Wednesday, November 28, 2012

3rd Annual International Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition and Exhibit

Deadline: January 15, 2013 at Midnight (ONLINE)

3rd Annual International
Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport:
A Fine Art Competition and Exhibit
National Art Museum of Sport

Indianapolis, IN
April 2013

The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS), the nation's premier collection of fine art depicting sport, was founded in 1959 in New York City by the late master artist and three-time national squash champion Germain G. Glidden. Since its founding, NAMOS has carried out a two-pronged mission: to encourage sport artists, across all media; and to collect, preserve and share through exhibits the best examples of art depicting sport the museum can acquire.

The National Art Museum of Sport’s third annual Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition is open to artists who create fine art (with sport as the primary subject)in the following three categories: Painting/2D, Sculpture/3D, Photography

Up to 30 pieces will be selected by the jurors for exhibit by the Museum at a venue to be announced.

Eligibility: Entrants must have dedicated their lives in the pursuit of interpretive, realistic, or narrative art and have created original art celebrating sport. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Entrance fee: Entry limited to up to 5 pieces per artist; $50 for one entry and an additional $10 per each additional entry. All fees are non-refundable.

Jurors: Marc Mellon (sculptor), Everett Raymond Kinstler (painter), Bruce Helander (art editor).

Awards: Medals and prize money will be awarded to the top three winners in the competition's three categories.

Three $2,500 prizes include: (1) “The Germain G. Glidden” Founder's Award for Best-in-Show;
(2 & 3) NCAA-sponsored awards in painting and in sculpture Honoring College Athletics and Academic Excellence.

While artwork depicting any sport or sport personality is considered for all other prizes, the jurors will only consider art depicting collegiate sport for the two $2,500 NCAA-sponsored awards.

For any artist submitting two or more pieces, only one can be accepted for either a cash award or exhibit-only award.

Artwork Requirements: (truncated)

  1. Art must depict or evoke sports, celebrating athletics or the athlete as a subject, whether individual or team, competitive or recreational, participant or spectator remembered or studied still life, figurative or landscape.
  2. Two- or three-dimensional
  3. 2D work must be framed or suitable for wall-hanging with usable D rings already attached and positioned appropriately. 3D work must be suitable for display in a wall case or stand. We cannot accept constructions or work requiring electricity.
  4. Size and weight limitations:
    • Sculptures: 300-pound maximum weight; maximum height 25 inches, width 18 inches, depth 18 inches
    • Framed works: Maximum size 48 inches by 48 inches framed
  5. Must be work produced by the "hand of the artist"
  6. No digital or computer art
  7. Digital photography acceptable

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