We are always looking for artists whose work we wish to promote and support.
As we consider work for inclusion in CollexArt, we are interested in the idea and concepts behind your work and its execution. Factors such as prior accomplishments, education, the creation date of the work are not relevant in our selection process.
What inspires our curiosity may be unique to us, and therefore, not being selected should not be seen as anything other than not a match for our current selection criteria and mix of reviewers.
CollexArt seeks artworks that express the artist’s ideas about color. In 1963, Josef Albers published the Interaction of Color which shared his thought process that colors are “governed by an internal and deceptive logic.” The artist’s approach to color is personal and intuitive. Through study and/or personal insight, artists have an inherent sense of the play of color in their work whether they are involved in abstract studies or using color to elicit associations.
Artists are asked to submit work that addresses the studied use of color, where color is a big part of the artist’s toolset and is what makes the work complete. Subject matter is open.
One artist will be awarded the Purchase Award at the conclusion of this call (see previous winners).
Submitting artists (including the Purchase Award winner) may be invited to have their own in-depth Artist Profile Page, have their work included in the CollexArt Store and in the curated Online Exhibit Space.
This award identifies a single artwork as the best of the year. The Grand Prize will be awarded in March of 2021. Artists who are selected for Purchase Awards, Artist Profile Pages, Exhibit Space in CollexArt or for the CollexArt store are registered as finalists for the prize.
Artists whose work catches the attention of the curators, but who do not receive a Purchase Award or an Artist Profile Page, may be invited for exposure in the CollexArt Selected Works Forum.
All participants are eligible for a complimentary one year CollexArt membership. Those just starting out, and who have never had a professional artist portfolio website can request a CollexArt sponsored website for a year (domain name is not included).
The Purchase Award is intended to support the selected artists with meaningful recognition as part of the CollexArt Private Patron Collection. When submitting artwork to this call for entry, you can tag images for the Purchase Award and/or for CollexArt Exhibition.
The Purchase Award funds $1000 for the acquisition of any one artwork you tagged for the Purchase Award. If an artwork you tagged for the Purchase Award is selected, you understand that the CollexArt Patrons intend to acquire your work for $1,000. Artists submitting for the Purchase Award should value their work in accordance with prior sales history or an established gallery purchase value of similar works. If your submitted work is valued under the $1,000 Purchase Award amount, we may contact you to acquire additional pieces up to the Purchase Award amount.
CollexArt pays for the shipping of all artwork acquired through the Purchase Award. In the case of an international acquisition, CollexArt Patrons pay for customs and importation fees.
In the rare case that no artist is identified as the Purchase Award winner, at the conclusion of a call for entry, CollexArt will refund all artist submission fees.
Open to all USA and International artists 18 years and older
Accepting all original visual media excluding video, film and animated Gifs
Accepted works must be priced for sale, marked as price on request, or not for sale
All submissions must be original artwork conceived and produced by the artist
All submissions must be free from copyright infringement
If submitting photography any necessary release forms must be procured prior to submitting
Only digital files are accepted through the CollexArt submission system (powered by SubmitArts)
Images must be saved and submitted as JPGs
Images must be no larger than 2000 pixels on the longest side
Images must be 5MB or less
If you do not have a SubmitArts account you will establish one with your submission
The entry fee is $35.00 for up to 6 images and $2 each for each additional image. Submission fees are not refundable. You can request to apply the $35 submission fee towards a CollexArt membership. Please note that CollexArt Membership level II and III participants do not have to pay a fee to submit work to CollexArt themed calls during the year.
Entry Deadline: July 5th, 2020
Artist Notification: July 21st, 2020
Artists maintain all copyrights to submitted artwork. Artists grant permission to Kodexio (CollexArt developer / owner) to store submission images and related collected data for submission management purposes and to offer jurors a way to review and select submissions.
If your work is selected for a CollexArt award or any other type of recognition and or benefit (artist profile, sponsored website, etc.), you grant Kodexio (CollexArt developer / owner) a license to use your submission to promote and showcase its website, activities and to achieve its mission. Such license will not be used to resell or sublicense your submission. Therefore you grant Kodexio a non-exclusive, royalty free, irrevocable, worldwide perpetual license to use, publish, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works, distribute and display your work and submission information, including your name and location, in the CollexArt website, advertising, and promotional materials.
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