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Show us what you’ve got! Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2023

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2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize entries are open and we are excitedly going through all the fabulous entries we have received so far! Would you like our Editor-in-Chief, Danijela Krha Purssey, who curates each issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, to see your work? If so, enter the best work from your existing portfolio today; she personally goes through each entry herself!

Remember: there are now five award categories. If you work in any style of the representational visual arts and any of these mediums you can enter: Traditional Art [pencil, charcoal, pastels, ink, oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, etc], Sculpture [all materials], Digital Art, Photography [digital or analogue]. Additionally, we have also created the new Emerging Artist Award category. You can find more details on the FAQs and Entry Criteria pages of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize website.

US$50,000 in cash & prizes to be won!

We have a huge selection of prizes this year, including cash prizes, products and services that you will love! The overall Grand Prize winner will receive US$10,000 cash and each 1st prize Award winner will receive cash and other awesome prizes.

  • RAYMAR Traditional Art Award – receives US$4,500 cash & prizes
  • INPRNT Photography Award – receives US$3,000 cash & prizes
  • iCanvas Digital Art Award – receives US$3,000 cash & prizes
  • Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award – receives $3,000 cash & prizes
  • Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founder’s Emerging Artist Award – receives US$1,000 cash & prizes
  • People’s Choice Award – receives prizes

To see the full prize list for each Award Category including 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners click here.

Scroll down to take a peek at what the 1st Prize Winner in each Award category will win, and some of the great entries we have received so far.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

The Overall Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2023 will receive:

  • US$10,000 cash prize! Generously donated by sponsors RAYMARINPRNTiCanvas, and Yasha Young Projects.
  • Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Haven Gallery, in New York, 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.
  • 10 page in-depth interview editorial published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine December 2023 issue.
  • Winning artwork printed in the December 2023 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, as part of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize editorial.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • 12 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all socials platforms).
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
13984-Marisa-Talavera
Marisa Talavera Cojo: Arte en cada poro de mi piel. Drawing in coloured pencils on paper

RAYMAR Traditional Art Award

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

  • US$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. 
  • US$1,500 cash, generously donated by Rosemary Brushes, the finest quality handmade Artists’ Brushes.
  • US$1,500 worth of art photography and/or Fine Art archival print reproduction from Static Medium.
  • A beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Haven Gallery, in New York, 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).
  • Winning artwork published in the December 2023 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

To see what the 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive click here!

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Jane Windsor: Maneater. Paper, glue, plastic
13855-Marieka-Hambledon
Marieka Hambledon: Uncut. Acrylic on Canvas

INPRNT Photography Award

The INPRNT Photography Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by INPRNT, printers of high quality art prints. INPRNT is run by artists, for artists.
  • A beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Haven Gallery, in New York, 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).
  • Winning artwork printed in the December 2023 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, as part of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize editorial.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all socials platforms)
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

To see what the 2nd and 3rd prize winner will receive click here!

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Paula Rae Gibson: ABOVE. Digital photograph, Canon 5d
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Leigh Schneider: Gone to Seed, 2021. Digital photograph, Canon R5, Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Lighting: Godox AD400Pro with Broncolor 150cm Octabox

iCanvas Digital Art Award

The iCanvas Digital Art Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by sponsor iCanvas, printers of high quality canvas art prints, priced for every lover of art.
  • Wacom One, Creative Pen Display.  It comes with all the essentials to spice up your digital life. There’s the natural pen feel on the 13.3” screen, the included creative software – even the ability to connect to certain Android devices.
  • Rebelle 6 Pro worth USD$149.99, generously donated by Rebelle. Rebelle is the award-winning, hyper-realistic painting software with paint pigments colour mixing, oil thickness, watercolour diffusion and NanoPixel technology, which convincingly mimics the way natural media interact with the canvas and itself.
  • Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art Award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Haven Gallery, in New York, USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all social platforms)
  • Winning artwork printed in the December 2023 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, as part of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize editorial.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

To see what the 2nd and 3rd prize winner will receive click here!

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Abigail Larson: Dreaming. Digital Painting & Drawing, Ink, watercolour, pencil, Photoshop.
13793-Carly-Schmitt
Carly Schmitt: Through the Shimmering Veil. Digital Painting & Drawing, Graphite sketch colored in Procreate on iPad

Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award

The Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award 1st prize winner will receive:

  • US$3,000 cash, generously donated by Yasha Young Projects, arts philanthropist and Executive Curatorial Director for the FOR_M, a new institution currently being developed in New York city
  • US$400 worth of services from Stan Winston School, including an all-access 1 year subscription which includes unlimited access to their Course library by The Masters of FX, with new courses added every month. Plus exclusive access to the Behind-the-Scenes Documentary stream.
  • US$250 worth of supplies of your choice from Sculpey, making polymer oven-bake clays for over 50 years.
  • A beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Haven Gallery, in New York, USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • 3 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all social platforms).
  • Winning artwork printed in the December 2023 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, as part of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize editorial.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

To see what the 2nd and 3rd prize winner will receive click here!

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Jyri Tuunainen: The place beyond the pines. Aspen wood, clay, oil paint.
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Rebecca Reeves: The Last Song II. hand beaded flowers, beadwork, antique porcelain bird head, glass dome.

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders’ Emerging Artist Award

The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders’ Emerging Artist Award 1st prize winner will receive

  • US$1,000 cash, generously donated by the Founders of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Danijela Krha Purssey and Richard Purssey . Beautiful Bizarre Magazine is a leading publication for contemporary art enthusiasts, featuring in-depth interviews and profiles of leading and emerging visual and wearable artists from around the world. Each issue offers informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking content, perfect for artists, artisan fashion designers, collectors, curators, galleries, and anyone looking to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in the contemporary art world.
  • A beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition at Haven Gallery, in New York, USA, alongside 80+ of the world’s best contemporary representational artists.
  • One free “Audit ONLY” spot onto any SmArt School class, running at the time that the winner is announced. This opportunity allows a student to log in and watch the relevant classes for the semester (September – December 2023). Note: this “Audit ONLY” spot allows the student to view all classes without participating with questions or feedback.
  • Exposure to a successful commercial gallery’s collector base with the opportunity to sell their work.
  • 12 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all social platforms).
  • Winning artwork printed in the December 2023 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, as part of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize editorial.
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared on social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A coupon to enjoy Linktree PRO for free for 12 months.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

To see what the 2nd and 3rd prize winner will receive click here!

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NACHO CASTELEIRO: Opium Flowes. Traditional Art, Oil on Canvas 116X89 CM.
13975-Julie-Grantz
Julie Grantz: Autumn Spoke. Traditional Art, Charcoal on Paper

People’s Choice Award

Let your voice be heard! The 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, People’s Choice Award public voting will open on 24 August 2023. You will be able to vote for your favourite work from the 140 Finalists [25 per Award category: Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture; 50 from the Traditional Art Award category; and 15 from the Emerging Artist Award category].

People’s Choice Award voting opens: 24 August 2023.

The Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize People’s Choice Award will receive:

  • 12 month social media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine: 1 million+ followers across all socials platforms).
  • Exclusive in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine websites + shared across Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media.
  • Profile listing [including artwork gallery] on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Artist Directory for 12 months. The go-to platform for artists, curators and collectors to discover exceptional artists and explore their work.
  • A year’s worth of inspiration – a print subscription to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
  • + most importantly, receive worldwide exposure for their practice.

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

Entries Open: 1 February 2023

Entries Close: Midnight 17 July 2023 [Los Angeles, USA time]

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