3 Nov 2016

Competitions National Art Encounter Competition 2017

Naples Art AssociationNaples, Florida, United States

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 16, 2017 – The National Art Encounter Competition 2017 is a biennial exhibition open to artists residing in the United States. The Competition is open to all media, subject matter and genres of artwork created after January 1, 2013.

The exhibition will be on view in the Naples Art Association’s Frederick O. Watson Gallery from March 17 – April 15, 2017.

$3,500 in cash awards will be presented to artists during the Preview Reception on Friday, March 16, 2017. Artists are encouraged to attend the preview reception, but attendance is not a requirement. Award checks will be mailed to winning artists who are unable to accept their awards in person.

List of Awards:
$1,000 Best of Show
$800 First Place
$600 Second Place
$400 Juror’s Choice Award
$200 Award of Merit
$200 Award of Merit
$100 Honorable Mention
$100 Honorable Mention
$100 Honorable Mention

Three Jurors will review online entries and select award winners.

Three distinguished art professionals will review all entries and nominate the award winners: Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Jade Dellinger, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Director; and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History, Emerita, Santa Fe College.

APPLY ONLINE – Entry Fee of $29
Enter one or two artworks online in either the 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional artwork category.

Notifications will be posted on February 6, 2017.

Artwork exhibited in the National Art Encounter Competition 2017 may be available for purchase or listed as NFS (not for sale). The Naples Art Association processes sales and will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Proceeds from artwork sales support the Naples Art Association’s exhibition programs.


  • January 16, 2017 – Entry Deadline
  • February 6, 2017 – Notification Date (notification posted to your CaFE account)
  • Feb. 28, 2017 – Shipped Artwork Deadline (ship to ARTMove, LLC)
  • March 5, 2017; 12 noon to 2 pm – Artwork Receiving (For an earlier delivery date: Make an appointment to hand deliver your accepted artwork during regular business hours.)
  • March 6, 2017; 10 am to 2 pm – Artwork Receiving
  • March 16, 2017; 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Preview Reception
  • March 17 – April 15, 2017 – Exhibition Open (Gallery Hours are 10 am to 4 pm,
  • Monday – Saturday with free admission.)
  • April 16, 2017; 12 noon to 2 pm – Artwork Pick-up
  • April 17, 2017; 10 am to 2 pm – Artwork Pick-up
  • Week of April 24, 2017 – Artwork return shipped by ARTMove LLC

The Naples Art Association is over 60 years old and is located in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Naples Art Association
585 Park St.
Naples, Florida 34102
t: 239.262.6517

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 1 day.

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