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|Note: To ensure objectivity and fairness artists should not contact the jurors. Any questions you may have should be directed to Dave Bown at +1 (917) 365-5265 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVE BOWN PROJECTS
We focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.
Click or touch here to find out more about Dave Bown Projects
We will organize an exhibition in a gallery space. The selected artists will be responsible to drop off or ship their work to and from the gallery. Work is not required to be for sale. Artist will receive 50% of sale price.
Up to but not limited to $10,000 USD
One (1) Grand Pirze: $5,000
Five (5) Awards of Excellence: $1,000 each
Note: Cash prizes are not purchase awards. Cash prizes are unrestricted monetary awards.
In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.
• Book Publication
The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured in a phyiscal book (see an example below). Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image of their work, caption information, etc. You will retain the copyright to your images. Our goal is to give 500 copies of the book to people in the field of visual arts that have influence, such as: museum curators, gallerist, art critics ... with an agreement that they share publicly on social media what they like. The book will be available to buy.
Publisher: Dave Bown Projects
Pages: 72; Fully illustrated
Statements by Alison Hearst, Benjamin Sutton, and Jodi Throckmorton
Dimensions: 10 × 8 inches (25 × 20 cm)
• Online Publication
The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured online (click or touch here to see an example) under Competitions on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image of their work, caption information, and a link to their website ... You will retain the copyright to your images.
Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. We will have an announcement sent via email to an aggregation of tens of thousands of subscribers (collectors, curators, galleries, museums, writers, etc.).
Each of the artists from past competitions receive thousands of views on this website. We will produce a press release (click or touch here to view a past press release) and organize opportunities for dialogue. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you.
Note: Gallery owners have contacted artists that are featured under Competitions on this website
|WHAT OUR PAST PRIZE RECIPIENTS ARE SAYING|
|"This award has been critical in funding and promotion of my art work ... the new eyes that it has brought to my work on my website and studio visits directly form the Dave Bown Projects website .... I can't thank them enough ... it's great that this competition is not about who you know ... it's just about the integrity of the work itself."
— Austin Ballard
|“Receiving an ... award from Dave Bown Projects ... afforded me the opportunity to ... buy additional supplies I needed, in particular, larger panels to paint on ... the recognition on their web site gained me more web site traffic and I got the opportunity to work with a new gallery as a direct result of the recognition from the award.”
— Brenda Hope Zappitell
|“Most recently a local museum curator approached me and invited me to participate in an exhibit ... I asked the curator ‘how did you find my work’ she said ‘the reason why I invited you to show is because of the prize from Dave Bown Projects."
— Etsuko Ichikawa
|Click or touch here to find out more about What our past prize recipients are saying|
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles, mediums, and themes are eligible.
During the previous competition, we received submissions from over 40 countries.
Note: Artists that have been exhibited or are currently being exhibited by the jurors are not eligible. Artists that have worked or are currently working with the jurors are not eligible. Employees of the [insert where jurors work here] are not eligible.
Early entries are encouraged ... Because previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.
Selection will be based on merit (your skills and abilities, via images of your work). All images will be considered and viewed by Dave Bown Projects. Dave Bown Projects reserves the right to reject a submission (images of work) at any time and for any reason.
Do not try to guess what the jurors might like ... the jurors have agreed to set aside their personal bias when they select artists.
And the jurors will not form a committee when they select artists ... which is really good news for you. In other words, If only one of the jurors likes your work ... you could be selected.
The jurors will only have access to the images of your work and a document that list a reference number, medium, and dimensions per image. We will change the file names of each of your images (e.g., c-15_0123.jpg) so that the jurors will not have access to your name, gender, ethnicity, or any impermissible criterion or circumstance.
The jurors are interested in viewing images of work from emerging artists from all styles, mediums, and themes.
Note: Past competition results are not an indication of what the results of this competition will look like ... because the jurors are different.
WHAT OUR PAST JURORS ARE SAYING
|“Mr. Bown is a well-respected patron of museums and individual artists ... I applaud his investment in supporting emerging artists.”
— Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
|“The artists who applied to Dave Bown Projects capture the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary art today.”
— Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York
|“Dave Bown Projects ... rewards innovation with the kind of unrestricted generosity and opportunity that has become all too rare in today's market-driven art culture.”
— Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
|Click or touch here to find out more about What our past jurors are saying
The list of 25 artists, images, caption information, and press release will be posted after TBD under Competitions on this website ... so mark your calendar now. The prize recipients may receive a phone call. All artists that enter a submission will be notified after TBD via email.
A non-refundable entry fee is required with your submission. There are no additional fees.
4 images for $40 USD, 7 images for $60 USD, 12 images for $90 USD
Please note the following options for payment of your entry fee:
• You can pay your entry fee using PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to use your debit or credit card to pay your entry fee using PayPal, simply click or touch one of the Pay Now buttons below. A new secure browser window will open up, which may take a few moments depending on your internet connection speed ... then click or touch Pay with Debit or Credit Card.
|• If you have a PayPal account, you can send money to email@example.com or 917-365-5265
• If you have a PayPal account, you can send money to Dave Bown Projects via the secure URL below:
• You can call us at +1 (917) 365-5265 and we can securely process your debit or credit card. Or we can call you at your preferred time. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, time zone, and the best time to call (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening).
After you pay your entry fee, copy and paste your Unique Transaction ID (e.g., 2JJ26549JM340074E) or Receipt Number (e.g., 1782-5181-1974-4707) into your Entry Form below:
We look forward to viewing images of your work.
• Pay your Entry Fee
• Complete and Submit your Entry Form
• Tell your Friends and Colleagues about this competition
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your submission.
+1 (917) 365-5265