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A Note From the Editor: Patron of the Arts

Dear beautiful bizarre friends,

The 42nd issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, with Eric Fortune’s evocative painting on the cover has sold out, but you can still download the digital magazine here.

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Issue 42 Cover Artist Eric Fortune

Enjoy my Note from the Editor, published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Issue 42

It’s July as I write to you, which is always a super exciting time! We are currently having lots of amazing entries come in for this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. This year we have a new Award, the Emerging Artists Award which myself and Richard Purssey, my husband and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s Co-Founder, have personally sponsored. We strongly believe that emerging artists deserve their own platform, greater recognition, and the means to take their careers to the next level. This Award gives them this opportunity.

I wanted to once again thank our amazing gold sponsors who have been supporting the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize for several years now: INPRNT, RAYMAR, iCanvas, and Yasha Young Projects. As philanthropists and arts related businesses, their ongoing support of artists from all different countries and cultures is not only deeply appreciated, but is an incredible legacy for themselves and their businesses. On behalf of all the artists whose lives and careers have been uplifted by their sponsorship of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize over the last 6 years, we thank you!

When you are reading this you will have had your opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award from the 140 short-listed Finalists [25 per Award category: Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture; 50 from the Traditional Art Award category; and 15 from the Emerging Art Award category]. I hope you took some time to vote for your favourite artworks. The Winners of the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize have been announced via our usual channels and we hope you’re as pleased as we are!

A Patron of the Arts

If you are a philanthropist, arts related business, or commercial brand, and you would like to leave a real and lasting legacy – one that will change the lives of countless creatives from all over the world – please do contact our Deputy Editor Natalia at [email protected], about how you can support next year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. We would be thrilled to hear from you!

Aron Wiesenfeld - Canon Spring - painting
Aron Wiesenfeld

Would you like to leave a real and lasting legacy – one that will change the lives of countless creatives from all over the world?

The exhibition that corresponds with the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is being held at Haven Gallery in Northport, New York, in November this year. This exhibition, Serendipity, will exhibit the works of over 80 of the world’s best representational artists, including this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Winners. I have already started to see some of the completed work for this exhibition and trust me you won’t want to miss the Collectors Preview! If you are thinking of adding to your collection, please email gallery director Erica Berkowitz at [email protected], and she will add you to the preview list.

On the Horizon

Of course, we have many more exciting projects in the works including our 2nd exhibition at Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, in May next year, negotiating our 2025 and 2026 exhibitions, and the ongoing pleasure of welcoming new artists to the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory. If you are an artist who is looking for community, and doesn’t want to feel alone in your practice, then come join our special community of talented artists and photographers. You will be able to directly connect with me and our amazing community of creatives via a platform where we share ideas, advice, challenges, concerns, and of course our victories! To find out how you can join, please visit the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory.

Until we speak again, please enjoy the unique and inspiring stories of 40+ artists and artisan fashion designers in this issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. I hope you enjoy the read!

Michael Bergt nude painting
Michael Bergt

Much Love xo

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine


About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.

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