Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sakuraba Gallery Artist Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: January 1, 2012 10:01 PM EST (ONLINE)

Sakuraba Gallery
2012 International Artist Competition and Exhibition
Sendai, JAPAN
February 4 to April 1, 2012

Next year, Sakuraba Gallery will once again host an art competition to recognize the best artists from outside of Japan.

The artists that are selected to exhibit will be brought to Japan from their home country to attend the opening reception. Airfare, cost of hotel stay for up to ten days, and a small group tour of Sendai are included. Meals and spending money are not provided.

Submission Guidelines:

• Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $30 US dollars to submit three (3) works of art.


• All entries must be received by January 2nd, 2012. 12:01pm JST. (January 1st 10:01 PM EST) - No exceptions will be given.


• The competition is open to artists 18 years of age or older world-wide. However;

◦ Artists must not currently reside in Japan or have resided in the past for longer than two years.

◦ Artists cannot be Japanese citizens or hold duel citizenship with Japan and another country.

• Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists.

• All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Artwork based upon a copy-written work for the sake of parody or critic is acceptable on a case by case basis.

• Eligible media: Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, ceramics, fiber art, wearable art, jewelry, and mixed media

• Media not accepted: Video/film and live performance pieces.


• Winning artists will be notified by January 8, 2012 that they have been selected for the exhibition.

• Winners have 24 hours to accept or decline the invitation to come to Sendai. Gallery staff will begin working with the artist immediately to make travel arrangements.

• For those who decline to come to Sendai in person, an alternative cash prize of $1000 will be awarded.

• Award winners will be announced to the public with the opening reception on February 4, 2012.

Visit website for complete details: www.sakurabagallery/international-art-competition