Awards

AWARDS 

The winner of each category will be notification no later than the 30th of the month following the previous month’s entry.

Q: How are the winners chosen?

A: Winners will be chosen by a judge who is a respected and established member of the art community such as (but not limited to), award-winning artists, magazine publishers, gallery owners and museum curators. Judging criteria is based on skill with the judge evaluating aspects of 2d art such as (but not limited to), drawing ability, composition, design, use of motif, edges, originality, mastery of medium and use of color/value.

MASTER CLASS PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES

$500 cash prize

One year Premium Membership to Art Cantina to market your workshops & classes

Inclusion into the Jack Meier Gallery Show of Art Muse Contest Monthly Winners

One entry into the Master Class Annual Art Supply Award *($1200)

Promotion on our website and social media channels

EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES

$400 cash prize

1 hour marketing consultation with Kelley Sanford, Artist BFF Services

Promotion on our website and social media channels

Inclusion into the Jack Meier Gallery Show of Art Muse Contest Monthly Winners

One entry into the Gallery Representation Award Competition (see details below)

About the Gallery Representation Award Competition

The winner from the Emerging Artist category for each month will be automatically entered into the Gallery Representation Award Competition held at the end of the year. One additional finalist from the Emerging Artist category will be selected each month for inclusion in the Gallery Representation Award Competition. At the end of the year, Jack Meier Gallery will select one winner from the 24 Emerging Artists eligible for the award and the winner will be offered a minimum of 6 months representation by Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX.

BUDDING ARTIST PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES

$100 cash prize

Art supply award (to be determined each month)

1 hour marketing consultation with Kelley Sanford, Artist BFF Services

Promotion on our website and social media channels

ART MUSE MERIT AWARD

This is a special award for an artist whose work did not receive an award but we feel merits recognition. The award will vary each month and will be announced along with the monthly winners and promoted on our website and social media channels.

Finalists

We give our judges leeway to acknowledge work that was considered for the top award. While there is no award, we will promote our finalists on all of our social media channels and their work will be permanently placed on our website.

Annual Awards

The winner from the Master Class category for each month will be automatically entered into the Master Class Annual Art Supply Award Competition to be held at the end of the year. *The selected artist will receive art supplies valued at $1200. This award will be announced by January 30th, 2017.

The winners each month from both the Master Class and Emerging Artists’ categories will be included a gallery show at Jack Meier Gallery in 2017. The artwork submitted to this show may be different from the artwork entered into the monthly Art Muse Contest (so, if you sold the painting you entered into our contest you may choose a different painting for the gallery show), however, the quality of the art must be up to Jack Meier standards of excellence.  More information about the show is listed below.

Jack Meier Gallery and Art Muse Contest reserve the right to cancel the exhibition if the quality of work is not up to standard. Jack Meier Gallery also reserves the right to refuse to exhibit any work it deems unacceptable due to poor craftsmanship, inadequate framing or if the artwork substantially varies from the submitted image.

All art sales will be split with Jack Meier Gallery. 50% to Jack Meier Gallery and 50% to the artist (this is a standard split in the art industry). All paintings in the show must be available for sale. Payment for gallery sales will be mailed 35 days after the close of the exhibition. Art Muse Contest is not responsible for payment to artists from any gallery sales. All artwork sales through Jack Meier Gallery are the responsibility of Jack Meier Gallery.

Art Muse Contest is not responsible for shipping artwork or any shipping expenses incurred to and from Jack Meier Gallery. All artwork shipping expenses (to and from Jack Meier Gallery) must be paid by the artist. Artists should insure their hand-delivered or shipped work, as Jack Meier Gallery and Art Muse Contest are not liable for damage to artwork in transit or during display at Jack Meier Gallery. Artists must include a pre-paid return label or provide a credit card for return shipping. By entering the artist agrees to abide by all contest rules. Failure to comply with these rules in any manner constitutes withdrawal from the exhibition. If you are chosen as a winner or finalist, you are not permitted to contact the Jack Meier Gallery. Any communication will disqualify you from the competition and from all future entries.

SURPRISE AWARDS

Several times during the year we offer surprise awards. Anyone that enters will be eligible for the prize. Prizes include art supplies, a workshop gift certificate, a free Art Muse Contest entry for a year and much more. We love surprises and you never know when we will offer the opportunity to win one. Standard shipping in the U.S. is covered as part of the award. Any special, international delivery, duties, taxes or customs clearance costs will be the responsibility of the winners. To be sure you never miss an opportunity to win be sure to like our Facebook page and select “see first.”