Competition | 16-03-2021

Apply for Cambridge Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition 2021

The organisers of this year’s Cambridge Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition have extended the application deadline until 1 July and hope to hold a physical exhibition of works from 16-22 August 2021.

Artists who are affiliated with an art association, society or group, such as the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS), are invited to submit entries. Each artist must submit two works of art that best represent them as an artist.

There is no theme to the contest and all mediums of art, including photography, can be entered. Performance and video art are excluded.

Artwork size must not exceed 120cm x 120cm x 30cm for artworks to be hung on the wall. Sculptures must not exceed 150cm in height x 100cm x 100cm. The total cost of entry is £35.

Galeria Moderna, the organiser of The Cambridge Invitational Art Contest and Exhibition and The London Invitational Art Contest and Exhibition, is working in association with art supplier, Cass Art, and commercial gallery, Castle Fine Art.

Twelve winning artists will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges, each a gallery owner/manager from Cambridge or London, alongside this year’s guest judge, the artist and sculptor John Doubleday. These artists’ work will comprise the 2nd Annual Cambridge Art Contest and Exhibition 2021, and will be shown in an online exhibition hosted by Galeria Moderna and Cass Art, and a physical exhibition at Castle Fine Art’s Cambridge gallery.

Cass Art will host the winning artworks and blog interviews with the 12 winning artists on its website. Cass Art also promotes the winning artists of Sky Arts’ annual ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ TV series and The London Invitational Art Contest and Exhibition, providing excellent exposure for the successful artists.

Restrictions permitting, each winner and a guest will be invited to attend a preview and awards evening at Castle Fine Art to receive their Cambridge Invitational Art Award. The evening will include further individual awards, prizes, drinks and a chance to chat to the judges and commercial art purchasers and take part in media interviews.

For one week, the winning artworks will be exhibited for viewing and for sale, with 20% of the sales commission donated to the beneficiary charities, Arts 4 Dementia and Arts and Minds.

Should the government or Castle Fine Art feel it is unsafe to hold such an event at that time, the preview and or exhibition will be postponed to a more suitable date later in the year.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: midnight on 1 July 2021
Winners announced: 21 July 2021
Preview Exhibition & Awards Evening: 15 August 2021
Online exhibition: 16 August 2021
Physical exhibition: 16-22 August 2021.

To find out more, register and submit your entries, visit the website.

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