Dear beautiful bizarre friends,
The 40th Issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, with fantasy art Legend Kinuko Y. Craft’s magical work on the cover is on sale now! The print magazine has sold out, but you can still download the digital issue here.
Enjoy my Note from the Editor, published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Issue 40
2023 is our 10th year in business – time sure does fly when you’re having fun! I still have to pinch myself sometimes, when I consider how very fortunate I am to be working every day immersed in my passion. To be surrounded by an amazing, dedicated team, and so many inspiring creatives on a day to day basis is both a blessing and a joy, and for which I am deeply grateful.
2023 is our 10th year in business – time sure does fly when you’re having fun! I still have to pinch myself sometimes, when I consider how very fortunate I am to be working every day immersed in my passion.
The Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory
Our mission is to champion emerging and mid-career artists, by leveraging our global influence and reach across our various outlets including the magazine itself, website, email marketing, our 1M+ social media community, annual curated exhibitions, and of course the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize.
Giving artists the visibility and validation their practice deserves. The purpose that Beautiful Bizarre Magazine serves is to support and enable artists, with this in mind we have launched an exciting new service for artists – the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory. The goal of the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory is to become the premier platform for discovering and connecting with the most exceptional, innovative, and skilled artists.
The Artist Directory offers a global network that brings together artists, collectors, galleries, curators and media.
Through this comprehensive and curated list of artists we will present the best artwork from around the world. New artists who join the Artist Directory will be included in the new editorial which will print in each issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, launching in the June 2023 issue.
Through the new Artist Directory, artists will also have their profile and gallery on our website, be featured in a special regular email to our mailing list, and have their work shared across our social media channels. The Artist Directory offers a global network that brings together artists, collectors, galleries, curators and media. For more information regarding how you can join the list of cutting-edge artists from around the world on the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory, please email my personal assistant at [email protected].
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is also open for entries! This year we are giving away over $50,000 USD in cash and prizes thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. My sincere thanks to our Silver, Bronze, supporting sponsors, media and academic sponsors for their generous donations, plus of course to our ongoing major Award sponsors INPRNT, iCanvas, RAYMAR and Yasha Young Projects for their continued support year after year!
Would winning $10,000 change your life? Enable you to take your practice to the next level? I’m sure it would definitely help!
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 USD cash – would winning $10,000 change your life? Enable you to take your practice to the next level? I’m sure it would definitely help! But prize money isn’t the only reason to enter.
The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is a cost-effective way to invest in yourself and your practice. It provides global exposure to a diverse group of individuals, curators, collectors and media, provides recognition and career development, the opportunity to network with gallerists, curators and collectors, and of course will help build your collector base
Over the last couple of years we have received feedback from emerging artists saying how important it was for them to have their own dedicated award – to give them an even playing field – and we listened! Hence this year we have a new category – the Emerging Artist Award. So if you are an emerging artist that works in a representational style, in any 2 or 3 dimensional traditional medium, digital medium or photographic medium, you are eligible to enter the Emerging Artist Award.
Over the last couple of years we have received feedback from emerging artists saying how important it was for them to have their own dedicated award – to give them an even playing field – and we listened! Hence this year we have a new category – the Emerging Artist Award.
I am once again on this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Jury Panel, as are representatives from our Award sponsors, and the Directors of Haven Gallery. However, each year the esteemed artist jurors change – giving artists who enter each year the best possible opportunity to win!
This year I am proud to announce the following artists will be judging their respective areas of expertise: Rebecca Leveille [RAYMAR Traditional Art Award], Ellen Sheidlin [INPRNT Photography Award], Ellen Jewett [Sculpture Award], and Laura Rubin [iCanvas Digital Art Award].
Secret Longings & Serendipity exhibitions
We also have two very exciting curated group exhibitions this year. Secret Longings, our first exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, USA from March to April. In November Serendipity will open at Haven Gallery, in Northport, NY, USA, where the winners of this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize will also exhibit. As always, our exhibitions include the best representational artists in their fields, so please reach out to the galleries directly to get on their Collectors Preview lists.
Until next time, please take care of yourself and your loved ones, and please enjoy the unique and inspiring stories of 40+ visual and wearable art creatives in the current issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
Much Love xo
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
All images throughout this Note From the Editor are by Issue 40 published artists.