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The ArtSlant Prize, now in its 6th year, is given to emerging and mid-career artists that exhibit great potential and commitment to their artistic practice and whose work helps advance contemporary aesthetic, conceptual, and political discourses. Previous winners include Julie Davidow, Michael Zelehoski, Chantel Foretich, Robert Minervini, Holly Murkerson, Veronica Bruce, Robin Kang and others. As part of this program, three to four winners are selected each year to exhibit at a major art fair in the United States; for the last three years, that fair has been Aqua Art Miami.

Over the course of the year, our users submit their work to be reviewed by a panel of jurors comprised of renowned gallerists, curators, arts professionals and artists. From each round, 9 Juried Winners are selected. In the fall, from this pool of exceptional artists, the winners of the ArtSlant Prize are selected. One winner will receive a purchase award and one of their works will enter the ArtSlant Collection. 

You can check out all the jurors and Juried Winners from 2013 here.


The ArtSlant Prize Showcase has 6 Rounds this year. In each Round, artists may enter one image and compete to advance through three stages of winning. The initial entry fee is $3 which will enter your work into the first stage of the competition. The winners of this round will advance to the Juried Round. To enter the Juried Round, applicants must purchase at least one month of Premium Placement which puts the applicants work into exhibition on the ArtSlant Showcase tab. Our panel of jurors which include a rotation of international gallerists, curators and other arts professionals then select one Juried Winner from each category. One of these winners is selected for a month-long solo exhibit in Chicago. 

The exhibition site (at right) is on the corner of State St. and Adams St. on one of the busiest pedestrian corners in Chicago's Loop area. Blocks away from the Art Institute of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College and Chicago's gallery district, we believe this new prize will be a great exhibition opportunity and a way to jump start your career! At the end of our yearly Showcase cycle, the top 3 winning artists from the ArtSlant Prize Track and one artist from the Student Track are selected to exhibit at an art fair in Miami. They will also receive cash prizes and the possibility of having their work purchased for the ArtSlant Collection.  

How do I enter?

1. Go to your ArtSlant artist profile. Dont' have one yet? Open your profile now.

2. Find the Manage My Profile box on the right side of your page and click on "enter Showcase".

3. The entry form opens. Complete the Showcase entry forms as indicated.

4. There is an entry fee of $3 for each Round. You must have a Paypal account or a major Credit Card.

5. Showcase Winners in each round can select the $20 premium placement to enter into the Juried Round. The winner of the Juried Round will have his or her work shown in downtown Chicago for one month. Year's end winners get to show their work at Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in December.

If you have not opened your ArtSlant Profile yet, please see our FAQ's for assistance. Or, if you already have an account but have not created an Artist's profile, sign in to ArtSlant and click on ADD on our menu bar, then Add Your Profile.

ArtSlant Prize - 2014 Showcase Series

    • Over $20,000 in cash and exhibition prizes

    • One juried winner from each round exhibited in Downtown Chicago at the ArtSlant Exhibition Space

    • Top 3 winners exhibited at Aqua Art Miami

      • 1st Prize: $3000 cash award

      • 2nd Prize: $1000 cash award

      • 3rd Prize: $500 cash award

      • Student Prize: $500 cash award

    • $15,000 in Exhibition Fees & Stipends

    • Featured Coverage in the ArtSlant Prize Catalogue

    • $5000 in Purchase Awards (announced during exhibition)


2014 ArtSlant Prize Round Schedule

    • Round 1 – 1/31 - 2/27
    • Round 2 – 3/14 - 4/10
    • Round 3 – 4/25 - 5/22
    • Round 4 – 6/06 - 7/03
    • Round 5 – 7/18 - 8/14
    • Round 6 – 8/29 - 9/25


What does it cost?

There is a $3 entry fee for all competing artists for each round.

If selected as a Showcase Winner in any round, a $20 premium placement fee will be charged. This allows the Showcase Winner to go into the Juried Select competition for that round, and it gives them placement in the ArtSlant Showcase (which appears both on the homepage as well as under the ART tab). Each artist may elect to extend their premium placement at $20/month until such a time as they wish to withdraw their work from display. 


Who can apply?

Any artist with an ArtSlant profile is able to apply. 


What are the winning stages for each round in the series?

Entry Phase: Approved entries in each Showcase Round will be displayed in the ARTshow during the entry period. During this time, thousands of ArtSlant visitors will get to see your work while the ArtSlant Curation Team looks at each artist profile as they make decisions on the Showcase Winners.

Categories: Drawing, Painting, Abstract, Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, New Media, Student

If you need help categorizing your work, please see our FAQ for assistance.

Showcase Winners: At the end of each round (see dates above), a group of Showcase Winners are selected by our curation team and reviewers. Selections for Showcase Winners are based upon quality of artwork and the artist's profile display. Premier Placement fees will then apply. 

Juried Select Winners: Next, our panel of international gallerists and curators choose the top 9 artists, one from each category, from the Showcase Winner group. These Juried Select artists are then eligible for consideration by our curatorial team for the year-end ArtSlant Prize exhibition and cash awards. In addition, all Juried Select Winners will receive a free year of access to our SalesRoom. 

ArtSlant Prize Winners: At the end of the year, our jurors select the final four winning artists from the group of 54 Juried Select artists. These four artists will exhibit their work in our ArtSlant booth at a fair in Miami Beach, win cash awards, and be considered for purchase by the ArtSlant Collection.


**All participants in the ArtSlant Prize Showcase Series agree to ArtSlant's Terms & Conditions.

**Fees from the Artslant Juried Showcase competitions will be dedicated to promoting our winners to the worldwide community of art buyers and art professionals.

Round 1 Jurors for the ArtSlant Prize 2014

Jeremy E. Steinke
Guggenheim Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee, New York.

Jeremy E. Steinke is an art historian, dance dramaturg, film story-editor, cultural producer and contemporary art collector. A former classical musician, dancer, and choreographer, he is devoted to working with contemporary visual artists, performers, and filmmakers and the progressive institutions that support and present their work. Since receiving his Master’s degree in art history, Jeremy has worked in many facets of arts, media, and film administration and production. He has over ten years experience working directly with non-profit and public arts organizations, as well as working alongside artists and dancers themselves in studio and production environments. He was the Founding Chair of the Intervals emerging artist program at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he has long been a member of their Young Collectors Acquisitions Committee. Jeremy is a Commissioner at Art in General, a member of The Shandaken Project, and on the Board of Directors of the Fire Island Artist Residency.

Photograph by Ashley Barrett.


Francisco Rovira Rullán
Director, ROBERTO PARADISE, Puerto Rico.

From a very young age, Rovira Rullán excelled profesionally working for the prestigious Ronald S. Lauder Collection (NYC), in the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo of Puerto Rico, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston) and M&M proyectos (San Juan, Puerto Rico) among other institutions and companies. In 2003, then 26 years old, he founded Galería Comercial, a space that blazed the trail for a whole new world of contemporary art in the island with a significant international splash.

Founded in the year 2011, Roberto Paradise is his latest art adventure. In less than three years from it's inauguration, Rovira Rullán has vigorously placed his new project in the international art fair circuit (ARCOmadrid, NADA Miami, NADA New York, among others), art and mainstream media (for example, LA Times, Flash Art, New York Times, El País, CNN, Modern Painters, Beautiful Decay) and participated in collaborations with prestigious galleries around the world (Andrea Rosen Gallery, ltd los angeles and Josh Lilley Gallery to name a few). Since February 2014, Roberto Paradise is a Member of the New Art Dealers Alliance.



Juliette Desorgues

Associate Curator, Programme Coordinator, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

Juliette Desorgues is a curator and writer based in London. She currently works as Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, working on numerous exhibitions, talks and publications. Previous to that she worked at Barbican Art Gallery, London, and was involved in the curating  of exhibitions and editing of accompanying publications such asBauhaus Art as LifeGeoffrey FarmerEverything Was Moving.

Round 2 Jurors for the ArtSlant Prize 2014

Francesca Gavin

Visual Arts Editor, Dazed, London.

Francesca Gavin is a writer and curator based in London. She is the Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused, a Contributing Editor at, Twin, AnOther and Sleek magazine. Gavin is the author of five books including The Book of Hearts, 100 New Artists and Hell Bound, published by Laurence King. She curated exhibitions at spaces including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, MU in Eindhoven, Autocenter in Berlin, 319 Scholes in New York and her show E-Vapor-8 opens at Site Sheffield in June. She is also the curator of the Soho House group collection. @roughversion,

Photograph by Jez Tozer.



Juliètte Jongma
Director, Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam.

Galerie Juliètte Jongma opened its doors in 2004 in the De Pijp area of Amsterdam. The gallery’s focus is on representing a wide range of national and international artists both in an early and a more established stage in their carreer. The gallery represents artists like Lisa Oppenheim, Guido van der Werve and Chris Evans.










Nicole Russo
Director, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York.





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