John Moores Painting Prize 2014 – Shortlisted Artists

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Five artists have been shortlisted for the £25,000 British art competition, the John Moores Painting Prize. The 5 artists are Rae Hicks, Juliette Losq, Mandy Payne, Alessandro Raho and Rose Wylie. Past winners of the prestigious art award include David Hockney in 1967, Mary Martin in 1969, Peter Doig in 1993 and Sarah Pickstone in 2012. Out of the 5 paintings shortlisted I would go with the Rae Hicks work.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

ArtPrize.org – 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