Wildlife art competition and exhibition in United Kingdom
Talented artists around the globe are invited to take part in DSWF Wildlife contest. This contest is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work. Selected artwork will take part in the exhibition. The exhibition showcases a breath-taking selection of shortlisted artworks
12pm GMT on 5th January 2023 (12:00 GMT) until 12am on 29th March 2023.
Recycled plastic sculptures,
Intricate pencil drawings,
Colourful oil paintings.
Exhibition Venue Mall Galleries, London.
Exhibition date: a week-long Exhibition, running from 11th to 16th September 2023.
Overall Winner: £10,000 Prize Package* (£5,000 personal cash prize, £5,000 donation to a DSWF project of your choice)
Overall Runner Up: £2,000 Prize Package* (£1,000 personal cash prize, £1,000 donation to a DSWF project of your choice)
Category Winners: £500 personal cash prize
Michelle Lee Howk ‘First Time Entrants’ Award: £500 personal cash prize
£25 per an artwork for the first two entries, thereafter it is £15 per entry. (There is no limit on the number of entries but the online form will take a maximum of ten entries in one submission).
Entries to the Youth Exclusive (15 – 19 years) category cost £15 per entry.
Opportunities of the day for our beloved artists
Art House Online Gallery prepared this selection of opportunities for our beloved artists:
Anime drawing contest in Japan by Medibang 2023
Future Generation Contemporary Art Contest
Wizz Air design competition, sustainability livery for one of its Airbus A321neo aircraft
Fully funded scholarship for artists in Berlin Germany; Stiftung Berliner Leben
Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition
Photography contest theme Public spaces in Africa
Courage in Photojournalism Award for women photographers $20000 to win
5000$ photography prize for Sports photographers
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST PHMUSEUM 2023
Call for Writers European Heritage Days Stories
Micro Story Contest in Spain
9th ANNUAL ON PAPER INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING CONTEST 2023
The 12th Kochi International Triennial art Exhibition of Prints
Ruth Borchard self-portrait Prize
Medibang anime drawing Monthly contest
Photography contest, best space photography in national maritime museum London
Photography Contest, theme sports activities
Art Exhibition in Venice-ARTE Laguna Prize.
Manga drawing contest Japan, the silent manga audition
The silent manga audition organises a manga drawing contest with a theme tears. The silent manga audition open application to international artists to show their talent. This opportunity opens the road to start a career in Japanese manga series. Tell your story through images alone and take part in the contest.
People are brought to TEARS for a variety of reasons: happiness, sadness, frustration, and even more! Try to clearly express through your drawings the emotions that bring your characters to tears
Deadline: 3rd April 2023
Grand Prix ¥500,000,
Grand Prix Runner-Up ¥300,000
Excellence Award ¥100,000
Excellence Award Runner-Up ¥30,000
Honorable Mention ¥10,000
The Latest News About Fred Bugs And His Future NFT Project
Fred Bugs often called F.B. Infante or simply F.B. is an Italian abstract artist best known in the US for his spontaneous figurative drawings, he is a synonym of attention to every visual representation. Fred Bugs’ works are a mix of abstract art with childlike and primitive emotions. Fred Bugs, as the name is interesting is also derived from Federico Cabras, a fascinating individual artist. He was born in 1997 in the Sardinian village of Bosa, which has 8,000 residents and is located in the province of Oristano, As Fred says, art has been a massive part of his life ever since he started making drawings in his school. He did so partly due to boredom and because he wasn’t much of an extroverted person with an edgy character.
Fred Bugs’ works from the first decade of the 2000s to the current day are all characterized by continuous experimentation, imagination, and innovation. Throughout the years, Fred Bugs has also created many works, mainly on paper and cardboard, using pastels or mixed media. During this period his works became very popular, especially the series of Buffo drawings. Seeing Fred’s work, one can easily recognize that these are his. His artistic creations show a vision made up of figures which seem to come out from an unknown place and also the ones that tell contradictions and emotionality of the society. His choice of colors and the way he uses the color red in light or the darker shades of yellow, green, and black and having an addition of light or dark blue shows you when you are looking at his craft: (he often represents abstract birds and dragons in colorful geometric places or landscapes). When you look at Fred’s work, you can immediately tell that it is his creation. He has a particular style and expression that sets his work apart from others. His artistic creation shows a consistent vision in paintings that seem to come from an unknown place and also conveys the contradictions and emotions of society, especially the famous little dragons that move in different scenarios. The work of Fred Bugs also stands out for the choice of color palette and the artist’s ability to give emotion to the faces he creates makes it even fresher natural and special. Fred Bugs has participated in several exhibitions and became known at an international exhibition in Venice, where his work “Don’t judge me” was shown. He has also worked to make his works, including mixed media drawings, available to the public. The artist has always been a great follower of abstract figurative art from the second half of the 19th century to today. His unorthodox works and style are significantly more well-liked by the worldwide public than by his local Italian audience, and the European collecting public greatly values him. But still, he is very much appreciated in his homeland. He keeps on giving importance to some values like knowledge against the banality or a lack of artistic and human personality and emotion.
There have been many occasions when his art has attracted a large audience. His abstract work brings together geometric art, surrealism, and infantile primitivism, the author does not follow what is fashionable in art he has always kept his style and his spontaneous ﬁgures; He has been drawing for ten years, making his work recognizable on all platforms. He never stopped creating since he realized it would be difficult for others to recognize him through his art because he came from a small far-off village.
since 2021 the artist has been engaged together with other European figurative artists in the promotion and distribution of figurative art in the form of posters and stickers ready to be exhibited in museums and important European city districts. Recently he will also be creating Non-Fungible (NFT) artworks (special editions) for various online galleries in the near future.
Banksy new murals in Ukraine
Banksy has new murals in the city of Borodianka, Ukraine, the street artist completed seven new works in Ukraine.
You can find his new artwork in the Art House Online Gallery. the seven murals are confirmed to be his work. The murals appeared in the city of Borodianka located in the northwest of Kyiv. Other works are located in the capital and other cities in the region.
The first artwork shows a gymnast balancing on a pile of rubble on the wall of bombed building.
Another artwork shows a little boy, wearing a martial arts uniform tied with a black belt, flipping a grown man onto his back.
Other murals showed two children using a seesaw, and a woman holding a fire extinguisher.
What is contemporary art?
There are many types of art around the world. Each is different and characterized by various elements.
One type of art is contemporary art.
Here is what you need to know about this type, how to differentiate it from other styles, and so forth. Shall we get started?
Meaning of contemporary art
Contemporary art is a broad term for art produced in the last 50 years. It has been subject to many changes and developments, including using new materials and techniques and an increasing emphasis on the subject matter.
Contemporary art can be found in many different forms.
Some artists specialize in one particular contemporary art form, while others are more likely to experiment with different styles and media. Most artists enroll in a contemporary art licensing agency before selling their artworks.
Forms of contemporary art
Contemporary art is a broad umbrella term encompassing many types of work. The seven forms of this type of art include the following:
Painting is one of the most common forms of contemporary art. This art form has existed for centuries and is still an ongoing practice today.
Painting is a medium used by artists to express their emotions and experiences and represent something else. Many different techniques can be used to create paintings—from drawing with ink and paint on paper to painting on canvas or wooden panels to painting with spray paint on a wall!
Today’s popular subject matter includes nature scenes, animals, portraits (both realistic and abstract), landscapes, and all kinds of urban settings.
This is a form of art in which an object is formed by shaping or combining hard materials. Sculptures can be three-dimensional or two-dimensional and can be static or dynamic. A sculpture is an object created, in any material, by the union of at least one form of metal (such as bronze) with plaster of Paris. The term sculpture covers the physical objects and artworks made from them.
Architecture is a form of contemporary art that utilizes the design and creation of buildings, space, and spaces within buildings to express ideas, feelings, and concepts.
Architecture can be applied to any medium and used to create art in any form. Buildings can be built through various methods, including the use of building materials such as concrete and steel, or they can be constructed using other means such as stone or wood.
Poetry is a form of contemporary art characterized by its ability to express an individual’s innermost thoughts and the way that many different people can read them.
Poetry can be found in many forms, including haiku, sonnets, or free verse. Poets use these forms to express their feelings about life uniquely. The poems in poetry are usually short and easy to read; they can be as short as two lines or as long as twenty-four lines.
This has always been an essential part of Western culture, but there were fewer formalized ways for musicians to express themselves before modern music began being created in the late 20th century.
Today, musicians use many different media types to create their work: they can make music using traditional instruments like violins or drums and make songs using computers.
This is a form of art that uses language to create a work of art.
Literature is not limited to books or stories. It can also be found in other forms, including poems, plays, and novels.
Dance can be used to express the artist’s feelings, ideas, and even political beliefs. Dance may also be used to communicate with others more efficiently than through verbal speech or writing.
The best way to understand dance is to watch it performed by an expert dancer. You can see how the dancer moves their body in such a way as to tell a story or communicate an idea.
Contemporary art has improved dramatically in the last few decades. The forms of contemporary art are constantly evolving and changing, with new styles being introduced each year.
What to Consider when buying a second hand camera
As a consumer, it’s your responsibility to check and confirm that you are buying a product that meets or exceeds your expectations. You need to consider the price. Is the price too low for the item? If it’s unreasonably low, there may be something amiss. If a deal looks too good, it typically is. This is especially true if you are buying it sight unseen like most online purchases.
Here are some of the top things you need to check for when you are buying second-hand or surplus equipment:
1. The Camera Body
The first thing you want to check for is the body of the camera. You want to consider the condition of the camera body. Is it dented? Is it scuffed? If there is a lot of physical damage to the body, you can bet that the camera was dropped and mishandled. This is a major red flag. You also want to unscrew the cap to check for the lens area. You’ll want to look at the mirror and focus screen too. Try to see if there is any residual oil there.
You want to look closely at all of the screens and other sensitive areas of the camera. You don’t want to find any signs of oil because it could dictate that the internals of the camera are faulty. Try to position the camera facing downwards and use a flashlight to look inside.
2. Shutter Count
The shutter on a camera can be compared to a car’s mileage. You want to check to see how many times the shutter has been used. This can tell you how often the camera was used. It’s always best to avoid buying a camera that has a high shutter count especially if it’s consumer-grade equipment. Cameras that are meant for consumers aren’t meant to last nearly as long as professional-grade equipment.
You want to check the sensors too. You can take a test shot with the camera between f16 and f22. Try to shoot at the sky. You’ll want to zoom out and zoom in to check if there are any noticeable blemishes that you can see. You can check for anything from lines to scratches to see if the sensor has been damaged.
It’s not necessarily a dealbreaker if the lenses show signs of scuffing or wear on the outer shell. However, you want to ensure the lenses continue to fit tightly. You also want them to turn smoothly. It’s a good idea to check for any internal fogging as it can tell you if there are smears inside and you also want to ensure there is no dust trapped inside. You can connect the lenses directly to the camera body and test them out. You want the autofocus to lock on quickly. If it takes a long time, there could be something wrong.
5. Aperture Blades
You want to check the aperture blades. You can do this by pushing the lever that’s at the rear end of the lenses. Some lenses do not have these. However, if they do, you’ll want it to operate smoothly.
6. Focus Sharpness
It’s always a good idea to check for the sharpness of the photos it takes. You can use a test chart to do this easily. You’ll want to place the chart directly on a wall and place the camera on a still surface like a tripod. From there, you can take some shots using a remote or self-timer. Once you have the shots, zoom in and see if it focuses properly.
You want to avoid buying any equipment that has been overly used in humid environments. Humidity can be a real problem for camera equipment. The lenses likely have mold and fungus if they have been exposed to them for too long. Look for web-like patterns on the lenses to check for this.
8. Second-Hand Accessories
You are going to want to check to see if the camera comes with all of the much-needed accessories that you will be using. This includes all of the charging cables, lens caps, and more. It’s always a good idea to find cameras that come with even more after-market or officially branded accessories. However, it’s not necessary. It can save you money, however.
You’ll want to ensure all of the accessories are compatible. You want the flashes and everything to work with the intended model.
9. How To Test The Equipment
It’s always a good idea to start taking as many shots as you can in different lighting conditions and more. You want to take over 100 shots. Try to shoot some macro shots, some medium-range, and some long-range shots. See if everything comes out to your liking.
10. Refurbished Lenses
It’s always possible to score some great deals on refurbished lenses. Buying any camera equipment second-hand can save you a lot of money. However, you do need to know what to look out for and what to avoid. Use the tips in this article to save plenty of money that you can use to get great photography equipment at massive savings.
Writing Contest In Canada Elegant Literature Magazine
This contest invites you to explore forgotten lands, whatever that means to you. Fantasy, contemporary, romance, crime. All genres are welcome.
1st place: $3,000 USD. Free enrollment in the New Novelist Accelerator.
2nd – 10th: 10c/word and publication.
11th – 35th: $20 USD and an honorable mention in the magazine.
The contest opens at 12:01 am EST on September 1st.
The contest closes at 11:59 pm EST on September 30th.
Winners will be announced on November 1st.
Open to everyone except Canadian writers
Minimum 500 words and maximum 2000 words.
The Judge will choose the winner based on:
Structure & Flow
Quality of Writing
Most famous artworks of all time
Multiple artworks marked the history and remained as one of the most famous artwork of all time. The artworks of either Leonardo da Vinci or Van Gogh
1-The Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa is a portrait painted by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. This artwork is considered a masterpiece of the Renaissance period. You can say that is the most famous one. it is right now exposed In Louvre Museum. This artwork did not reveal of its secrets especially the enigmatic expressions of the Mona Lisa.
Medium: Oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel.
Period: 1503 and 1506.
Exposition: Louvre Museum, Paris France.
2-The Starry Night
The Starry Night is an artwork achieved by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. This artwork was painted in 1889, it reflects the view from Vincent van Gogh’s room in his depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room in France. This artwork contains an imaginary village making the artwork more special.
Exposition: Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
3- Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring is an artwork of the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. This artwork dates back to c. 1665. The artwork is an oil painting. The artwork became famous in the 20th century. It is currently exposed in the Mauritshuis in The Hague in Netherland since 1902.
Exposition: Mauritshuis in The Hague in Netherland.
4- The Kiss (Klimt)
The Kiss is an artwork of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. The artist used oil-on-canvas with added gold leaf as a medium. It was achieved between 1907 and 1908. You can find the artwork now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere, Vienna.
Medium: oil-on-canvas with added gold leaf
Period: 1907 and 1908
Exposition: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere, Vienna.
5- The Last Supper (Leonardo)
The Last Supper is an artwork of the artist Leonardo da Vinci. dated to c. 1495–1498. mural painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1495–1498. The painting is a scene of the Last Supper of Jesus together with the Twelve Apostles. This artwork is characterised by a great mastery of the space making it one of the most recognisable. You can find this artwork exposed in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan.
Medium: Oil Mural painting.
Exposition: Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy.
6-The Son of Man
The Son of Man (French: Le fils de l’homme) is a 1964 painting by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. It is perhaps his best-known artwork.
Magritte painted it as a self-portrait. The painting consists of a man in an overcoat and a bowler hat standing in front of a low wall, beyond which are the sea and a cloudy sky. The man’s face is largely obscured by a hovering green apple. However, the man’s eyes can be seen peeking over the edge of the apple. Another subtle feature is that the man’s left arm appears to bend backwards at the elbow.
Medium: Oil on canvas;
Exposition: Private collection.
7-Van Gogh self-portrait
Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh painted a self-portrait in oil on canvas in September 1889. The work, which may have been Van Gogh’s last self-portrait, was painted shortly before he left Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France. The painting is now exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Medium: Oil on canvas;
Exposition: Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
8- Salvator Mundi (Leonardo)
Salvator Mundi or ”Savior of the World” is a painting of the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1499–1510. Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered, restored, and added in a major exhibition of Leonardo’s work at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–2012.
Medium: Oil on walnut panel;
Exposition: The National Gallery, London.
9-Lady with an Ermine
The Lady with an Ermine is a portrait painting widely attributed to the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. Dated to c. 1489–1491, the work is painted in oils on a panel of walnut wood. Its subject is Cecilia Gallerani, a mistress of Ludovico Sforza , Duke of Milan; Leonardo was painter to the Sforza court in Milan at the time of its execution.
Medium: Oil on walnut panel;
Exposition: Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland
10- American Gothic (Wood), Grant Wood
American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood in the Friends of American Art Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood was inspired by an atypical house designed in a medieval European style whose details caught his eye, including the presence of an upper window with three pointed arches, similar to those of Gothic churches
Medium: Oil on beaverboard;
Exposition: Art Institute of Chicago.
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Anime Drawing contest Art street monthly contest Japan
Overview: The Anime Drawing Contest is a monthly contest organized by Art Street, a community of artists and creators in Japan. The contest aims to showcase the talents of anime and manga artists around the world and provide them with a platform to showcase their skills.
Deadline: The deadline for the contest varies each month, so it’s best to check the Art Street website for the current month’s deadline.
Eligibility: The contest is open to anyone who is interested in anime and manga drawing, regardless of their age, nationality, or professional status.
Submission: To enter the contest, you need to create an original anime or manga drawing based on the theme of the month. The drawing must be in a digital format and submitted through the Art Street website.
Prize: The prizes for the contest vary each month. Generally, the top three winners will receive cash prizes, and their winning entries will be featured on the Art Street website and social media pages. The first-place winner will also receive a certificate of recognition.
Application link: You can find the application link and more information about the contest on the Art Street website. The link to the contest page is: https://medibang.com/contest/artstreet/