THE 2016 SEDONA ART PRIZE IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AND ENTRIES!
GRAND PRIZE: $5,000.00 USD CASH
Plus, opportunity for an exhibit of your work along with a two-week artist residency at the renowned Sedona Arts Center!
SECOND PRIZE: $1,000.00 USD CASH
THIRD PRIZE: $750.00 USD CASH
MONTHLY PRIZE: $200.00 USD CASH TO BEST IN SHOW
Enter here: www.sedonaartprize.com/registration.
THE SEDONA ART PRIZE - PAINTING CONTEST AND ARTIST PROMOTION
We would like to invite you to enter in The Sedona Art Prize, an international online painting contest open to all painters anywhere in the world who are over 18 years of age using traditional painting media: oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pencil, or mixed media. Produced through a partnership between The Sedona Arts Center and GatewayToSedona.com, its mission is the support of artists and art education projects as well as our Peace Through Art initiative, “Make Art Not War.”
You don’t need to be in Sedona because this painting contest is entirely online. We’ve made it easy for you to enter and upload a photo of your painting just using the internet.
Artwork is judged based on the appearance of the two-dimensional plane, regardless of the choice of media! You are free to use your favorite painting media.
Both representational and non-representational paintings may be entered as the judges selected for this competition are versed in all styles of painting. A new judge is selected each month.
A year-long painting competition, the Sedona Art Prize began in August 2016 and runs through July 2017. Each month, 12 finalists are selected by a judge who is an accomplished art professional. One monthly Best in Show painting wins $200 cash, plus 11 finalist paintings are selected and posted online by the 20th of the following month. At the conclusion of 12 months, cash award winners are selected from a total of 144 finalists: Grand Prize, $5000 ; Second Prize, $1000; Third Prize, $750. In addition to monthly and year-end cash prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also be offered the opportunity for a 2 week residency in Sedona, Arizona through the Sedona Arts Center (to be completed in 2018).
Certificate of Recognition Awarded to Finalists. Monthly Finalists and Best in Show winners also receive a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment. We mail the certificate to the artist whereever he or she lives around the world.
The Sedona Art Prize / Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition is not just your average painting contest. It is first and foremost an artist promotion, a special broadcasting of artist paintings to new collectors and art enthusiasts around the world. Each painting receives it's own search-optimized, stand-alone page — essentially a full page ad for each painting — with complete contact information and link to the artist's website. Artists input their own full description, explaining what inspired their work, short bio, listing of accomplishments, and video if available. Originals or print reproductions may be offered for sale; painting pages are designed to be searchable on Google and other search engines; sales are 100% the artist's, with no commission or fee retained by the competition. Paintings entered are exhibited online during all months of the year-long competition and are further posted in social media channels, ensuring that views of each painting increase exponentially over time.
Each full page per painting entry is $10. If you would like to promote your work even more, add $5 for a specially promoted post: we do a paid post in Facebook (reaching all new viewers), along with rotation of your painting throughout SedonaArtPrize.com and its home page for the duration of the competition.
If you enter 5 or more paintings in a single month, we offer you an "Artist Spotlight," a special article about you and your latest news along with a sampling of your painting entries. As with your paintings, the article stays online with us for the duration of the competition — an even greater level of promotion for you and your work.
There is also a one-time registration fee of $25, good for all months of the competition.
FORMERLY THE GATEWAY TO SEDONA ARTIST COMPETITION
The Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition launched in 2014 with the goal to promote artists while raising funds to help children in Central America obtain art supplies and instruction. Gateway To Sedona joined forces with Sedona Arts Center in order to reach more artists who could benefit from additional promotion of their work.
REGISTRATION AND ENTRY
To register (one-time registration, good for all months of the first annual competition), click Enter Now in the top menu. Already registered? Log in (your email is your user name, password is the one you signed up with) and jump to "Add Painting." The Add Painting button only displays after you are registered and logged in. You can always find it in the top menu of our page. If you already see it at the top of the page when you visit the website, it means you are already logged in.