MidWk Update: NYAC Artist Relief Art Competition


Good Afternoon! I know it’s been a minute, but things are beginning to get a whole lot busy. I just got another email from Carolina Corilo, Competition Coordinator for New York Art Competitions. Here, read below…


In collaboration with:


Art competition in support of fellow artists during the COVID-19 crisis.
ALL proceeds will be donated to art relief funds.



In loving memory of Agora Gallery’s Executive Director Eleni Cocordas, who has passed away on May 1st, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. 9, Agora Gallery is announcing a charitable call for artists: “Art United –Together We Stand”. Fine artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for a chance to be selected for promotional awards designed to boost their careers. ALL proceeds will be donated to the partners of the initiative: Japan Society and the New York Foundation for the Arts.’

Accepted mediums are painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print.
The Competition is accepting entries between May 21st and June 30th, with results being announced on July
27th. The entry fee starts at $15 and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the partners of our initiative: Japan
Society and the New York Foundation for the Arts. The awards include exhibition space in Agora Gallery’s booth during Artexpo New York, a digital representation package with the Gallery, personal artist websites, and free entry coupons for a fine art competition. “Inspired by Eleni’s dedication and knowledge, with a career in the New York art market spanning over three decades, we felt it was our mission to honor her memory this way. Since 1984, our gallery has been driven by the goal of creating opportunities for emerging artists, so it is in the same spirit that we have reached out to the partners for our competition, to offer our support in challenging times like this.”
Sabrina Gilbertson, Agora Gallery Director of Marketing & PR

Our goal is to raise funds to support non-profit organizations assisting artists facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Accepted mediums are painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print.


Enter now for an opportunity to win one of these wonderful prizes and support your fellow artists.

All proceeds from the entry fees will be donated.

Deadline – June 30th
Results – July 27th


Competition Jurors

We are proud to present our distinguished panel of jurors who joined forces for this special cause and will review the competition entries.

Image source: Facebook

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our friend and colleague, Executive Director Eleni Cocordas, on May 1, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19.

Prior to joining Agora Gallery, Eleni has worked for prominent New York museums such as MoMA and the American Museum of Natural History and cultural organizations as the Japan Society. For more than twenty-five years she has specialized in collaborations with artists on site-specific installations and traveling exhibitions, for which she has traveled the world over.

Since joining Agora Gallery in 2017, Eleni has applied her experience and in-depth knowledge of art to oversee and manage the gallery, network with the artists, as well as supervise our fine art competitions.

She will be greatly missed! Our deepest condolences to the family. You are welcome to visit Facebook and leave a comment if you’d like.

For those interested, go to this page:

Enjoy your Wednesday, be healthy, be safe, and be blessed!


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