Getting their artworks exhibited is a difficult job for budding artists. An admirable way for an artist to get his works displayed is to participate in an art competition. His or her self-respect will get a large boost just by getting accepted for a prestigious one. The road to success, for many a prolific artist, has been these contests.
People attend competitions, not only on art. Most people would normally wait to put their foot into an art drawing, but would unfaltering get into a place where a competition event is taking place and even come out with some beautiful bold statements.
One of the main factors that significantly enhanced the reputation of an art competition is the standing of the Judge who is going to preside over the function. Some competitions have a panel of Judges to grace the occasion. The more well known the Judge or the Jury, the more notable the event. Most of these contests are regular happenings, taking place once or twice a year. Some have an established history, and these are the ones that create a center of attention.
The subject matter of an art contest can be accurate or can be general in nature. If based on a specific theme, it can be either on the medium by which the painting is drawn (Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, etc.); the media on which it is drawn (Canvas, Paper, etc.) or content (Objects, Places, and Spaces, etc.). A frequent visitor to such events will notice that there are people who invariably turn up at these competitions.
The place where competition is held also plays a great role in the success of the same. Competition in an art gallery or a museum rather than a sidewalk has more standing. So does the fact whether a catalog is published or not or whether prizes are offered or not. The more prestigious the contest, the more the chances of the winner or the runner-up or even an entrant to gain further exposure.
The odds of a particular job of art, whether it had won a gift or not, coming to the attention of a trained collector is possible. Even a convenient comment on it by the Expert or any member of the panel of Judges enhances the value of the work. The collector may or may not buy it, but someone else might. Some pictures may catch the fancy of another spectator who might not be a judge, but who simply likes it. Experiencing art is on the personal level.
Leaving alone the aesthetic part of art competitions, participating and winning an art competition can be the highly profitable business. Every year, quite some art competitions take place and the prizes offered could well run into five figures or more. For a serious artist, and more so for a budding one, entering his or her works into as many a competition as possible might result in a win and future fame. These contests symbolize an art world and an art market of their own.
The places and the dates of these competitions are readily available on the Internet. For a serious artist, and more so for a budding one, entering his or her works into as many a competition as possible might result in a win and future fame. The possibility of winning some great prizes and making a name for one’s increases with the number of competitions participated. The stepping stone to a gallery of reputation is the art competition.