Past Award Recipients & Contest Finalists

Since 2017, we have awarded over 900 artists with a variety of titles, cash awards, free participation at international art shows, the covers and pages in our magazines and more. Click on each artist to read a short interview and find out more about their practice.

Artist of the Month August/Sept 2021

1st Place Award

ANNI KRISTIINA

(Illustrator/Painter, Finland)

Artist of the Month August/Sept 2021
3rd Place Award

Georg Douglas

(Painter, Ireland/Iceland)
Secret garden - Oil on canvas 200 x 300 cm

Contest Finalists 

ARTEM OGURTSOV
BUENA JOHNSON
CHRISTIANE DAVID
CORA VOGTSCHMID
EDUARDO BLANCO
JUNHE ZHU
ADRIAN BRADBURY
ERIC WIXON
OLEG LOBYKIN
SCOTT TROXEL
ELIZABETH FRANK
MILDRED

Artist of the Month August/Sept 2021

2nd Place Award

Nicolas Castell

(Illustrator, Argentina/Spain)
The Meeting - Digital media 21 x 31 cm

Spectrum Brooklyn Art Fair

with World Wide Art

The artist selected to exhibit four (4) works for free at Spectrum Brooklyn, September 2021, within the World Wide Art Booth is

Jim Tsinganos (Australia)

https://www.tsinganos.com/

The 1st Place Award includes: 

✓ 1, 2,3 or 4 works exhibited at the show for free
✓ Representation of your works at the art fair
✓ Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show
✓ Packing and unpacking of Art
✓ Hanging and Installation
✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting
✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price)
✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyers
✓ Unlimited Guest passes
✓ Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed)
✓ Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show.

The shipping of your artworks to and from the show is not included.

Artist of the Month February/March 2021

1st Place Award

Kaat Stieber

(Photographer, The Netherlands)
The Girl of the Year 2020 - Fine art print 30 x 40 cm
Artist of the Month February/March 2021

2nd Place Award

Furmana

(Painter, Lithuania)
Victim with a Thousands Faces - Oil on canvas 210 x 530 cm

Contest Finalists 

Marc Bowditch
Bogdan
Arinze Stephen Ekwuide
Boris Garanger
Todd Jones
Huaqi Li
Xiaowei Liu
Saman Majd
Laura Peretti
Petra Schott
Tai
Holly Wilmeth

Artist of the Month February/March 2021
3rd Place Award

Fred Smilde

(Painter, USA)
Do Not Forget to Pass the Puck - Oil on stretched canvas 36 x 30 in.

Results Announcement

Themed Contest: Art in the time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing

This month, we asked artists to show us work that was recently created which was inspired by and dealt with the current pandemic and social distancing. This novel situation has had an impact globally, not only on our political and economical lives as citizens, but maybe most importantly, on our personal and social life, our everyday habits, and the way we connect with each other and with our communities. Artists have a distinctive way of perceiving, visualizing and communication and in this important historical moment, artists’ voices become immensely important in providing insight into the present moment.

1st Place Award - 500€ + Online show

Chris Pothier (Painter, USA) - www.christopherpothier.com

2nd Place Award - 500€ + Online show

Holly Boruck (Painter/Sculptress, USA) - www.hollyboruck.com

3rd Place Award - 500€ + Online show

Mayuko Ono Gray  (Drawing, Japan/USA) - www.mayukoonogray.com

 

See the full exhibit on Circle Annex Gallery >>

 

ART IDEAL  Magazine Cover Contest

With over 450 participating artists in our magazine contest, who submitted artwork in a variety of discipline, media and style, selecting only a small portion of the images was not a simple task. We announce the artists and artworks selected for publication in Issue 1 of Art IDEAL Magazine.

The artist selected for publication on the front cover of ART IDEAL Magazine is Vivien Kabar 


Artists selected for publication

Abbey Stace ∙ Amnon David Ar ∙ Amy Ouderkirk ∙ Annamarie Dzendrowskyj ∙ Ashley Anderson ∙ Bela Gupta ∙ Blanxs ∙ Brenda Hartill ∙ Brigitte Kratochwill ∙ Celia Carl Anderson ∙ Chris Klein ∙ Cis Bakker ∙ Daiva Gauryte-Martin ∙ David Burch ∙ David Sandell ∙ Donglai Meng ∙ Emmanuelle Vroelant ∙ Evren Sungur ∙ Friedrich Malina ∙ Gama ∙ Giacomo ∙ Gianfranco Pacini ∙ Glenn Marlowe ∙ Golfo ∙ Gyuhye Yeon ∙ Hagea ∙ Harry Goldstrom ∙ Jason John ∙ Jo Jayson ∙ Joe Billera ∙ Joejene C. Santos ∙ Jon B. Paulsen ∙ Kenju Urakubo ∙ Lannie Hart ∙ Latana ∙ Laura Peretti ∙ Lesley Hilling ∙ Lisa Cutler ∙ Lize Krüger ∙ Luba ∙ Manuel Morquecho ∙ Mary Di Iorio ∙ Maryse-Anne Couteau ∙ Michael D Jicha ∙ Mike Decesare ∙ Nat Cann ∙ Paul Kenens ∙ Petra Schott ∙ Raf Tarnawski ∙ Samuel Grajfoner ∙ Sarah Jil Niklas ∙ Sarah Morton Photography ∙ Shitikova Tatiana ∙ Stepan Ryabchenko ∙ Sue Daniel ∙ Sushila Oliphant ∙ Taha Clayton ∙ Thomas Patrick Heflin ∙ Tibor Simon-Mazula ∙ Tine Mynster ∙ Vivien Kabar ∙ Yana Andre

Artist of the Month July/August 2020

1st Place Award

Rakesh Ray Choudhury

(Painter, India)
"Birth Of Maya"
‘In a concrete circle’,, based on the idea of ‘body’ as a holograph.
Artist of the Month July/August 2020

2nd Place Award

Molly Scanell

(Artist/Creative Director, USA)
"Fac-ed"

Artist of the Month July/August 2020

3rd Place Award

Eleanor Swan

(Ceramics, Ireland)
"Just Listen"

 

The artist selected to exhibit for within the World Wide Art and Artavita booth in Tokyo is Oriraf R.Tarnawski

(Work 1) Miss, 2019 Resin, nylon metal and granite sculpture
(Work 2) Medea II, 2018 Resin, nylon metal and granite sculpture

http://oriraf.wixsite.com/oriraf

 

This includes ✓ 2 works exhibited within the World Wide Art & Artavita booth ✓ Representation of your works at the show ✓ Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show ✓ Packing and Unpacking of Art  ✓ Hanging and Installation ✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting ✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price ✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyer ✓ Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show ✓ 200USD voucher for shipping expenses.

The artist selected to exhibit for free at SPECTRUM MIAMI | December 4-8, 2019 is

Chippie Kennedy

Lazy River - Bronze, 75 x 18 x 14 in. (190 x 46 x 36 cm)

http://chippiekennedy.com/

This includes ✓Representation of your works at the World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion ✓Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show ✓ Packing and Unpacking of Art ✓ Hanging and Installation ✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting ✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price) ✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyers ✓ Unlimited Guest passes ✓Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed) ✓Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show.

CFA Artist of the Year 2019

First Place Award

Lukas KÁNDL

b.1944, Prague,Czech Republic

https://www.kandl.net/

One pearl per day for Judith (tribute to Caravaggio) oil on canvas - 195 x 130 cm

 

Read an Interview with the artist >>

CFA Artist of the Year 2019

Second Place Award

Iva Troj

b. United Kindom

www.ivatroj.com

The Last Swan Oil on canvas 53 x 71 cm

Read an Interview with the artist >>

CFA Artist of the Year 2019

Third Place Award

Sarah Ann Weber

b. 1988 in Chicago, IL, USA

www.sarahannweber.com

Strange, strange skies - Watercolor and colored pencil on panel, artist's frame, 60 x 40 in. 2019

 

Read an Interview with the artist >>

The artworks selected to exhibit for free at Art Expo New York April 23 - 26, 2020 are

Anton Franz Hoeger  The Swimmer Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm

Herve Haddad - Yasmin and Hamsa - Archival print 110 x 100 cm

Michael Ian Goulding - Red Panda XXV - Photograph (Digital Capture)

Judy Bolef Miller - Liberty and Justice - Bronze sculpture

This includes ✓Representation of your works at the World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion ✓Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show ✓ Packing and Unpacking of Art ✓ Hanging and Installation ✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting ✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price) ✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyers ✓ Unlimited Guest passes ✓Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed) ✓Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show.

Artist of the Month April/May 2020

1st Place Award

Nathan Neufeld
(Ceramics, USA)

https://www.nathanneufeld.com/

Artist of the Month April/May 2020

2nd Place Award

Holly Wilmeth
(Photographer, Guatemala/Mexico)

https://www.hollywilmeth.com/

Artist of the Month April/May 2020

3rd Place Award

Sigurborg Stefansdottir

(Painter, Iceland)

www.sigurborgstefans.is

 

The artists selected to exhibit for free at SPECTRUM MIAMI | December 5-9 2018 are

Susan Kadish
Susan Kadish
Gillian Hyland
Tatiana McWethy

This includes ✓Representation of your works at the World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion ✓Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show ✓ Packing and Unpacking of Art ✓ Hanging and Installation ✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting ✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price) ✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyers ✓ Unlimited Guest passes ✓Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed) ✓Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show.

The artist selected to exhibit for free at ART SAN DIEGO | October 10-13, 2019 is Victor Pierre LeBlanc

The Electric Playground, 2018 - Oil on Canvas 50 x 58 in. (170cm x 203cm)

www.victorleblanc.com

This includes ✓Representation of your works at the World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion ✓Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show ✓ Packing and Unpacking of Art ✓ Hanging and Installation ✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting ✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price) ✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyers ✓ Unlimited Guest passes ✓Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed) ✓Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show.

CFA Artist of the Year 2018

First Place Award

Cinta Vidal

Painter, Spain

https://www.instagram.com/cinta_vidal/

Read an Interview with the artist >>

CFA Artist of the Year 2018

Second Place Award

Nicolas Bruno

Photographer, USA

https://www.nicolasbrunophotography.com/

Read an Interview with the artist >>

CFA Artist of the Year 2018

Third Place Award

Steven Volpe

Painter, Canada

www.stevenvolpe.ca

Read an Interview with the artist >>

The artist selected to exhibit for free at ART EXPO New York, April 19 - 22, 2018 is

Cristian Strittmatter

This includes ✓Representation of your works at the World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion ✓Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show ✓ Packing and Unpacking of Art ✓ Hanging and Installation ✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting ✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price) ✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyers ✓ Unlimited Guest passes ✓Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed) ✓Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show.

The artwork selected to be exhibited for free at ART EXPO New York,  April 4–7, 2019

Untitled Oil on canvas 160 x 160 cm by Italian painter, Emanuele Garletti

This includes ✓Representation of your works at the World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion ✓Insurance when the works are at the venue, for the duration of the show ✓ Packing and Unpacking of Art ✓ Hanging and Installation ✓ Quality Exhibition Lighting ✓ Wall Tags (Title, Size, Medium, Price) ✓ Display table for Business cards, books and flyers ✓ Unlimited Guest passes ✓Free storage of your artworks at our California office before and after the show (if needed) ✓Listing in the show catalog and in the promotional email campaign for the show.


A gallery of artists awarded in our past contests

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