Welcome to the website where painters and photographers can find out how to get the ultimate exposure for their work! Our Spring and Summer contests are finished—now we can all take a break until September! But of course, it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead. So keep reading. This is how Art Forward Contests work: Enter your paintings and photographs in our contests and take a chance on being selected as a Gold Award Winner, an honor giving you the opportunity to have an image of your work seen by an audience of 700,000 art patrons!

The Art Forward Contests formula calls for full-page ads in the Blouin Gallery Guide. These prestigious ads (each a $3,000 value) feature the two Gold Award Winner’s jury selected painting and photograph, plus names of all Silver and Bronze Winners (shown below is the ad as it appears in the new Summer issue, announcing the winners of Contest 5).

AFC-New-Winners-Ad-Dec-Gallery-GuideBlouin Gallery Guide is the bible of the worldwide gallery community: it’s the guide gallery owners use for advertising & the source gallery visitors consult for information on all current exhibitions. Published out of New York, Blouin Gallery Guide is circulated to no less than 400 galleries nationally and all around the world. But that’s not the end of it—Blouin Gallery Guide is also distributed to 27 of the world’s leading art fairs (from New York’s Armory Show to London’s Frieze Art Fair) and to 20 of the most prestigious art museums (from Chicago’s Art Institute to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts). Blouin Gallery Guide reports a viewership of 700,000 for each issue. So this is without a doubt the prime forum for artists to be seen in!

Show and sell your artworkIn addition, all jury selected artists will have their artwork (including name, website, image title, year, media and size—and from Contest 5 on—also price of the artwork) shown in our Online Winners Gallery, which has already been visited by over 20,000 viewers. As new contest winners are added, all previous winners are moved to a Past Winners file, turning the gallery into a permanent tool for valuable exposure and sales.






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