Art Call | Identity - Portrait Competition

Art Call | Identity - Portrait Competition

Open Call

Aug. 02, 2019
Antioch/United States
Deadline Jul. 20, 2019
Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Competition
Digital, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printm...
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Art Call | Identity - Portrait Competition


Portrait Competition | Identity

Welcome artists! We are releasing this new call to focus on portraits and identity. What does this mean? Well here are some of the ideas we have been toiling with:


Portraiture is an ancient art and has been used to represent status, wealth, importance and clout. We want you to explore the portrait and make it more. Who is this person we are looking at? What are they like? What do they do? Help us to imagine what it would be like to have a conversation with this person. Give context clues in the details, background, clothing or use of mediums. Be expressive and show us your style and interpretation of the human image. We will be looking for portraits that focus on the identity of the individual.



Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting your entries:

We are looking for entries that speak emotionally and visually to us. We want to see the evidence of your creative decisions and style. Portraits do not need to be literal; as we will be accepting abstract, surreal and also representational art pieces. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.


Submit your work

February 25th 2019- July 20th 2019


This is an exclusively online gallery event.


Grand Prize $75

Honorable Mention $40

Double Take $20

Popular Vote (To Be Determined)

Submission Prices

Single Submission $7

Three Submissions $18

Entrance Price & Information

It is our goal to keep submission prices low in order to accommodate artists from all financial backgrounds. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces for this event. Payments will be processed through our PayPal account which can be accessed on our webpage.

Our Process

Each submission will be reviewed by our team and you will receive an email confirmation for the status of each of your submissions. We will be judging entries based on Creativity, Technique, Vision and Theme. There will be an open voting segment of the show for the Popular Vote award. We will announce all winners shortly after its conclusion. If you are the winner of any of our prizes, we will be contacting you for payment information; so keep an eye out. If you would like to learn more about our process, visit us online



Sydnie Paoli-Sherman Sherman
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