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Win US$10,000 Cash in This Year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

The 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is now open for entries!

Would you like the chance to win the Grand Prize of US$10,000 (plus additional prizes), and have our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey – who curates each issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine – see your work? If so, ENTER TODAY! Danijela is personally going 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, and Photography [digital or analogue]. Additionally, we also have the new Emerging Artist award category which is open to all of the above mediums.

You can find more details on all of these categories in the FAQs and Entry Criteria pages of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize website.

US$50,000 in cash & prizes to be won – with a Grand Prize of USD$10,000 for the overall winner!

We have a fantastic array 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. Additionally, each 1st prize Award winner will receive cash and other awesome prizes, along with more prizes for the 2nd and 3rd prize winners too.

  • 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 Founders’ Emerging Artist Award – received $1,000 cash & prizes
  • People’s Choice Award – receives 12 month social media advertising package & prizes

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

We are thoroughly enjoying all of the entries received so far and just had to share more with you! 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 to date.

13-Katie-O'Sullivan
Austin Allen: Radiance. Traditional painting, Liquid Watercolour and Ink.

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 RAYMAR, INPRNT, iCanvas, and Yasha Young Projects.
  • 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.
Andrea-Guzzetta
Andrea Guzzetta: After a Long Winter, We Bloom. Oil on panel.

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 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.
BareBrushStudio
Bare Brush Studio: Raw Veracity. Watercolour and soft pastel.
Joan-Cox
Joan Cox: In the Garden of Autumn. Oil 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.
  • 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.
Russell-U-Richards
Russell U. Richards: Calla Lilies. Digital Photograph, Canon EOS M3. Model: Darcy Johnson.
Kseniia-Antipina
Kseniia Antipina: In search. Digital photograph, Sony alpha 6400, lens 35 mm.
Ceasar-Lima
Caesar Lima: Lucia. Digital photograph, Hasselblad X1DII + XCD 80mm + Profoto B10.

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.
  • A 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Sean-Forsythe
Sean Forsythe: The Crown and the Queen. Photo manipulation, Canon mark 4, Lightroom, Photoshop.
Vizerskaya
Vizerskaya: The Milk Of Eternal Life. Photomanipulation, Nikon D3, hand drawing, Photoshop.
Courtney-Lee-Designs
Courtney Lee Designs: Rainbow Infusion: Version 1. Digital Painting & Drawing, iPad Pro / Procreate.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
14-Francesca-Dalla-Benetta
Francesca Dalla Benetta: Le Ali della Libertá. Bronze.

Above left: Reza Sedghi: Vanitas: a portrayal of human degeneration. Herat Marble, Afghanistan Red Onyx, Iranian Pink Onyx, Iranian Green Onyx, Black Marble, Resin, Various Fungus (Aspergillus flavus, Acremonium, penicillium digitatum, Gliocladium), Threads.

Above right: Sandro Trapani: Tragodia XV. Patinated cold cast bronze, resin, driftwood.

delphine-carufel
Delphine Carufel: The Queen of Flowers. plaster, sword, painting, jewels, silk flowers, crown of thorn.

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders’ Emerging Artist Award

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 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders’ Emerging Artist Award.

To be classified as an ‘Emerging Artist’ for the purpose of this Award, you must be in the early stages of pursuing a career as a professional artist [within the first 5 years], and have not won any Awards or Prizes previously. You must not be currently represented by a commercial gallery, nor had any solo exhibitions at a commercial gallery. If you don’t fit within this criteria, please enter one of the other Award categories.

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.
Ann-Monroe
Ann Monroe: Fungus Ring. Sculpture, Lost wax casting: kiln, acetylene torch, wax, crucible, plaster mold, Sterling silver, quartz.
Austin-Lubetkin
Austin Lubetkin: The Girl with a Neon Earring. Digital painting, Photoshop, Sketchup.

People’s Choice Award

Let your voice be heard! The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive 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.

Public voting for the 2023 People’s Choice Award will open on 24 August 2023.

The People’s Choice Award winner 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.
  • Plus most importantly, receive worldwide exposure for their practice.

$50,000 USD IN CASH & PRIZES TO BE WON

Submit your work today!

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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About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk lives amongst a mass of art, nature, curious trinkets and green tea. As Deputy Editor, she 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! 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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