Afternoon everyone! I have a few things to share with you today. First, I received an email from Ms. Carolina Corilo, Competition Coordinator for New York Art Competition (NYAC) and she sent me this email, along with this press release listed below.
Inspiration from Isolation
Online Fine Art Competition
Your FREE opportunity to inspire the world!
Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the FREE art competition ‘Inspiration from Isolation’. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure and promote their career. Inspired by the spirit of our founder, Miki Stiles, Agora Gallery is responding to the challenge faced by artists during these unprecedented times. We are creating an opportunity for everyone to engage on a digital platform.
According to Gallery Director Sabrina Gilbertson, “We were all stunned by the Coronavirus and thrown into a confusing new state of existence. Artists are home, disconnected from their regular daily lives and we’ve had to close our doors. These are strange times indeed but out of times like these, inspiration arises!” In the mid-eighties when Stiles set out to exhibit her amazing silk screens she found it difficult getting into an art gallery without a collector base and previous exhibitions. To overcome such obstacles, she opened her own co-op gallery and provided artists with various opportunities, one being art competitions. Pre-internet the postal service was the star, dropping on slides of artists’ works as the competition’s jurors were smoking in the
gallery’s backroom viewing these submissions. Agora has moved forward from those nostalgic times with a sophisticated online platform that allows the gallery to manage a variety of art competitions through the NYArtCompetitions.com platform.
For more than thirty-five years, Agora Gallery has been driven by the goal of creating opportunities for emerging artists, allowing them to exhibit their work in the gallery and participate in various competitions. It is with that same spirit that Agora sponsors this exciting new digital competition that will feature:
Online exposure – Each weekday 3 artists will be selected by our staff. We will display one artwork by each artist on our social media platforms and our website.
Free entries to our regular competitions – Each weekend our visitors will vote online and the top 5 places will get a free entry code to the competition of their choice
Annual Digital Representation – Every two weeks we will award one of the top artists with annual digital representation
The 2020 competition is going digital and you may enter daily.
For information on submitting your work and entering this exciting competition go to:
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery
space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.
I’m guessing the competition is still going, but if you’re interested, please click on the link above. More to come!
Featured and other images: NYAC, Agora Gallery, & unknown