The 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes exhibition will take place during Art Basel in Miami. This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. The quality of the original artwork, photography and wearable artwork in these shows has been “museum quality”. The Rickie Report shares the details of the Call For Art and Photography and Wearable Art and some peeks at previous participants. The Deadline for this prestigious exhibit is October 8, 2017. Entries are open to Young Artists and Adult Artists.
Call to Artists and Photographers
Enter the 2017
Fine Art & Photography Contest
The 5th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:
Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.
This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. We received many compliments on the quality of the work in the shows with some pieces being appreciated as “museum quality”.
“Leitah” Sculpture covered with Ammo by Mary Engel. All Rights Reserved.
We are thrilled that the ENDANGERED Contest is attracting artists and photographers of the highest caliber. In recognition of the high standard of entries we are retitling the contest as:
The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.
It is wonderful to see fine artists and fine art photographers focusing on the issues facing endangered/threatened species or habitats. We are grateful that they use their creativity and skill to draw attention to these critical issues. We would like to encourage all fine artists and fine art photographers to enter the contest and we will continue to do our best to publicize their art and the issues that their work highlights.
This global, juried, online contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered /threatened species or habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either
- Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species or habitats
- Illustration of the threats facing endangered/threatened species or habitats.
Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.
“Harambe” Acrylic painting by Lise Yust. All Rights Reserved.
Why Enter the Contest?
Here are some of the reasons to enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:
Cash Prizes for winners. A total of $7,000 in prize money is awarded.
Places In The Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week are offered to the best pieces entered. We show approximately 50 pieces. All artists are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to the evening receptions.
Wearable Art and Jewelry pieces selected for exhibition in Miami will be photographed on a model against a green screen with appropriate background. Photographs will be made available to the artists.
Shark Shawl by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia. All Rights Reserved.
Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year.
Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We boost a selection of the pieces posted to Facebook so that they reach a larger audience. Additionally, from time to time selected images of orangutans and chimpanzees will be featured on the Center for Great Apes Facebook page, with appropriate attribution.
Curator’s Choice: Each year the Curator selects and purchases her choice of a piece either from the Contest or from the Show.
Advertising Features: Selected pieces will be offered a place in our advertising campaigns both online and in print media. This has the potential to present your work to a new and broad audience. Specific permission will be sought in advance and the image will be used with the title, artist’s name and All Rights Reserved.
“Mountain Gazelles” Photograph by Kristen Hines. All Rights Reserved.
Special Prizes: A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.
The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.
Miami Exhibition Theme: One or two images will be offered the opportunity of being the theme for the Miami exhibition and will be featured in advertising and posters as well as receive a prominent position in the exhibition.
Featured Tee Shirt Design: One image will be selected as the image for our 2017 Exhibition Tee Shirt on sale at the exhibition. The image will have the appropriate attribution, and specific permission to use the image will be requested. The artist will receive one of the tee shirts.
“Grape Ape” Recycled paint and card by Young Artists Scout Dingman, Sidney Scholl, Sophie Brandimarte, James Gorman and Gracie Gorman. All Rights Reserved. Tee shirt design ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2016.
Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.
Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes. Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.
Contest Entry and Prize Money
To facilitate artists entering more of their work, we have adjusted our entry procedure so that now two images (i.e. two different pieces of art) can be submitted for the single entry fee of $35.
We have increased the prize money offered in the two major categories of Fine Art (including Wearable Art, Jewelry and Sculpture) and Fine Art Photography. A total of $3,250 will be awarded in both categories. Prize-winning art plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 6-9th, 2017.
Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 for each entry. We offer discounts to educators wishing to involve their classes in the contest. A total of $500 in prize money will be awarded in this category.
Exhibition in Miami
The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition will be held December 6-9th at the offices of Dade Heritage Trust, 190 Southeast 12th Terrace, Miami 33131. We are grateful to Christine Rupp, Director of the Dade Heritage Trust for her support and for allowing us to stage our show in this historic building. The building has a newly fitted gallery space, with ample parking nearby, restaurants, a great view and a fabulous terrace.
Entries will be selected for the exhibition based on:
The judge’s scores
How the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.
Photography © Jon Norris 2016. All Rights Reserved.
All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.
ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. All ENDANGERED events are funded either through commercial sponsorship or through private donations.
The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue related to this Contest.
“Louie” Photograph by Phoenix. All Rights Reserved.
Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.
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