You’re invited to participate in Art Takes Paris 2013. This international search for artistic talent, skill and vision offers you a chance at your very own exhibition this fall in one of the world’s most important cities for artists and collectors. Easily create a profile including your work, work in progress and/or proposals, and have a chance at a career-making exhibition in the city of lights.
With over 150 galleries located a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, the 7th Arrondissement is known as the Heart of Paris, and is the most prestigious area of the city for emerging contemporary art.
Galerie 66 in Paris is amongst 150 art galleries and antique shops in the area, and is minutes away from the Eiffel Tower. Opening their doors in 2006, this contemporary gallery hosts a global community of renowned artists and discerning collectors.
This is your chance to have a piece of it.
The selected Category Award Winners will each receive $1000, an online feature and inclusion in a printed one-sheet distributed in Paris.
PLUS: PLUS: All entrants receive a Thank You package ($70 value) of exclusive freebies and discounts from our sponsors and partners. The Top 100 runners-up will receive online features, gaining worldwide exposure!
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The Grand Prize selections will not affect the People’s Choice Award.
All participants will be considered for a chance to showcase in Paris and gain the attention of the the global art market. This is your chance to position yourself amongst an impressive community of A-list Parisian galleries and artists, and widely respected international patrons and art collectors.
You’re Invited to show your work in the city of lights.
1) Who is Eligible to Enter
Art Takes Paris is open to all artists around the world! We are looking for all types of innovative work including: Sculpture, Installation, Painting, Photography, Design, Illustration, Film, Video, Performance, Sound, New Media and more! Conceptual proposals are also welcome.
2) How to Submit Work
We only accept entries through our online submission form. All applicants will receive a gorgeous online portfolio and will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award (judged entirely online and does not affect the selection of the Grand Prize winner). Portfolios are fully editable (you can change/add images and modify your bio) until the deadline.
Price for entry is $29 for a People’s Choice entry; $69 for a Grand Prize entry (maximum of 25 images for both levels). You can enter both levels for a combined price of $48 before the Early Entry Deadline and $79 after July 22nd
After completing payment, you will be sent a confirmation email with your username, password, and direct link to your portfolio, which you will be able to start using immediately.
3) The Awards
Our top selected artist will be awarded the Grand Prize: A feature exhibition in a Paris gallery publicized to the top players and collectors in the international art world, $10,000 total cash (includes a $5,000 grant to produce new work and a $5,000 cash prize), luxury accommodations, a publicity campaign around your work in both Paris and New York and an online feature promoting your work internationally.
The public will cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive the People's Choice Award: $10,000 cash and an online feature promoting your work internationally.
Category Winners will each receive $1,000 cash and inclusion in a printed one-sheet distributed at the exhibit in Paris.
An Early Entry Award of $1,000 cash and online feature will be offered to one selected artist who registers by the Early Entry Deadline (Monday July 22, 2013 11:59pm EST).
The top 100 runners-up will receive online features, gaining worldwide exposure!
The Top 100 artists and the winners of the Grand Prize and Early Entry Awards will be selected by the Grand Prize judges from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Andy Warhol Museum, Lisson Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Selection is based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill and ambition. The artist whose entry receives the highest score, as determined by Art Takes Paris, will be the potential Grand Prize winner.
Category winners will be selected by the jurors in each of the respective categories: (1) Painting & Drawing, (2) Photography, (3) Sculpture & Installation, (4) Design & Illustration, and (5) Motion & Sound. To see all the category judges, click here.
The People’s Choice Award recipient will be determined by the public. Eligible visitors to the site will have a chance to vote for their favorite entry during the Online Voting Period. The artist whose entry receives the highest number of public votes, as determined by Art Takes Paris will be the People’s Choice Award winner.
5) Use of Entry
See.Me will not resell your work, or use your images for any commercial purpose outside the terms of the contest and the Paris Reception. Every image you submit is yours, you retain all rights to your images.
Your images will be hosted on our web server for viewing via your public portfolio and your images may be selected for special promotion through See.Me and other press/partner outlets. For example, in the past major magazines and television outlets have run features on our photographers and we have facilitated that connection. If a major press outlet approaches us to feature your work, we will contact you and work with you to craft the story to the highest benefit for you and your career.
Your images will never be sold to a 3rd party.
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Visit http://www.arttakesparis.com/ and register as a member. Follow the directions provided to upload your artwork. Registrations are complete when member’s artwork has been successfully uploaded. All registrations to be considered for the awards must be received by September 2nd, 2013 11:59pm ET (the "Final Deadline").
Members who join by the Final Deadline will be eligible for the Grand Prize (as described below).
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One (1) potential Early Entry Award winner will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill, and ambition. The entrant who submitted the entry receiving the highest score, as determined by See.Me in its sole discretion, will be the potential Early Entry Award winner. The public collecting used in the People's Choice Award does not affect and will not otherwise be taken into account in awarding the Early Entry Award.
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Six (6) potential Category Award winners will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill, and ambition. The categories include Painting, Sculpture & Installation, Works on Paper, Photography, Design & Illustration, and Motion & Sound (Film, Video, Performance & Sound). Entries are subject to inclusion in any number of categories based on the sole discretion of See.Me. The entrants who submitted the entries receiving the highest scores in their categories, as determined by See.Me in its sole discretion, will be the potential Category Award winners. The public collecting used in the People's Choice Award does not affect and will not otherwise be taken into account in awarding the Category Award prizes.
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To contact us, first read through this FAQ for answers to your questions. If this doesn't help, our contact information is below. For the full official rules and regulations of the contest, click here.
Q: I already have a See.me profile. How should I enter?
A: If you already have a See.me account you should enter the same email address and password that you use to login to your see.me account. This will ensure that you do not create a secondary or duplicate account. It also ensures that all your information is kept together!
Q: What is Art Takes Paris about?
A: See.Me is always looking for talented, innovative and creative artists. Art Takes Paris is an open call for a chance to showcase in the city of lights and gain the attention of the international art world. This is your chance to position yourself amongst an impressive community of A-list Parisian galleries and artists, and widely respected international patrons and art collectors.
Q: What is the Grand Prize Package?
A: Our top selected artist will be awarded a featured exhibition in Paris, $10,000 total cash (includes a $5,000 grant to produce new work and a $5,000 cash prize), a publicity campaign around your work in both Paris and New York and an online feature promoting your workinternationally.
The Grand Prize, Early Entry and Category Award recipients are decided by our judges - winners’ selection is not correlated in any way to your portfolio vote tally. The judges will be seeing your work on it's own and only the quality of your work will be considered.
Q: What if I don’t want to go to Paris?A. No problem! The Grand Prize winner is not required to travel to Paris. We will present your work for you.
Q: What is the People’s Award?
A: The public will cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive the People's Choice Award: $10,000 cash and an online feature promoting your work internationally.
Q: How can people view my portfolio and vote for me?
A: The People’s Choice Voting closes on Septmber 2nd, 2013. In order for people to see your work, you must to spread the word. You can now share your work directly form your portfolio. Click the 'Share’ button from your portfolio and choose from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about your portfolio.
Q: How do I view my online portfolio?
A: If you submitted an online entry, you will be sent a confirmation email with your username, password, and direct link to your portfolio. You can also obtain the link to your online portfolio by logging into your account here.
Q: How do I vote?
A: At the top of your portfolio, there is a Vote button. Click on it and your vote will be submitted. You may only vote once. Anyone can vote on your portfolio. Encourage friends, family and anyone else to vote your portfolio up so you can win the People’s Choice Award.
Q: What is the deadline for entry?
A: The Early Entry deadline is Monday, July 22, 2013 11:59pm EST. The Standard Entry deadline is Monday, August 18th, 2013 11:59pm EST and the Final Entry deadline is Monday, September 2nd, 2013 11:59pm EST (late fees may apply).
Q: What type of Art do you accept?
A: We are looking for all types of art including (and definitely not limited to): Sculpture, Installation, Painting, Photography, Design, Illustration, Film, Video, Performance, Sound and more! Conceptual proposals are also welcome. If you have any questions regarding the type of work accepted, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Q: How do I submit my work?
A: We accept submissions only through our online submission form. All applicants will receive a gorgeous online portfolio.
After completing payment, you will be sent a confirmation email with your username, password, and direct link to your portfolio, which you will be able to start using immediately.
Q: What is the submission fee?
A: Price for entry is $29 for Peoples Choice; $69 for Grand Prize (maximum of 25 images).
Q: Are transactions on your website secure?
A: Yes. We use the latest encryption technology and trusted processors to make sure your personal information is kept confidential and secure.
Q: Can I submit work if I live outside of New York?
A: Yes. We accept submissions from all over the world.
Q: Can I submit a hard copy of my work? Can I mail in a CD of my work?
A: No, all work must be submitted online through our online submission form.
Q: How many images can I submit?
A: Online submissions are limited to 25 images per portfolio. You can submit as many portfolios as you like.
Q: What type of image files can I submit online?
A: Images cannot exceed 2 MB in size. We suggest submitting images that are between 1 and 2 megapixels (between 1,000 and 2,000 pixels wide). All images must be in .jpg format.
Q: Who is eligible? Do I need to have shown work publicly?
A: Submitters must be 18 or older. We accept work from artists who have had public shows and those who remain undiscovered. We aren't interested in your work history; we are only interested in the quality of work you are producing now.
Q: When is the decision made?
A: The winner will be announced before/on October 15, 2013.
Q: How can I contact you if I have further questions?
A: Feel free to e-mail us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I submit video?
A: In order to submit video you must upload stills of your work in .jpg format. Be sure to submit video stills that capture the essence of your work! Please include the link to your video at the end of your bio.
Q: How do I submit a proposal?
A: You may submit a proposal by uploading a .jpg of your work. Please include a brief description of your proposal in your bio and include a link to a .pdf or website with a full description if applicable. Please Note: You must upload at least 1 file in order to be entered in Art Takes Paris.