to request a copy of the original artwork if copyright infringement is suspected.
  • “3-Dimensional” Art is open to the following media: relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art.  All 3D entries now require front, back and side views to be considered and properly juried.  There is no additional fee for these additional images.  Please see entry form for instructions.
  • There are no size limitations on the artwork.
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale to be entered into the competition.

Awards

  • Best in Show will be awarded to one artist in each category – Traditional, Digital & Photography and 3-Dimensional (if the gallery receives 3D entries).
  • 2nd through 2nd Place awards in each category will also be given. Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given.
  • The Best in Show winners will also receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s annual group show in Palm Springs.
  • All award winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, event announcement and copy of the press release for their art portfolio.
  • Video slideshows of the group exhibition will be created and available on the website and Fusion Art’s YouTube channel.
  • Links to the artist’s website will be listed on the exhibition page and should result in increased traffic to the artist’s website.
  • Fusion Art’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
  • All inquiries from potential buyers who see the artwork on the Fusion Art website will be directed to the artist for negotiation.

Fusion Art utilizes the Submittable platform to receive, process and jury all competition entries.

Submittable is an international platform that is used for administrative processing by over 9000 organizations that specialize in art, photography, publishing, music, film-making, education and grants. It provides artists with a free, secure and easy-to-use system to apply to a wide variety of national (and international) juried art exhibitions 24 hours a day. There is no cost to the artist to register on the site and all payments processed through Submittable are secure. Submittable accepts both credit cards and PayPal.

Artists who submit an entry and images to Fusion Art must agree to Fusion Art’s Terms of Service and UsePrivacy Policy and Competition Rules.

Read the full Competition Rules on the submission page. Click the button below to submit:

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