Dear Watercolour Society of Ireland,
One of the great opportunities of the year begins on February, 12th 2013.
Sponsored by Chelsea’s Agora Gallery, the 28th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a perfect way for artists to gain increased physical and virtual exposure for their works. A complete press release is pasted below.
For more information, please visit the competition website: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/ or email: Carolina Carilo, Competition Coordinator email@example.com
The 28th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition – Begins on February 12, 2013!
Here’s what several of the 2012 selected competition artists raved about:
“As a New Yorker I was impressed by the truly international nature of the show, and by the quality of the art.” ~ Meredith Rose
"To see my work displayed on the walls of your gallery was validating on so many levels. I have been doing art for more than 40 years and I couldn't help but feel a strong sense of satisfaction, joy, accomplishment, and personal honor. Thank you for that opportunity… Winning the competition has fueled my passion and inspired me to work harder. It has also provided me with distinction as a professional fine artist." ~ Doug DePice
“THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES to you all. The kindness and warm hellos, the great care in handling my delicate boxes and setting up all the artworks for the show was truly done with love and lots of professional care. I'm looking forward to entering again in a competition and highly recommend other artists to do the same.” ~ Giovanni Gelardi
The juror of the 2013 competition is well-known writer, reporter and art critic Anthony Haden-Guest http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/art_contest_how_to_enter.aspx.
The awards are carefully designed to aid the selected artists in promoting themselves and their work, increasing their exposure and presence in the art world. The prizes include: inclusion in an exhibition in the heart of Chelsea, New York’s famous art district; internet promotion on ART-mine.com, cash prizes, a review to be published in the contemporary fine art magazine ARTisSpectrum.
The competition details for 2013 are as follows:
• February 12, 2013 - Competition opens
• March 19, 2013 - Submission deadline
• April 10, 2013 - Results announced
• August 16th through September 5th - Exhibition for the selected artists
All visual artists worldwide who are 18 and older are invited to enter the competition. The competition is open to all media except video art, film, performance art, jewelry and crafts.
Entries are processed using an online entry system; please use high quality images to give the juror the best and most accurate impression of your work. There is a $35 entry fee for up to 5 images; $5 for each additional image.
Agora Gallery is proud to support the Children’s Heart Foundation, which contributes to research into diagnosing, treating and preventing congential heart defects, the number one birth defect in the United States, as well as providing information to families with children affected. As part of our commitment to helping art make the world a better place, Agora Gallery will donate 15% of its proceeds from the sale of artwork from the art competition exhibition to the CHF.