Figurative / Portrait
April 2014


“A good portrait ought to tell something of the subject’s past and / or suggest something of his future.”
- Bill Brandt (photographer)

Click Here to Enter the Competition and Exhibition

A portrait has evolved throughout art history--sculptures, religious figures, and paintings of the wealthy and majestic, to the 30-minute poses when photography was first invented. Portraits can go beyond just the face or the subject’s body. Clothing, objects, and atmosphere can capture the essence of a person. Portraits range from traditional poses to contemporary concepts. So what makes your portrait stand out from all the rest? Be creative and think outside the box!
Our Second Annual Art Competition and Exhibition Theme for April is “Figurative / Portrait”.  A call to artists is announced for the artist’s interpretation of the Figurative / Portrait theme.  “Figurative” is considered to be figures, forms and faces either in the representational or abstract genre.

For Contemporary Art Gallery Online;
The April 2014 Art Competition, is exploring the world of “FIGURATIVE / PORTRAITS”.
All 2D and 3D amateur and professional artists are invited to create their best Art.

  • Must be original work to the artist.
  • 2D (Printmaking, painting, mixed media, photography, etc.) and 3D (ceramics, sculpture, etc.) pieces only.
  • The artist must be willing to sell their work (print or original piece).
4/1/14:   Contests start date
4/30/14: Contest deadline
5/12/14: Winner Notification Date / Announcements will be made on the Gallery Website
Entry Fees:
  • $15 for 1 to 3 images
  • $20 for all images up to 5
  • The PayPal account name will appear on your credit card statement as CAGOnline

Submitting Images:
  • All images should be 300 DPI 
  • Files should be titled in the following format: name, title, medium, size , and price. EX: JohnBrown_Midnight_Photography_8x10_$200
  • After you have turned in your application and paid the competition fee, you will receive a confirmation, by email.

  • First Place: Lifetime Membership to the Contemporary Art Gallery, Radio Interview, and much more...!
  • Second Place: Radio Interview and winning image placed in our end of the year anthology
  • Third Place: Winning image placed in the end of the year anthology
Click Here to Submit Your Work.  We Look Forward to Viewing Your Creations.
Good Luck,
CAGO Art Competition Committee


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