Open to all Media except video from living artists over the age of 18 worldwide.
This is a high-profile opportunity to exhibit for artists producing work in the erotic genre. Erotic art has a long and distinguished, if controversial, tradition in the history of modern art. Arguably, eroticism in art brings us closer to our humanity, yet there are few genres in the arts that have been as under-represented and unjustly maligned as expressions of what we, in all our rich diversity, find erotic. Enter now to be a part of the debate.
In four short years the Cork Street Open Exhibition, which attracts thousands of entries by emerging and established artists from around the world, grew to fill two large galleries in Mayfair, London's art-dealing centre.
Building on the success of this widely acclaimed annual event, the decision was made to introduce a second, themed competition. As with the original open exhibition, Art Erotica will benefit a selected charity and will be juried, with submitted work carefully and rigorously chosen by five leading figures in the UK art world. Edward Lucie-Smith will open the exhibition on behalf of this year's charity FPA at the Private View fundraiser.
The dates for Art Erotica are 19-27 January 2012
There is a limit of six entries per artist. Over the past 3 years the judges have stated that they find it easier to choose work by artists they have seen several entries from, as opposed to single entries. Therefore, in order to encourage multiple submissions, which are clearly to an artists' advantage, the fees for entries subsequent to the first submission have been reduced.
Registration which includes your first entry is £25, Additional entries are £14 each up to a total of six.
The judges will award cash prizes for Best of Show and a Runner-Up. A Visitors' Choice Prize will be voted on by visitors throughout the Exhibition and announced at the end of the show. In addition there will be a Purchase Prize of £1,500 selected by the exhibition director and several Materials & Services prizes.
Additional prizes will be added to the website as they are confirmed.
- Grand Prize £1,500
- Runner Up Prize £750
- Visitors' Choice £500
- Purchase Prize £1,500
- Category Prizes Featuring Materials & Services: £250 AC Art & Framing Prize
- AC Art & Framing Logo: £100 Intaglio Printmaker Prize
Deadline for Entries 12 November 2012
Please see the website for full details and to register online. http://www.arteroticaexhibition.com