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Ebb and Flow: Wildlife and Water, Call for Art


Enter Wild Heart Gallery's art competition: Ebb and Flow


White Tara, by Sarah Soward. Cropped image of a painting of a prismatic one horned rhinoceros in water with lotus blossoms.
White Tara, by Sarah Soward

Ebb and Flow: Wildlife and Water is an art exhibition about water and the animals that live in around this precious resource.


Submit your artwork of aquatic animals, sea birds, fish, amphibians, water bugs, crustaceans, and the like. We encourage you to use your imagination and be creative with your submissions.


There is a special award added for this exhibition: Artivism Award. This award is for artwork that speaks to animal activism and/or water conservation. See the full list of awards below.


We are looking for work that falls into a variety of art style and genre categories: Abstraction, Surrealism, Realism, Pop Art, Expressionism, Assemblage, and more!


This call for art is open to all international artists age 18 or over and working in any medium (except video and sound art). A wide range of genres and styles is desired. Our mission is to promote wildlife and animal art in both non-traditional and traditional forms. People have been creating art about animals for millennia. We exist to honor, promote, and uplift it.


As always, art may include more than just animals and insects. Feel free to incorporate humans, objects, landscapes, shapes, space, or anything else. The work just needs to fit the theme.


Be as literal or as creative with the theme as you like. Originality is one of the components we use to score entries.


CATEGORIES


  • Digital Art (includes digitally manipulated photographs)

  • Drawing and Pastels

  • Mixed Media

  • Painting

  • Printmaking

  • Sculpture


AWARDS


Best in Show ($75 cash award)

Overall Runner Up ($25 cash award)

Overall Honorable Mentions

Special Merit Awards

Best in Category

Artivism Award (New!)


IMPORTANT DATES


Deadline for Entries: February 20, 2023

Notification of Jury Results: On or before March 1, 2023

Virtual Show Dates: March 2023



ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS


All entries must be the original artwork of the submitting artist.

Entries will be evaluated based on originality, technique, skill, relevance to theme, and quality of work. Please submit a quality image of the work for jurying. We can't review blurry art.

Artwork entered in our competitions is not required to be for sale. Any inquiries about a piece will be directed to the artist. We do not take any commission.


Policy: No nudity (private parts must be covered), no profanity, no animal cruelty, no gore, and no political artwork will be accepted for jury. Topics of animal conservation and environmental protection are not considered political for the purposes of Wild Heart Gallery.

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS


You may submit up to 4 images.

*For sculpture entries only, you may submit up to 3 additional views per piece.

  • Accepted File Types: JPG, PNG, GIF

  • Maximum File Size: 5 MB

  • Minumum File Size: 100 KB

  • Minimum Image Width or Height: 1000 px

This is an art competition. Only the award recipients will be in the online group exhibition.

Artwork for the exhibition will be selected by industry professionals, referred to as jurors. The jurors will vote based on the number of entries, criteria for this event (theme), originality, technique, skill, and quality of work.



Entry Fees (non-refundable):

  • $12 for 1-2 images

  • $15 for 3-4 images


AWARDS

Best in Show

Overall Runner Up

Overall Honorable Mentions

Special Merit Awards

Best in Category

Artivism Award


Best in Show receives $75 cash award and promotion on the following: Art Base, Art Week, Wild Heart Gallery’s (WHG's) growing social media and other online media channels, WHG's eNewsletter, and WHG's home page (for duration of the exhibition).


Overall Runner Up receives $25 cash award and promotion on the following: Wild Heart Gallery’s (WHG's) growing social media and other online media channels, and WHG's eNewsletter.


All award recipients receive promotion on Wild Heart Gallery’s (WHG's) growing social media/other online media channels and WHG's eNewsletter and inclusion in a virtual group exhibition that lasts at least one month.


EntryThingy is our art competition app of choice for Wild Heart Gallery. Please login or sign up below to apply to this open call for art.






TERMS OF ENTRY FOR ENTRANTS

Artist Entry Requirements:

  • Competitions are open to all artists age 18 or older

  • Entries must follow each individual competition theme

  • Each piece must be an original or a sold original

  • Entries must fit the selected medium requirement

  • Competitions are international

  • Files must be in JPG, GIF, or PNG format

  • Files may not exceed 5MB

  • Artwork images must be professionally photographed: cropped, no glare, no frames, no watermarks. Image quality really makes a difference.

  • Not mandatory, but it is preferred that artwork be completed within the last 2 years

  • Artwork must not have been included in Wild Heart Gallery's shows within the last 6 months.

  • Entry fee based on the competition

  • Entry fees are non-refundable. No exceptions

Note: Wild Heart Gallery does not sell artwork; we promote it.


Jury Selection:

Jury Selection begins within 7 days after final entry date and ends within 15 days after final entry date.

Award recipients are the entered into an online group award exhibition that is published at a date sometime after final entry date.

The Jurors and Jury Process:

The Juror(s) of the art competition are art industry professionals.

There are several criteria for selection for the award exhibition. These include relevance to the theme, appropriate medium, originality, quality of work, technique, and technical skill. The goal is to have a cohesive, high quality virtual art exhibition that embraces various genres of animal and wildlife art. To make the experience enjoyable and worthwhile to artists, visitors, and more, we strive to select and display the artwork that best represents animal and wildlife art today. Please remember that this is a competition; only the best art will be selected for exhibition. Not all art that was entered will be included.

Copyright:

The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.





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