Meet Damien Hirst in London

damien hirst challenge qatar

The Damien Hirst Challenge is offering artists in Qatar the chance to win an all expenses trip to London, where you’ll then go to Damien Hirst’s studio in Gloucestershire and make a spin painting with the artist. To enter you have to submit an artwork that is based on Damien Hirst’s exploration of life and death. The competition is in connection to the Damien Hirst exhibition in Qatar, Relics at the Al Riwaq Doha.Continue Reading

Moran Prizes in Australia

doug moran art competition

Entries close on the 25th of this month for the Moran prizes in Australia. It’s one of the more popular art competitions around with a total of $300,000 up for grabs. The prizes include the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes. Painter Ben Quilty will be one of the judges for the portrait prize, so I’m thinking if you do painterly paintings you probably should enter.Continue Reading

Art Calendar Magazine Self-Portrait Contest

The Art Calendar magazine is accepting entries for their self portrait magazine cover competition. I’m not sure if artists outside of the United States can enter, but I entered it anyway. Entries are submitted online and it’s free to enter, so it was pretty easy.

Here’s my self portrait entry..Continue Reading

Win a Chair for your Studio or Office

Update: Thanks for entering the chair giveaway everyone. Entries have closed and my friend just chose the winner.

I’m sitting at my computer on an office chair that almost has historical significance and is falling apart as I write, but I’m not eligible to enter the Art News Blog office chair giveaway!

The kind people at CSN Office Furniture will send one of the chairs below to the winner, but you have to be based in the USA or Canada.Continue Reading – The $250,000 Art Prize

ArtPrize has created some debate among artists recently. The Grand Rapids, Michigan based art prize is offering the winning artist $250,000, 2nd place $100,000, 3rd place $50,000 and $7000 for the next 7 artists.

That much money on offer gets a lot of attention from artists and the media, but the thing that artists are discussing most is the judging process; there is none. OK, not none, but the public vote for the winner. This has made many artist afraid, especially conceptual artists, and I think they have good reason to be afraid as most people have no reason to be in a gallery. Continue Reading

Win a Damien Hirst Painting Worth £125,000

Want to win an original Damien Hirst painting worth £125,000? Me too, but I don’t live in the UK!

UK residents over the age of 18 can have the opportunity to win a painting by Damien Hirst or one of 20 litho prints by the artist. The Guardian’s Observer Music Monthly is teaming up with Hirst and the band The Hours to give away the painting. The painting was used to create The Hours album cover.Continue Reading