The ArtSlant Prize, now in its 6th year, is given to emerging and mid-career artists that exhibit great potential and commitment to their artistic practice and whose work helps advance contemporary aesthetic, conceptual, and political discourses. Previous winners include Julie Davidow, Michael Zelehoski, Chantel Foretich, Robert Minervini, Holly Murkerson, Veronica Bruce, Robin Kang and others. As part of this program, three to four winners are selected each year to exhibit at a major art fair in the United States; for the last three years, that fair has been Aqua Art Miami.
Over the course of the year, artists submit their work to be reviewed by a panel of jurors comprised of renowned gallerists, curators, arts professionals and artists. From each round, 9 Juried Winners are selected. In the fall, from this pool of exceptional artists, the winners of the ArtSlant Prize are selected. One winner will receive a purchase award and one of their works will enter the ArtSlant Collection.
Categories: Drawing, Painting, Abstract, Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, New Media, Student
The ArtSlant Prize Showcase has 6 Rounds this year. In each Round, artists may enter one image and compete to advance through three stages of winning. The initial entry fee is $3 which will enter your work into the first stage of the competition. The winners of this round will advance to the Juried Round. To enter the Juried Round, applicants must purchase at least one month of Premium Placement which puts the applicants work into exhibition on the ArtSlant Showcase tab. Our panel of jurors which include a rotation of international gallerists, curators and other arts professionals then select one Juried Winner from each category. One of these winners is selected for a month-long solo exhibit in Chicago.
The ArtSlant Prize includes:
- $5000 in Cash Awards
- 1st Place – $3000
- 2nd Place – $1000
- 3rd Place – $500
- Student Prize – $500
- Fair Exhibition in Miami Beach during Art Basel
- $15,000 in stipends and exhibition fees
- Featured in the ArtSlant Prize Catalogue
- $5000 purchase award and inclusion in the ArtSlant Collection
This year, we are also proud to initiate a Student Track in the ArtSlant Prize. When applying, just select student in the Categories section if you are currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program. The Student Track will afford special consideration to artists just beginning their career and, if selected, will include consultations with our editorial team.