call for entries
We are no longer accepting entries for the 2016 Art Kudos competition. The deadline has passed. Artists accepted into the online exhibition will be posted here on August 1st. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15th.
Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition ( and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.
A total of $4,500 will be awarded as follows: Best of Show - $1,200; Second Place - $1,000; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each.
Each year a distinguished art professional is chosen to serve as the awards judge and ensure a diverse range of perspectives and expertise. We are very pleased to have David Dodge Lewis serving as the awards judge for the 2016 exhibition. Lewis is the Barger-Barclay Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College. He has an MA (1981) and an MFA (1987) from East Carolina University, both in painting. David also attended the Art Students' League in New York City (1978) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1974-75). His work has been in over 100 national juried exhibitions and solo shows, winning many awards, including five "Best in Show" awards in national juried competitions since 1990; it also appears in many public and private collections.
The Art Kudos competition is sponsored by, a company that offers web-based services and resources for artists and arts organizations.