Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions are open until August 31, 2019.
More information here~ https://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

Entry is 24 GBP (approx. 31 USD) for one entry. You may submit up to two works in the same category per entry, unless you are entering an Artists’ Film, in which case you may submit one work per entry fee.

Open to entrants of all ages and nationalities.
Details~ https://graphiccompetitions.com/multiple-disciplines/the-aesthetica-art-prize-competition-2019/

The Awards are open to all artist across the world and include a Main Prize of £5,000 (approx. 6,465 USD) and an Emerging Prize of £1,000 (approx. 1,290 USD), alongside publication and exhibition.
Apply here~ https://aestheticamagazine.submittable.com/submit/133496/aesthetica-art-prize

Luxembourg Art Prize 2019~

The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).
• No age limit on submissions
• Open to amateur and professional artists
• All nationalities are eligible
• Open to artists from all the countries of the world

Entry fee to be paid by candidates is €55  ~
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/tools/currencyconverter

Call for submissions 2019~
https://www.luxembourgartprize.com/en/call-for-submissions-en/
Candidates must submit their applications electronically via the website
www.luxembourgartprize.com before April 30 at 23:59:59 (Luxembourg time)

Hispanic Artists~September 30

Dedans 2  by  Juan Downey

1964 / Color intaglio / 15 1/4”x13 3/4” / Edition of 40

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Ballerina  by  Priscilla Monge

2000 / Mixed media / 15 3/4”x9”x10 1/5” / Tate Gallery, London

Hispanic Artists~September 29

Mallasa  by  María Luisa Pacheco

1980 / Oil on canvas / 50”x39” / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection, Bogota, Colombia

 

Corona de Espina  by
Rubén Ortiz Torres

1991 / Lithograph and Woodcut
/ 20 7/8”x14 3/4”
/ Edition of 40

Hispanic Artists~September 27

Archaeological Find #22: The Aftermath  by  Raphael Montañez Ortiz

1962 / Destroyed sofa (wood, cotton, vegetable fiber, wire, and glue) on wood backing
El Museo del Barrio, New York

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La Ascensión (The Ascension)  by  Graciela Iturbide

1984 / Gelatin silver photograph / 12”x8” / Various, incl. Brooklyn Museum

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

Links to Selected Exhibits and Collections here~ https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/exhibits-and-collections/

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For more information on the artists featured in the slide show:

Judith F. Baca~ http://www.artnews.com/2017/04/19/concrete-history-chicana-muralist-judith-f-baca-goes-from-the-great-wall-to-the-museum-wall/
Daniel Martin Diaz~ http://danielmartindiaz.com/about.php
Carmen Lomas Garza~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/carmen-lomas-garza-6783
Ester Hernandez~ http://artinprint.org/article/ester-hernandez-sun-mad/
Yolanda Lopez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/lopez_y
Soraida Martinez~ https://theartguide.com/artists/soraida-martinez
Manuel Neri~ https://anderson.stanford.edu/programs-exhibitions/manuel-neri-assertion-of-the-figure/
Royal Chicano Air Force~ http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits2/archive/artists.php?op=view&id=3&media=info
Richard Serra~ https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/richard-serra
Patssi Valdez~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/patssi-valdez-7289
Emigdio Vasquez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/vasquez_brochure
Los Four~ https://latinomurals.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/losfour/

Pride Month~ June 29


Akira the Hustler (Born 1969)

Artist whose work ranges from performance art to sculpting
https://ocula.com/artists/akira-the-hustler/#!

Shirohata (White Flag) / 2004 / Lambda print / 49″x63″

Mickalene Thomas (Born 1971)
Known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickalene_Thomas

Qusuquzah, Une Très Belle Négresse #2 / 2011-12 /
Rhinestones, acrylic, and oil on wood panel / 96″x80″x2″

Pride Month~ June 27

Jerome Caja (1958-1995)
Mixed-media painter and Queercore performance artist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Caja

Portrait / c.1990 / Enamel on plastic / 5 1/4”x5 1/4”x1 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
Poet, musician, graffiti artist, and Neo-Expressionist painter
http://www.thegroundmag.com/jean-michel-basquiat-1960-1988/

Untitled / 1981 / Acrylic and oil stick on plywood / 72”x48”x15/16”

Pride Month~ June 25


Deborah Kass (Born 1952)

Multidisciplinary artist explores the intersection of pop culture & art history
http://maryryangallery.com/artists/deborah-kass/

Double Red Yentl, Split (My Elvis) / 1993 / Screenprint and acrylic on canvas / 72 1/4”x72”

Robert Gober (Born 1954)
American sculptor best known for his meticulously crafted works
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/Robert-Gober

Untitled / 1999 / Plaster, beeswax, human hair, cotton, leather, aluminum, enamel paint / 33 1/2”x40”x24 3/4”