Open Call for Artists

Exhibit at Art Expo New York

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New York Art Expo is the world’s largest art fair, with over 32,000 visitors annually. For 40 years and counting, Art Expo has been changing the way people buy and sell art. This is one of the best venues to exhibit, sell and network.

We will offer one artist the chance to exhibit for free at Art Expo New York this April 19 - 22.  

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Circle Quarterly Art Review

Fall 2017

An Examination of Current Trends & Original Practices in Visual Art

This issue of Circle Quarterly introduces 55 artist profiles from 14 countries and invites you to discover their work and ideas. We focus on contemporary artwork which reveals a deep dedication to the artist’s practice and an expertise in their medium.

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Roles We Left Behind: Mariana Peirano

Art Peace II Oil on canvas 20 x 20 in.

“My life experiences and roles have shaped who I am as an artist today. My paintings all have a piece of the Argentinian child, the teenage immigrant, the young wife and mother, the dedicated teacher, the stressed administrator, and the many other roles I’ve left behind.”


Jon Acrylic on paper 6 x 8 in.

The Art of Building A Portrait: Jessica Sebok

“I find myself always coming back to faces and facial structures. Building is actually the most appropriate word I could use to describe my process. From afar, my portraits seem general realistic, but on closer inspection, one finds flecks, flicks, and blocks of medium that creates a face.”


It Has Been A Year Since I Started Looking At These Windows Photograph 40 x 30 cm

Intimate Concrete: Luna Milo

Independent Chilean photographer and visual artist, Luna Milo has now returned to Santiago, Chile, after 10 years of living abroad. Her photography, writing, and editorial work has been published in the United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Europe.


Memento Mori: S.O. Sivertsen

Thanks For Lending Me, Watercolor on paper 53 x 39 cm

Sivertsen’s works reflect a freedom and passion with which he seems to approach his medium. Skillfully executed these watercolors reveal the artist’s unique visual perspective and a strong ability to control the brush but also disclose a surrendering to the medium, letting the brush, the color and the water guide the creation of each unique field of the composition.


Emotion VS Memory: Momo Meng

Jet-Lag 7 Hours: Our Little Ritual Digital media 27 x 37 cm

“Emotions are not like memories. Memories last, emotions fade away rapidly. You can easily recall images of a significant moment in your life, but you barely can experience the same emotion twice again. That’s why I capture emotions in my art, brightness or darkness, they all leave marks.”


Stonefence Acrylic 50 x 50 x 4 cm

Minimalist Impressions: Elin Hannah

 Elin’s art is deeply rooted in her temperament, and her creative expression is directly connected to her emotional impressions. Where there are contrasts, balance and harmony is created – both in her life and on canvas. 


Some Take Pictures Oil on canvas 71 x 56 cm

Making the Ephemeral Linger: Jonel Scholtz

“I do not set out to make art every day, that would be idiotic. I just set out to be happy. My portraits are moments in the past captured on canvas. They should have dissipated into the past, but I dragged them back into the present.”


Accumulation, Juxtaposition, and Intertwining: Miodrag Peric

Excess Baggage: Corkscrew 2016 Mixed media, wood, horns 60 x 40 x 25 cm

Born 1971 in Novi Sad, Serbia, Miodrag Peric graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, from the Sculpture department in Novi Sad (1997). Peric is a member of EAA European Artists Association, Essen, Germany, Artists Association of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia,  and Art Director and Founder of International Symposium for Sculptors, IN VIVO, Novi Sad, Serbia. 


 Artists of the Year Award

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Join this competition to win Artist of the Year Title, 2000 Euro cash award (1st Place), or a personal artist hardcover book about your art (2nd Place), and more!

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Half Empty/Half Full: Yi Shin Chiang

Second Look Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in.

Ms. Yi Shin Chiang is a leading Fine Artist from Taiwan, who is now based in San Francisco. Her preferred medium is oil paint, but she is knowledgeable and highly skilled across a range of materials including watercolor, gouache, and acrylic.


Awakening Fine Art print 50 x 50 cm

Perfect Form: Piotr Leczkowski

Photographer based in Poland, Piotr Leczkowski’s resume includes notable, international exhibitions and awards in Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, and online in association with organizations like Sony World Photography Award, Tokyo Foto Award,  Monochrome Awards, 1x.com Photo Awards.


K3 Round Mirror Wood, color, wax (11 panels) 210 x 198 x 5 cm

Perceiving Light Through Shadow: Oto Rimele

...Recently, an important book on his artwork has been published, titled ‘Oto Rimele: Spirituality of Material Absence’, which was written in co-operation with an important connoisseur of world art, Professor Dr. Jure Mikuž...


A circle on the past drawn from the future: Su jeong Shin-Goldbach

The Haywain 2.0, Diasec, 13 x 17 cm

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korean artist Su jeong Shin-Goldbach graduated from Ewha Womans University with a BFA in Painting but the spectrum of her works often exceeds the boundaries of a specific genre.


Ad vitam æternam: Federico Pisciotta

On my Videoplayer Mixed media and oil on shaped board, plexiglass and RGB Led lamps 90 x 94 cm

After teaching for many years in Rome, Federico Pisciotta devoted himself exclusively to painting and contemporary art research. Since 2013 he lives and works in Fara in Sabina, at his studio "700 Artecontemporanea".


Contemplations II, Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm

Between painting, drawing, and photography: Asta Caplan

Born 1982 in Finland, to a family of artists, Asta Caplan graduated the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Painting with studies in printmaking, sculpture, and photography.


Dear Jona

The Alternate Life of Objects: Tobbe Malm

"When you move to a new place you are meeting yourself again, like new." Blacksmith artist, Tobbe Malm was born in the former iron mining town of Norberg, Sweden, in 1960. Generations of mining shaped the lives and minds of the inhabitants. Explosions in the mine tunnels far below the streets of Norberg shook the town day and night. T


Italian Photographer: Enzo Crispino

Monochrome # 4 Fine Art Print 50 x 70 cm

Crispino's work is published byVogue Italia and Art + Commerce agency, New York. Since 2015 he has been a member of the American agency  Freelance Blink Photographers in New York. 


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