Entries to the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize have closed, and the judging process is underway. We have received entries from all around the world, with artists from 82 different countries submitting their work!
Quite honestly, there are SO many good entries that we’ve had to create this blog to share even more with you!
Entries were received in various Traditional mediums across the fields of painting, drawing, collage, art dolls, installation, fibre art, embroidery and mixed media. We have received sculptures in multiple mediums including metal, wood, resin, clay, found objects and even chewed bubblegum! The Digital Art category has seen an array of digital painters, digital sculptors, digital 3D artists and photomanipulation artists enter. And last but not least, the Photography category provided the opportunity for fine art photographers from around the world to enter both their digital and analogue photography.
While the Jury is deliberating…
We want to once again thank every single one of you that entered. Enjoy more of the amazing Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize entries that we have received across all Award Categories below.
The 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is proudly sponsored by
Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk lives amongst a mass of art, nature, curious trinkets and green tea. As Deputy Editor, Natalia works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, supporting with the design, curation and overall growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. She also oversees distribution of the magazine, so drop her a line if you know someone who would like to stock! Utilising her experience as a freelance writer, Natalia also engages with editorial writing and proofreading for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect!
“Honestly so much has happened these past few years. I’m kind of in flux and readjusting my perspectives on things and sometimes I feel like I don’t recognize myself. But it is what it is and I guess, whatever comes out of this is what I am now.”
We could not relate more with you, @zemotion! The experiences of the past year have impacted our lives, work and personality… and we all need to rediscover and redefine ourselves again. We adore photographer Jingna’s personal and are excited to see a lot more in the future!
“Dandy delinquent, full-time ninja, ultra runner, anxiety fighter, anti-fascist & markers magician” @ramonmaiden and his “artworks from hell” never fail to excite us and our passion for the beautiful and bizarre! If I was you, I would head over to Ramon’s website and see if there are still some of these amazing prints available! “Stay cold, Muse” ❄️🖤
Something really special is happening in July! 🖤 @quirkyfoxnz will celebrate their tenth birthday with the exhibition ‘Deep Waters’, showcasing the works of 20 fantastic artists for five weeks. This piece is @dewiplass’ contribution to the celebration and, of course, gives us a small taste of how wonderful this birthday and the exhibition will be!
@penelopeoatesart's "Koala Dreaming" [Ink, acrylic, soldering iron on board, 60 x 60cm] for our current exhibition at @neramuseum -New England Regional Art Museum
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition: Interconnected
13 May - 26 June, 2022
New England Regional Art Museum
106 - 114 Kentucky Street, Armidale NSW 2350. Australia
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Check out the newest members of our community including @alexandra_manukyan, @davidunthank_art, @davidpuckartist, @shirrstoneshelter, @no_end_wonderland_art, @signaturegreen_design, @benhoweart and @m.k.komins in our social media feature ‘Join the Tribe’ inside issue 37 of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
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Only a couple more days to enjoy Allen Williams 'Sinew and Bone' and @edbinkleyart's 'Strange Countenance', two MAGNIFICENT solo shows currently happening at @coprogallery !
Both shows run until this Saturday, June 25th.
In gallery viewing every Saturday from 1-5 PM or Tuesday-Friday by appointments. Email email@example.com for an online preview, to set up an appointment or for more information!
Featured: Ghoul Spirit Animal by Ed Binkley, 13"x 9"/ framed matted 23"x 19", colored pencil; soft pastel, graphite.