2018 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize

During the first two weeks of July our esteemed Jury Panel were been going through the entries and making the very difficult decisions.  The overall quality of entries was exceptional, and we are deeply honoured by our communities interest in the first Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize focusing on contemporary art across all genres including fine art, pop surrealism, lowbrow art etc in all traditional mediums. It is clear by the number of entries received that this Prize is needed by our community and we are so pleased we can fill the gap and acknowledge the plethora of artists globally whose work focuses on the figure.

The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize furthers our mission, to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through our exposure of their work.

From the finalists, three winners will be selected to participate in the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition ‘Ephemeral’ at Modern Eden Gallery along side an incredible line up of over 65 of the best contemporary artists from around the world. And receive additional prizes including: a non acquisitive cash prize, advertising packages, editorial in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, exclusive interviews published on the Beautiful Bizarre website, exposure to our 850,000+ social media community, and of course $900 worth of gift vouchers from Prize sponsor Trekell Art Supplies!

Plus in addition, three entries will be chosen by Modern Eden Gallery Directors Kim and Bradley to receive Honourable Mentions. Stay tuned to learn more!

So without further ado we are incredibly honoured to announce the twenty Finalists of the 2018 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize.

Louis_beautiful bizarre magazineJ Louis // “Tsunami” [Oil on linen mounted cradled, 48 x 48″]

Manoukian_beautiful-bizarre-magazineStan Manoukian // “The King” [Ink on paper, 190 x 90cm]

Hori_beautiful bizarre magazineKazuhiro Hori // “Relief” [Acrylic and oil on canvas, 194 × 162cm]

Booth_beautiful bizarre magazineDavid Booth // “UNIT” [Oil, Acrylic and Spray paint on Gesso Panel, 60 x 80cm]

Poole_beautiful bizarre magazineKristine and Colin Poole // “Hot Diggety Dog” [Fired clay with stains, 28 x 21 x21″]

Freymuth-Frazier_beautiful bizarre magazineRose Freymuth-Frazier // “Small Game Hunter” [Oil on panel, 20 x 16″]

Brown_beautiful bizarre magazineCourtney Brown // “Self Organization” [1938 Underwood typewriter, Bronze, Enamel, 24 x 32 x 24″]

Fructuoso_beautiful bizarre magazineOlga Esther // “Mulan” [Oil on panel, 20 x 20″]

Aoki_beautiful bizarre magazineYoko d’Holbachie // “Amphisbaena” [Acrylic on coated board, 24 x 18″]

Bridge_beautiful bizarre magazineClaire Bridge // “Winds of Change” [Oil on linen, 15.75 x 15.75″]

menanteau_beautiful bizarre magazineMoon // “The Big One” [Indian Ink, watercolor on Arches paper, 30 x 80cm]

Longhurst_beautiful bizarre magazine_002Kathrin Longhurst // “Like the Wind” [Oil on linen, 91 x 91cm]

Marsone_beautiful bizarre magazineMeredith Marsone // “The Lost Generation” [Oil on canvas, 910 x 1830mm]

Setrova_beautiful bizarre magazinePasha Setrova // “Morgentau” [Articulated doll in Resin, 54cm height x 10.5 cm wide x 5cm deep]

Bilmes_beautiful bizarre magazineDaniel Bilmes // “Caught In The Current ” [Oil On Wood, 36 x 72″]

Troj_beautiful bizarre magazineIva Troj // “Make A Child In The Forest II” [Mixed media & gold leaf on canvas, 103 x 55 cm]

Hansen_beautiful bizarre magazineSteve Chmilar // “Ephemeral Fugue” [Oil on wood panel, 58 x 58″]

Lemen_beautiful bizarre magazineVanessa Lemen // “Within/Without” [Oil on panel, 18 x 24″]

Bowman_beautiful bizarre magazineAriel Bowman // “Les Chaises Musicales” [Ceramic, mixed media, porcelain table, 55’’h x 46’’w x 37’’d]

Ahnert_beautiful bizarre magazineRichard Ahnert // “November’s Burn” [Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24″]


2018 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize

As a leader and advocate for the arts, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine champions emerging and mid career artists. In the 5 years since our launch, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has proudly become – a voice, a tribe, and a platform – for creatives whose work doesn’t always fit neatly into the traditional fine art “box”. In keeping with our mission, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through our exposure of their work to our tribe of creatives, curators, gallerists and collectors.

The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize is a non-acquisitive art prize which provides an opportunity for traditional 2D + 3D artists to participate in the prestigious annual Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition along side 70+ of the worlds best contemporary artists, win cash prizes, magazine editorial, advertising packages, amazing Trekell prize packs, and most importantly receive worldwide exposure!

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