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6th Annual ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Opens Call To Artists And Photographers Worldwide

The 6th Annual ENDANGERED, Art4Apes Announces a call for Artists and Photographers for the 2018 Contest!  This contest and subsequent exhibition aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats while raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.  As an incentive for early entries, the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th early entry will be awarded a FREE ENTRY!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of previous winning entries.  WE MUST STRESS:  This exhibit is also OPEN to YOUNG ARTISTS (birthdays on or after October 1, 1999).  We hope you will share this with young artists, art educators and community educators.  

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

ENDANGERED

Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018

The 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com
Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

This contest and subsequent exhibition aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

Bosque Great Egret. Oil painting by Bud Root-Michels ©2018

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018
You are invited to enter the 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either
• Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats
• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/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.

 

The Categories for entry are:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)
Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)
Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999)

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.
We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs.
We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Fine Art and Fine Art Photography Categories

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories please enter up to 2 artworks for consideration by the judges accompanied by a donation of $35 that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. If submitting 3D Artwork, please enter only one image of each Artwork. Do not submit more than one image of the same Artwork.

There is no limit on the number of entries you may make (each of two artworks for consideration). Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 5-8th, 2018. Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.

Young Artists Contest

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 USD for each entry that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. Please be sure to include your age at 1st October, 2018. Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.
Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 5-8th, 2018. Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.
All entries are published on our Facebook page and other social media and on our website at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  We will include your name, title and ©2018 Artist Name.  If you would like your website and social media handles included, please make sure to include them in your Juried Art Services details.

 

Reclaim. Photograph by Young Artist, Samantha Lewin ©2018

The contest opens 1st February, 2018

And the deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

We regret we cannot accept entries from residents of CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Quebec AND WHERE PROHIBITED by law.
Please read the contest rules in full on the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.

 

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387
Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition

Prizewinners plus a selection of entries of significant merit will be invited to exhibit in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition, December 5-8th, 2018, in Miami during Art Week. Entries will be selected based on the jury panel scores and according to how the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.
Take a look at our wonderful 2017 exhibition!

Artwork exhibited may be offered for sale, if the artist wishes, and it is up to the artist to determine the price at which it will be offered.
All sales are subject to Florida sales tax and a 30% “commission” which will be paid as a donation to the Center for Great Apes. Please read the Terms and Conditions in full either on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please bear this in mind when listing the price of your Artwork on the entry form.

We plan an active Public Relations campaign involving social media, online and print media. We will provide exhibiting artists with material that they can email to their contacts to encourage them to attend. A cocktail reception is planned and artists are encouraged to attend to meet the organizers and sponsors and discuss their work with interested visitors.

 

Proceeds:

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. 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. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own 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 relating to this Contest.

Communication:

We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

• Through our website https://www.Art4Apes.com. We post all entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can. We also post updates on the contest and exhibition.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
• You may email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.
• You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 31st, 2018 This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services. Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!

Other Benefits of Entry:

Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We credit the artist and use ©2018 to protect your rights.

Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. 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. We credit the artist and use ©2018 to protect your rights.

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 ©2018.

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 2018 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.

 

Image selected for the ENDANGERED 2017 tee shirt design
Goofy Gorilla. Watercolor by Young Artist Gavin Minard. ©2018

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.

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.

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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