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Call For Entries

Real Art Awards and Exhibitions


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Emerging artists residing in New England, New York, or New Jersey are invited to submit their work for consideration for The Real Art Awards at Real Art Ways. In addition to a $2,500 prize, chosen artists will receive a solo exhibit at Real Art Ways in 2018 or 2019, an exhibition publication with essay and documentation of the exhibit, curatorial assistance, and the opportunity for an artist talk.

Real Art Awards will be judged by:
Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art
Saya Woolfalk, Artist
Will K. Wilkins, Executive Director of Real Art Ways

Emerging artists living and working in New England, New York or New Jersey who are no more than three years removed from a full-time educational program, or artists with less than five years of exhibition experience are eligible to apply to this call. Artists who do not fit either of these criteria but feel they can make a compelling case to be considered as emerging may also apply; the jury will determine their competitiveness based on review criteria. Artists should not be enrolled in any academic program during the time of exhibition.

For more information and submission guidelines, including image and video requirements, download the submissions guide: RAWAwards_Flyer3.

Submissions must be made online using the form below by: April 8, 2018, 11:59 PM.

This program is free of charge. Applicants should be aware of Real Art Ways’ mission and commitment to innovative, nontraditional contemporary work. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

Real Art Ways is committed to artists and community. We have built a national reputation for supporting innovation and connecting people with art and ideas. We work with emerging and established artists, and have a diverse and dynamic audience.

Please address questions to: Neil Daigle Orians, Visual Arts Coordinator, norians@realartways.org
No phone calls please.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.