Open Exhibitions and Competitions for Artists

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So, you want to get your work out there but not sure how or where to even start? Maybe you don’t have quite enough work to create your own solo exhibition, but you still want to start getting yourself known. Well I have created this list which identifies Juried Open Art Exhibitions and Competitions which you can apply to and if you are selected you get the opportunity to show your art to the world. It is the perfect way for emerging artists to start advertising what they can do. If you know of any other artists opportunities that I haven’t listed, then please let me know in the comments below.

Mall Galleries

This is a really good website for Competitions and London Art exhibitions. I would defiantly bookmark this website and check it every month for new opportunities. Its lists the current open exhibitions in the UK, mostly London which is a great way to get your work out there. There are some opportunities for abroad also so it’s good to check the locations before you apply. A small fee applies for all entries so it’s a really affordable. Click the picture below to go to their website.

Light Space Time

This is the perfect website for online art exhibitions and competitions. Anyone can apply from around the world and there are continuous new opportunities. If you want to add the words ‘Award Winning Artist’ to your CV then this is the website for you! The submission fees are really affordable too. Click the picture below to be taken to their webste.

Colored Pencil Magazine Monthly Art Challenges

These challenges are a great way to improve your skills and win some prizes. If you are looking for inspiration or just want a challenge, then these monthly competitions are for you. Click the picture below to be taken to their website.

Making a Mark

This is a great resource website for artists and does list major UK art completions and exhibition opportunities that are continuously updated. Click the image below to be taken to their website.

Derwent Art Prize

I beleive this competition is only once a year so make sure you add the date to your dairies!! Click the image below to be taken to their website.

Artists Network

This is another great website for competitions, location based and online art exhibitions. They also have a major annual art competition that is a great opportunity. Click the image below to be taken to their website.

Let me know in the comments below if this was useful and if you know of any others I can add to my list. Thank you for reading.

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