Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2015.

Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Compositions from published photographs not taken by the artist or images derived from other artists' work are not considered original and are not eligible. Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible. Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

Awards Judge for 2015: Charles Long earned his BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia while also participating in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program that year, and later earned an MFA from Yale University in New Haven, CT.

He is an internationally exhibited artist with over forty solo shows and is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Grants, two Pollock-Krasner Grants and a Louis Comfort Tiffany grant. Long has taught at the California Institute of the Arts, Art Center College of Art and Design, Otis College of Art and Design and Harvard University. In 2008 the American Academy of Arts and Letters recognized Long with the Award of Merit. Charles Long is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside.

His work has been included in many significant museum exhibitions such as the 1997 and 2008 Biennials, Whitney Museum of American Art New York; Open Ends, The Museum of Modern Art; NYC. Performance Anxiety, MCA, Chicago; Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Arte Contemporáneo Internaciona, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; ART/MUSIC: rock, pop, and techno Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Almost Warm and Fuzzy, Des Moines Art Center, The Shape of Color: Excursions in Color Field Art, AGO/Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; Gone Formalism, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at www.artkudos.com. Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed 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.

Sales/Commissions: No commissions are taken for sales generated via the exhibition, and works submitted do not have to be available for sale. Sales will be encouraged, however, and artists will have the option to display their contact information beside their images.

Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $35 US dollars (check, money order, or PayPal) to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, artists may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).

Image size, format and resolution: Horizontal images should have a width of 1000 pixels or more, and vertical images should have a height of 850 pixels or more. Images must be in a .jpg, .png, or .tif format and in RGB color mode (not CMYK). A resolution of 72 dpi is all that is necessary (images should not be greater than 300 dpi). Do not submit slide shows, Flash files, PowerPoint, etc. Do not add borders, watermarks, or text.

File size limitation: Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality) while maintaining a file size less than 1 MB (or 1000KB) for each image.

File name: File names are limited to 15 characters and cannot have spaces, punctuation marks, or non-English characters. (Do not include characters such as !@.'#$%^&*()_+ as part of the file name.)
Acceptable file name: MarysBlueCoat.jpg    Not acceptable: Mary's Blue.Rain Coat.jpg

Acceptance/Notification: A list of the artists accepted into the exhibition will be posted here on August 1st. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15th.

We reserve the right to use accepted images for inclusion in the online exhibition and for the purpose of publicity.

Checklist for Artists:
1.  Submit a completed entry form »
2.  Submit images of your work »
3.  Send $35 entry fee »

Questions? Contact us at info@artkudos.com