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Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Entry Deadline Extended!

Once again, we’ve received many DMs and emails from our community asking for an extension to the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize entries deadline. We understand the ongoing mental and emotional exhaustion that many of you are feeling this year, and as such, we have once again listened. Therefore, entries for the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize will now close on Sunday 31 July 2022 at midnight [Los Angeles, USA time / 5pm 1 August [Sydney, Australia time].

Each year is a brand new art prize: a new jury panel, and a new chance to win!

This mass, international level exhaustion and anxiety can be easily overwhelming, and perhaps now more than ever it’s time to not give up on your art. The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize exists to support artists at all stages of their career; with an easy submission process (you don’t need to create a new work, just enter the best work from your existing portfolio!) you can guarantee that your work will be seen by our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey. Why is this important? Because it isn’t just about winning (although that would be amazing) – the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is also our fountain of inspiration. Every year we discover many new artists through our Art Prize, who then go on to be featured on our website, our print magazine, and are also invited to our curated exhibitions. It is the best way to get on our radar!

To enter, just complete the relevant entry form in one of the four Award categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art, Photography or Sculpture.

Giving the practices of representational artists validation and visibility, particularly in the commercial gallery and museum sector where it is still hard to get representation, is what the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize aims to achieve.

Danijela Krha Purssey ~ Editor-in-Chief, beautiful bizarre magazine

This is also the perfect opportunity to get your work in front of the Directors of Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, USA. PLUS see your work published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, share in over US$57,000 in cash and amazing prizes, and of course receive global exposure for your practice.

Please note this will be the final and only deadline extension, so don’t miss your opportunity! We can’t wait to see your work!

Entry fee is US$40 to cover administrative costs. If you have any questions about the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, please don’t hesitate to contact us at artprize@beautifulbizarre.net

US$57,000 in cash & prizes to be won – with a Grand Prize of US$13,500 to the overall winner!

2022 Award Categories

See below some of the wonderful entries we have received so far across all Award categories.

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award entries

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

‘Third Space. Yellow’, Oil on linen by Guigen Zha
‘Neural Suspension of Consciousness, The Dream’, Oil on canvas by Louis Markoya
‘Gallevarbe’, Oil on canvas on board by David Seeley
‘Longing for those light soaked days…’, Oil paints and chamomile by Haily South
‘Wahine Mana’, Acrylic and textile on canvas by Tania Wursig
‘Help’, Acrylic paint by Azaal
‘Apollo of New York’, Oil by Gayle Madeira
‘A Kind of Eden’, Acrylic on canvas by David Unthank

INPRNT Photography Award entries

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

‘Unfamiliarity’, Digital Photograph (Canon R6, 24-70mm f2.8, tripods, phone, flash light) by Emanuela Nesko
‘Subsidence’, Digital photograph (Sony a7riv, zeiss batis 25mm, godox speedlight) by Zander Fieschko. Model: Hannah Olsen, styled by Julia Moquin.
‘Where Dreams Inhabit’, Digital Photograph (Canon 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm) by Lilli Waters
‘Trying To Blend In’, Digital photograph (Canon R5, Canon EF 35mm 1.4) by Bree Friesen. Model: Courtney Challand.
‘Transcendence’, Digital photograph (Canon 5d mkIV, Photoshop) by Karolina Skorek

iCanvas Digital Art Award entries

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

‘Message in a Bottle’ by Marina Shipova (Photomanipulation: Adobe Photoshop). Model: Olga Nesset
‘Diomira’ by MadMaraca (Digital 3 Dimensional: Magica Voxel, Photoshop)
‘Arcadia’ by Kerry Lush (Photomanipulation: Nikon 750, Photoshop). Model: Bella Cort.
‘le rêve d’Isis’ by Masa ZODROS (Photomanipulation: Photoshop CC)
‘The Frog Maiden’ by Rachel Perciphone (Digital Painting & Drawing: Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Adobe Photoshop CC, Pencil)
‘no pop no style’ by Russ Mills (Digital Collage: Hackintosh, Photoshop)

Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award

Check out the full list of Prizes for this Award here.

‘Pleasure as Protest’, Polymer clay, resin, acrylic paint by Brynn Brdar
‘Nymph 03’, Resin, dried flower by daikichi
‘Mankind’, Mixed media by Imke Meester
‘ACCOUPLER LE SOUFFLE’, Polyester resin with white marble powder by Nel14512
‘Guelder rose’, Resin & angora wool by Alina Varvyanskaya

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is administered by Australian based, international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Entries Open: 1 February 2022

Entries Close: Midnight 31 July 2022 [Los Angeles, USA time]

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About Author

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!


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