Enter Wild Heart Gallery's first competitive art call, Wild Art Open.
This call for art is open to all artists age 18 or over and working in any medium (except video and sound art). Submit your artwork that includes or features wild animals. A wide range of genres are desired. Our mission is to promote wildlife and animal art in both non-traditional and traditional forms.
Drawing and Pastels, Graphics and Printmaking, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
The theme for Wild Art Open is broad. Please submit your work that includes or features any wild animal. All entries must be the original artwork of the submitting artist.
Entries will be evaluated based on originality, technique, skill, and quality of work.
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.
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: 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 at least one industry professional, referred to as a juror. The juror(s) will vote based on the number of entries, criteria for this event, originality, technique, skill, and quality of work.
Entry Fees (non-refundable):
$12 for 1-2 images
$15 for 3-4 images
Best in Show
Overall Runner Up
Overall Honorable Mentions
Special Merit Awards
Best in Category
Best in Show receives $50 cash award and promotion on the following: Art Base, Art Week, Top Art Awards, 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).
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.
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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.
Not mandatory, but it is preferred that artwork be completed within the last 2 years
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 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.
The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.