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$10,000 in Cash Prizes – Dave Bown Projects
Jurors: Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Dominic Molon, Curator, RISD Museum; Marina Pacini, Curator, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
Dave Bown Projects
The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.
$10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).
In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.
What our past prize recipients are saying
“receiving an unrestricted monetary award is extra money, and extra money is art money. i didn’t spend it slowly. i spent it immediately. i bought two things that i needed: 5 days in a darkroom and a roll of 40″ photographic paper. the large photographs that i’ve created recently have become some of my most successful work thus far.”
— Liz Nielsen
“Receiving an unrestricted monetary award from Dave Bown Projects was a very pleasant surprise for me. It afforded me the opportunity to be able to buy additional supplies I needed, in particular, larger panels to paint on. Also, the recognition on their web site gained me more web site traffic and I got the opportunity to work with a new gallery as a direct result of the recognition from the award.”
— Brenda Hope Zappitell
The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured under Competitions on the DaveBownprojects.com website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to their website. You will retain the copyright to your images.
Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. We will have an announcement sent via email to an aggregation of tens of thousands of subscribers (artists, collectors, curators, galleries, museums, writers). We will have a share button on each page of this website so that you and everyone else will be able to share content with friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Each of the artists from past competitions receive thousands of views on this website. We will produce a press release and organize opportunities for dialogue. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you and / or your gallery.
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible. During the previous competition, we received submissions from over 40 countries.
Note: Artists that have been exhibited by the jurors are not eligible. Artists that have worked with the jurors are not eligible.
Employees of Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Rhode Island School of Design; and RISD Museum are not eligible.
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.
Selection will be based on merit (your skills and abilities, via images of your work). All images will be considered and viewed by Dave Bown Projects. Dave Bown Projects reserves the right to reject a submission (images of work) at any time and for any reason.
Contest Prize & TERMS
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COPYRIGHT: You will retain the copyright to your images USAGE RIGHTS: The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured under Competitions on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to their website
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