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Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2022: RAYMAR Traditional Art Finalists Announced

Once again, you, dear entrants, have made judging the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize an incredibly difficult task! We have received many excellent entries from countries all over the world and our Jury Panel have the huge task ahead to pick the winners. Last year, we felt that there were SO many spectacular entries, we expanded from 25 Finalists in this category to 35. This year, we are expanding this again to 50 Finalists within the Traditional Art category!

This year has seen a significant increase in the cost of living within many countries around the world, the continuing COVID pandemic, the beginning of Monkey Pox, the war in Ukraine, climate emergencies, and political unrest in the USA and other countries – so, you can imagine that it has been tough for artists to find the motivation and desire to create this year.

However, throughout all of this, we have seen that the overall quality of work entered this year is much higher. It also includes entries from previous entrants, Finalists and Winners, which is an amazing testament to the value of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize to the global arts community.

Danijela Khra-Purssey

The Prizes

From the 125 Finalists, the Winners in each category, and overall Grand Prize Winner will be invited to participate in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, alongside 80+ of the best contemporary artists from around the world. Plus share in over US$57,000 in cash and prizes including: a non acquisitive cash prize, product prizes, advertising packages, editorial published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, exclusive interviews published on the Beautiful Bizarre website, exposure to our 1M+ social media community, and much more!!

Honourable Mentions

In addition, each of our Gold Sponsors, the Directors of Modern Eden Gallery, and our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey will chose one outstanding work to receive an Honourable Mention. Stay tuned to learn more!

Artstation People’s Choice Award

Additionally, the Artstation People’s Choice Award Winner will be selected by popular vote from the 125 Finalists. The People’s Choice Winner will receive a a non acquisitive cash prize, a year’s worth of social media advertising through the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine socials to ensure they are able to connect with the right audience of engaged creatives, collectors and gallerists, raise their profile, associate their work with other leading creatives, and of course to grow their social media following. They will also enjoy a 12 month Beautiful Bizarre Magazine print subscription, and an in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize websites, giving readers an insight into their vision and practice. Voting will open on 26 August [AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight Time]. To ensure you don’t miss your chance to vote, please join our email mailing list here.

Missed the previous Finalists announced? Explore the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award Finalists here, the INPRNT Photography Award Finalists here, and the iCanvas Digital Art Award Finalists here.

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award

The RAYMAR Traditional Art Award, 1st prize winner will receive:

  • $3,000 cash, generously donated by RAYMAR, creators of the finest panels! Panels are their passion. They craft their panels with the world’s finest materials to serve as the foundation for your artwork. 
  • $1,500 cash, generously donated by SmArt School, providing superior online art mentorships since 2011, where you learn from professional artists. 
  • $1,500 cash, generously donated by Rosemary Brushes, the finest quality handmade Artists’ Brushes.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, in San Francisco, CA USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all social platforms).
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure!

2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive:

So without further ado we are proud to announce the 50 RAYMAR Traditional Art Award Finalists of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize…

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award Finalists

2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

Alex Peter Idoko
Freedom’s Rhythm (Fire, razorblade, sandpaper, charcoal, wood)
Lo Chan Peng
Sunlight Collapsed (Oil on canvas)
Stanka Kordic
Gravity (oil paint on panel)
Colton Kruizenga
Six Nights to the North (Graphite, Pastel, Charcoal, Coloured Pencil)
Olivia Jane
Saint Alok (Oil, 24k gold on panel)
Takeo Ikegsmi
Sumie (sumi ink and charcoal on wooden panel covered with drawing paper)
Hannah Flowers
Devouring of the Odalisque (Oil on wood panel)
Jesus Ingles
Hatching (oil on canvas)
Narelle Zeller
Narelle Zeller
The Weaving (Oil on acm panel)
Ewa Prończuk Kuziak
She (Oil on linen canvas)
Kristin Kwan
The Golden Afternoon (oil on panel)
Takahiro Hirabayashi
The girl in the room where it rains (oil on panel)
Roxy Peroxyde
Women wearing the red flags of her past conquests (Oil on canvas)
Kremena Chipilova
Her Shadows Caress Me (oil on panel)
Giovanni Grassi
Nera Coltre [Dark Blanket] (Oil on canvas)
Daniel Bilmes
Ascending Into The Unknown (Oil on Linen)
Naima Aouni
Lacrimosa (oil on linen)
Michelle Doll
Duet (oil on linen)
Michael P Carson
Chthonic Adumbration (Charcoal and White Pastel on Paper)
Ksenia Buridanova
The Offering (Oil on canvas)
Kim Anderson
Only Breath and Shadows (Ink, charcoal and graphite on paper)
Megan Elizabeth Read
Evanesce (or “The Comback Kid”) (Oil on Linen)
Luiz Alvarez Roure
Ondine (Oil on linen)
Ed Binkley
Listener (Coloured Pencil and Acrylic)
Jackson Hill
Transient (Oil on Canvas)
GET YOUR OWN CHEESE! (Oil on panel)
Kate Van Doren
Oraciòn Por Las Desaparecidas (Prayer for the missing) (Oil on Dibond)
Kaetlyn Able
Journey-work of the Stars (scratchboard drawing and acrylic painting on panel)
Ron Hicks
Amber Eve (oil on birch panel)
Ito Chieko
Tsukami Hikichigiru (Grab and Tear it off) (Mineral pigments, Acrylic paint, Indian ink, Japanese paper mounted on wood panel)
Rebellare sine causa (Oil on canvas)
Heather Brunetti
Reliving Past Lives In The Future (Oil Paint on Canvas)
Ivana Živić
Dream of Freedom (Oil on Canvas)
Dave Seeley
Transcendent Chris (Oil on Canvas on Board)
Hana Lock
Guren (Ballpoint pen, acrylic, ink, watercolor, and gold leaf on paper mounted on wood panels)
Hiroshi Hayakawa
Spring (Graphite on paper)
Ryan Heshka
Bliss in the Abyss (oil on canvas)
Helen Of Troy (Acrylic on linen canvas)
Gabe Wells
Luminous (oil paint on canvas)
Christopher Remmers
Grasping at Unity (Oil on linen)
crazing 1,27 (gouache, acrylic)
Dana Hawk
Clingy Things of Where We’ve Been (oil on panel)
Chelsea Leopold
You Will Always Be (Mylar, pastel, charcoal)
Fernando Vicente
Geisha Samurai (oil on board)
Tania Rivilis
And the first ray of sunrise will wake my sleeping soul (oil on OSB)
Amanda Greive
Polly (oil on wood panel)
Ant Carver
Holding On To Letting Go (Oil paint on aluminium panel)
Daire Lynch
Malus (Oil on panel)
Desiree Crossing
Lola & Layla (Oil on Canvas)
A Travesty
God Complexxx (Oil on canvas)

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

The 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

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About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk enjoys a life surrounded by art, nature, and curious trinkets. As Deputy Editor, she's worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief for over a decade, supporting with the design and growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the maintenance of the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Natalia also oversees sponsor partnerships for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and distribution of the magazine, so drop her an email if you know someone who would like to sponsor or stock! She also writes 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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