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International Juried Art Competition
September 2022


ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY announces their "4th FIGURATIVE" International Juried Art Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their best artworks on the theme for inclusion in the exhibition. All types of art styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works.



The theme of this international juried art competition is FIGURATIVE. One or many, defined or silhouette, realistic or conceptual, all types of figures, humans, animals, and fictional, are valid for this contest. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation as long as the works are in line with the main theme. All media will be considered. See below for more details on submission guidelines.


​All types of visual arts will be considered, including but not limited to Painting & Mixed Media, Photography & Digital, and Sculpture & 3D Installation.



The deadline for submission was February 15th. However, we will continue to accept artworks until winning artists are declared on or after August 31st, 2022.*

Note that our deadlines are now firm and will NOT be extended

Awards & Prizes


Up to $1,500 in cash prizes will be given out to 35 – 55 winning artists.** The grant money will be unrestricted and may be used in any manner by the recipient artist. Depending on the number and quality of artworks submitted, the following prizes will be considered:

First Prize Award $100-500

Runner-Up Prize Award $75-350

Merit Prize Award $50-300

Talent Prize Award $25-250

Honorable Mention Award

Finalist Award

All award-winning artists, including Honorable Mentions and Finalists, will be given Certificates of Recognition.

** In case there are joint winners for any of the cash prizes the money will be split evenly among contestants. Similarly, if a category does not receive enough entries to be judged fairly within that category alone, it will be considered alongside other categories with sufficient entries. The final prize amount will depend on the total number of entries but will always be within the indicated range.



News Outlet and Social Media Promotions

ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY guarantees to have your juried show featured in front of top TV, Print, Radio, and Digital media outlets, like The Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Gate, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Business Journals, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox affiliates, as well as other leading national outlets. This juried art competition page, including your artwork, will be marketed extensively, including press release utilizing the most expanded domestic distribution network.


Our press release will be distributed to over 6,300 online, local, regional, national, international, and industry media outlets, including Google News, Digital Journal, Associated Press, Benzinga, Yahoo! Finance, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others, with expanded distribution to top local and regional publications across all 50 states in the US. Our full list of targeted publications can be found here.


Winners who do not qualify for cash prizes will still receive widespread global recognition through extensive promotion via social media, monthly newsletters, and news media mentioned above.


At the conclusion of the competition, winning artworks will be archived and considered for future publication as full page print editions in leading art magazines.




The entry fee for each artwork is $10 (non-refundable).

If you'd like to enter more than 5 artworks for consideration, please go back to fill in your details and submit again.



Art Competition Open                                           NOW

Deadline for Entries                                                AUGUST 31ST, 2022 (WILL NOT BE EXTENDED)

Winner Notification Starts                                   Within 24 hours

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            Within 24 hours

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            Within 48 hours

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       September 23rd, 2022

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              September 30th, 2022

Winning Artworks Archived                                 October 1st, 2022

*** All cash prizes are given out via PayPal. If you don't have a free PayPal account, you can get one here.

How to Apply


1. Choose the number of artworks you'd like to submit​ from one of the five options below.


2. Click on the number of artworks and proceed to make a payment. You can pay by PayPal or credit card. 

3. After successful payment, you'll be redirected back to where you can upload your images and other details.

NOTE: If you have any issues with your image submissions, please contact us at




The evolution of art began the day when the first caveman painted the walls of a cave with tree sap and charcoal. Since then, we have admired different forms of art. The new era of art emerged when a prodigy painter created something fascinating out of his brushes, colors, and canvas. This is how figurative art originated. Before the emergence of abstract art, figurative art was depicted as the presentation of a real object as a subject from the eyes of an artist. The representation of a real object is what admired by the world of art aficionados.

Art Show International presents the best platform for figurative art competitions. We provide the ideal domain where you can present your artwork and get admired by the visitors digitally. Your talent will be recognized by the jurors, handpicked by the gallery authority assessing their experience in the selected field of art. All the entries will compete and the winners will be announced in this official portal.

We also conduct a figurative art exhibition on a regular cycle to give the budding and admiring artists the right window to display their artwork. The art admirers can easily log into our exhibition portal and witness the magic on the canvas or any art form submitted by the participants. It is our intention to provide the ultimate meeting point where admirers can find new art to praise and artists can find new admirers for inspiration. To bring out talents in the limelight, we also give rewards to the best entries in the figurative art competitions and provide inspiration to create new artwork.


Bring out your best figurative paintings and showcase your talent to the world of admirers. Get your work assessed by the top jurors of our time. Compete with other artists and get work critically analyzed. You will not only get a figurative art exhibition platform but also an innovative way to make yourself better!


Make sure you follow all the guidelines mentioned in our official portal and let your marvelous entries compete. Create art that fascinates the entire world and win admiration for your figurative paintings.