Time and Seasons Competition
- Opens: November 20th 2014
- Extended Deadline: January 20th
15th2015 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time.
- Winners notified no later than February 9th 2015
- Cash Prizes awarded no later than February 14th 2015
- 1st Place Interview and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place promo features published in Exhibeo online Art Magazine no later than February 19th 2015
- Photography and 3D Sculpture are accepted in this competition
- Entry fee: start at 15$
All winners, honorable mentions as well as artists featured on Art Exhibeo ‘s “Top Tier” are heavily promoted in our social media and direct mailing marketing strategies. Our mandate is to raise awareness of our winning artists among art collectors, as well as significantly boost their general online exposure.
As always, Exhibeo Art Magazine takes a broad approach to our theme driven competitions. For this competition, we will be accepting 2D paintings, mosaic, drawings, pastels, etching,mix media photography and 3D sculpture. Any artist over 18 years of age anywhere in the world is eligible to apply. Your art can focus on either time or the seasons. Or both.
Your work can be in any genre (landscape, abstract, still life, portraiture, figurative) and executed in any "ism" (realisms, impressionism, surrealism, expressionism, abstract expressionism, minimalism, etc).
Here is a basic breakdown of the thematic elements to get the creative juices flowing...
Time is tied into the notion of being: of being born, of growth, dynamic progression and, ultimately, death. Humans have studied time from the vantage point of science, religion and philosophy since early antiquity. All three of these branches of human inquiry have long understood that the range of time cycles is as vast as the universe. Yet while time affects all things: fruit flies, humans, mountain ranges, planets, stars, and galaxies… it remains elusive. It can be expressed in a myriad of ways.
Seasons are temporal time markers that remind us that while an individual organism’s life is linear, it is part of a larger, more intricate time cycle that ultimately extends to cosmic proportions.
Seasonal cues focus our activities on specific tasks, leisure activities and religious rituals. In turn, these tasks, activities and rituals link us to our communities and cultural heritage.
For this competition, we are interested in art that ties into either time or the seasons (or both!). This means that we are open to a wide range of subject matter that relates to these themes: human activity, seasonal rituals, times of day, daily rituals, various perspectives on time - birth, death, the stages of life, moments frozen in time, a second, minute, hour, day, tectonic movement and natural erosion over eons, or cosmic space/time to list but a few of the possibilities available to you.
As we've pointed out above, there are no restrictions on genre: we are as equally open to landscapes highlighting a specific time of day or year in your part of the world as an abstract color field that transports us far, far away in the cosmos.
Note again that we are accepting photography and 3D sculpture entries as well as all 2D paintings, drawings, pastels, etching or mixed medium artwork.
We encourage all applicants to fill out the field on the submission form entitled “Tell Us About the Artwork”. Don’t describe your work (we have eyes to see). Rather, tell us the story behind the painting: What is the work about? What motivated you to paint it? If there's a reason for the materials you use, the manner in which you work, or the techniques you utilize we want to hear about it. Note that what you have to say about your art has a big impact on how the Jury panel judges your work. Also bear in mind that even if you don’t win the competition, you might end up being featured on our “Top Tier” list where we highlight your art, the explicative text you sent us and a direct link back your website.
Below is an awesome gallery compiled from the long history of art that touches upon Time and Seasons… there is no commercial motive for posting these works. We include them for your edification.