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International Juried Art Competition
May - June 2022


ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY announces their all new "4th PORTRAIT" 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 PORTRAIT. Faces can convey a million feelings, and we invite you to explore the limits of these expressions. Anything that relates to faces, even faces of (non-human) animals, will be accepted for this contest. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation in representing the overall theme. Representational and abstract ideas based broadly on this theme, in any 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 is May 15th, 2022.*

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

Awards & Prizes


Up to $1,000 in cash prizes will be given out to 30 – 45 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-$300

Runner-Up Prize Award $75-$150

Merit Prize Award $50-$100

Talent Prize Award $25-$50

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                                                MAY 15TH 2022 (WILL NOT BE EXTENDED)

Winner Notification Starts                                   Within 24 hours after close

Cash Prize Notification Starts                            Within 24 hours after close

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Starts            Within 48 hours after close

Cash Prize Distribution Starts***                       June 8th

Exhibition of Winning Artworks Ends              June 15th

Winning Artworks Archived                                 June 15th

*** 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


Drawing a portrait and depicting emotions is one of the challenging genres of artwork. Artists who are adept at drawing faces on a canvas and interpreting feelings are quite good with emotions. They know what a person is feeling and express them niftily with their colors and brushes. Let the world witness your portrait magic on canvas and other art forms by participating in a renowned portrait art competition!Art Show International presents the best international platform where you can send your entries and compete with other artists.


The prime reason for participating in an international competition is to gain admiration from a global audience.  You will gain popularity from your artwork. Your masterpieces have the right to get exhibited and witnessed by the world of art aficionados. You can be a renowned artist giving birth to a new artistic trend. Become one by getting your art admired and assessed by world-renowned critics.


The jurors for the portrait painting competition conducted in this portal are niftily chosen from experienced profiles across the world. Get a unique chance of being admired by these exemplary critics and learn from your experience. Whether you are a budding portrait artist or a professional painter, you can participate in our exhibition following the genre protocols.


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Keep an eye on this page to get the latest information related to the upcoming portrait art competition. Go through the guidelines well and prepare your art profile. Send the entries in the way the authority has mandated and participate in an exhibition cum contest. Prove your artistic skills to the world and win accolades. Be a part of the portrait art competition and establish your career!