The Dark Arts III / Calls & Submissions
The DARK ARTS III – Annual Themed Gallery Competition (2019)
Join us for the third annual Dark Arts Themed Competition! We are asking artists to revisit and explore taboo art themes as well as the relationship between art and trauma, mental health, mortality, morality and dreams. For inspiration this year we are asking you to explore “L’appel du vide /The Call of The Void” and what it means to you, these fleeting dark thoughts centered on mortality and conscience. This is an open medium show, artists of all mediums are welcomed to participate (Including but not limited to, painting, drawing, digital art, sculpture, photography video and sound artists and more). We will be accepting work with mature themes and nudity. Due to the nature of the theme you must be 18 years or older to enter this competition 16 years with Parental/Guardian Consent form (International). Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your submissions.
Submit your work
July 30th- Sep 20th, 2019
*This is an exclusively online gallery event. Your work does not need to be shipped and your entries do not need to be hung. We will provide guidelines for photographing your work for display.
Grand Prize $65
Honorable Mention $40
Double Take $25
Popular Vote (To Be Determined)
Single Entry $7
Three Entries $18
Entrance Price & Information
It is our goal to keep submission prices low in order to accommodate artists from all financial backgrounds. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces for this event. Payments will be processed through our PayPal account.
How to Submit Your Work
Once you have purchased your submission forms from the store, the downloadable forms will be emailed to you. Download the submission forms, follow the instructions on the forms and fill them in to the best of your abilities. Once you have filled in your forms email your artwork images, completed forms and receipt to us firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact us.
Once you have emailed in your completed submission forms, we will begin our review process. You will receive an emailed confirmation regarding your submission(s) within 72 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation email from us, please double check your sent email and contact us. We will be reviewing each submission in the order in which they are received. We will be accepting entries based on Authenticity, Vision, Execution, Theme Guidelines as well as Image and Statement quality.
TIP: Use your artwork descriptions wisely as they will be used during the acceptance and judging segments of the show. Your descriptions will also be displayed near your work on the gallery site.
Awards will be given by our Jury, which consists of volunteer artists, instructors and more. There will be an open voting segment of the show for the Popular Vote award. We will announce all winners shortly after the voting poll is closed. If you are the winner of any of our awards, we will be contacting you via email for payment confirmation.
If you would like to learn more about our process, visit the info page or contact us.