Call for artists and writers: ArtAscent is now accepting submissions for the international call for artists themed “Unknown.”
A concept that is beyond the range of one’s knowledge, experience, or understanding. A thing that is strange, unfamiliar, and obscure. A place that is not discovered, explored, or identified. A person that is not famous, not seen, not heard. A feeling that is silent, not shared. The unknown – captured in image and word. To which unknowns will you give form?
All artists 18 years and older can apply. Submitted work can include visual art – paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, digital, printmaking, installations, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and other 2- and 3-dimensional media – and written art – fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s).
All work is evaluated based on the vision as relates to the submission theme. Submissions including diverse interpretations of the theme will be considered. The beauty of art is that 100 artists can look at the same thing and interpret it in completely unique ways. That’s what can make it breathtaking. When you apply online, there is an ‘artists statement’ portion where you can provide context for your art and briefly explain how it relates to the theme. Share your interpretation and you might be professionally reviewed and profiled, and/or be published in ArtAscent Journal of Art & Literature.
The submission process includes application fee, application form, submission review and jurying, article editing, and selected artists publication in ArtAscent magazine, website and online social media. Each call is juried independently, so previously selected artists have equal opportunity of being selected again. The focus is on creating a strong and diverse collection of work that explores the call theme.
Deadline April 30, 2015
All selected artists and writers receive publication in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal; are showcased, along with website links, in an online exhibition on the ArtAscent website for at least two years; and, are promoted on the ArtAscent Facebook and Twitter feeds. Selected artists are featured as follows:
Gold Visual Artist (1)
Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Gold Artist section with an accompanying professional review/profile written by our art writer including your bio, your artwork, and your website link.
Gold Writer Artist (1)
Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Gold Writer section with an accompanying professional review/profile written by our art writer including your bio, your writing and your website link.
Silver Visual Artist (1)
Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Silver Artist section with an accompanying professional review/profile written by our art writer including your bio, your artwork, and your website link.
Bronze Visual Artist (1)
Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Bronze Artist section with an accompanying professional review/profile written by our art writer including your bio, your artwork, and your website link.
Distinguished Artists (17-27 visual artists, 2-6 writer artists)
Featured in ArtAscent Magazine Distinguished Artist section with your artwork and your website link.
At least 17 Distinguished visual artists will be published, but depending on entries, we may select and publish up to 27. At least two Distinguished writer artists will be published, but depending on entries, we may select and publish up to 6.
How To Apply To This Call For Artists and Writers
Our calls for artists do not include video, sound or performance.
We do not represent artists or sell their work. Any purchase inquiries will be referred directly to the artist.
Your submission may be previously published, but must be your original creation.
All application images and stories submitted to ArtAscent remain the property of the artist and the artist retains the copyright. Applicants agree that ArtAscent may feature their submitted entry for display, marketing, promotions, and exhibition archives worldwide and for all time. We will credit each artist with their name, artwork title and media, website, photographer credit, and gallery if requested.
If the application form is not completed correctly, you may need to re-enter your information again. It’s a good idea to keep a copy of your information in case you need to use it again.
1. Be prepared with:
Your artist statement including how your images represent the call theme (200-300 words is suggested)
Your artist biography (200-300 words is suggested)
Visual artists: Your images and your image list including image title, size, medium and price | Image file size: 1500 pixels minimum on any side (The larger the file, the larger it can be in the magazine. Full pages require at least 2200 x 2750 pixels. Double page spreads require at least 4250 x 2750 pixels.) | Image file type: Jpg or PDF | Max. size of each file: 7MB | Name your image files this way: “YourName_ImageName.jpg”
Writer artists: Your article | File type: doc or txt | Max. size of each file: 7MB | Name your article files this way: “YourName_ArticleName.doc”