The 29th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition has been supporting and benefiting the works of talented artists from around the world for 29 years. The prizes awarded to selected artists are designed to help these artists gain valuable exposure and advance their careers in the art world.

"Winning the competition allowed me to feel more confident in my work, and increased my exposure in the art world. I have nothing but praise for the competition staff and the staff at Agora Gallery. It was the best experience I've ever had in any gallery. I would love to enter again and have recommended the competition to many artists."  - Ed Moret - selected artist, 2013.  

The competition awards include:

  • Participation in an exhibition at Agora Gallery, located in New York's famous art district, Chelsea.
  • Cash Prizes
  • Internet Promotion on ARTmine.com
  • Valuable promotional packages by Everything for Artists (E4A.com)
  • Art critic review to be published in contemporary art magazine, ARTisSpectrum

The competition juror this year is Mr. Carlo McCormick, one of New York's noted culture critics and curators. He has written many books and catalogs on the subject of contemporary art and artists, and he lectures and teaches extensively at universities and colleges across the country.

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is sponsored by Agora Gallery and Everything for Artists, and partnered with The Children's Heart Foundation, funding research and support for victims of Congenital Heart Defects.

Important dates for the 29th Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition:

  • February 11 2014 - Competition opens
  • March 18, 2014 - Entry deadline
  • April 9, 2014 - Results announced
  • August 22nd through September 11th, 2014 - Exhibition for selected artists

“I have very good memories of New York, Agora Gallery, and the whole team. It was an unforgettable moment! Thank you again for everything you have given me, not only on a personal level but also benefiting my artistic career.” - Brigitte Garcia - selected artist, 2013

The competition is open to all artists over the age of 18 from all around the world. All media are accepted with the exception of video art, film, performance art, jewelry, and crafts. In past years, selected entries have been diverse in media, including photography, painting, sculpture, and digital work.

Entries can be completed entirely online. Please read the rules and regulations before submitting.

To find out more, please visit the competition website: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/

To make sure that you don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity, sign up to the competition's mailing list to receive reminders and notifications: http://www.agora-gallery.com/mailinglist/main.aspx