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Up Close Art Competition

Let the world see your art “up close” in a group show in New York City. Five Grand Prize winners will win the opportunity to exhibit their work as well as $750 cash, with additional cash prizes for Second and Third place finalists.

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It’s free to enter and free to join Orangenius.

Enter works in one of the following five categories:

Just like our platform, the Orangenius Art Competition is simple and rewarding. Apply with these easy steps:

Register for a FREE Orangenius account and complete the following:

  1. Provide a brief Artist Statement (Located in your Orangenius Bio)
  2. Upload a minimum of three and a maximum of five works for consideration in any category.
    • Add a title, description, and category for each work.
  3. Compile the three to five works into a Portfolio. (You may submit only one Portfolio per category)
    • Add a Portfolio title, description, and the keyword UpCloseOG.

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018.

IMPORTANT: You must add the UpCloseOG keyword to your portfolio or your work will not be entered into the competition.

If you have any questions about your submission, please refer to the Up Close Competition Rules where you will find additional details and instructions that may answer them.  If you still have questions, please contact Support.

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1ST PLACE

Up to three works submitted by five grand prize winners in each category will be shown at ORANGENIUS: UP CLOSE, a dedicated gallery show in New York City, scheduled for Fall 2018. Orangenius will cover the cost of shipping the winning pieces to New York for the show. Each grand prize category winner will also receive $750 and will be profiled on Artrepreneur.

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

2nd place winners in each category will receive $250. 3rd place winners in each category will receive $100.

THE JURORS

The competition will be judged by influential creators, curators, and gallerists from New York City institutions (to be announced soon).

  • Location and date of the Up Close exhibition will be announced in mid-July 2018.
  • Jurors will determine the contest winners by September 7, 2018.
  • Details and logistics of the gallery show and prize money distribution to be communicated to winners by September 25, 2018.

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DATES AND DEADLINES

DATES AND DEADLINES

  • Location and date of the Up Close exhibition will be announced in mid-July 2018.
  • Jurors will determine the contest winners by September 7, 2018.
  • Details and logistics of the gallery show and prize money distribution to be communicated to winners by September 25, 2018.

Click here for full competition rules and submission requirements

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Orangenius is a platform created for artists, by artists. It was designed to put control back into artists’ hands. An online platform and collaborative community for creatives, Orangenius users can show and share their work with online portfolios and ‘visual’ resumes, give and get credit for collaborative projects, find and apply to art world jobs, open calls, creative gigs, and more.