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16 May 2024

Compete The 38th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

New York Art Competitions New York, New York, United States

The Chelsea International Photography Competition

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 18, 2024 – The 38th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition beckons artists worldwide to showcase innovative works across various mediums. This prestigious event promises international online exposure, an exhibition in the bustling art hub of Chelsea, New York, and the chance to win cash awards.

Gain recognition and support for your artistic endeavors. Immerse yourself in New York City’s dynamic art scene. Display your art to a diverse, global audience. Compete for cash prizes and online promotional opportunities.

Thirty artists will be selected to exhibit in the collective exhibition, which will take place at Agora Gallery

Open to artists at any career stage. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Submissions reviewed by an expert jury panel. Accepted mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Video art, film, performance art, and jewelry are not accepted mediums.


  • Lydia Matthews – Writer, Curator, Professor of Visual Culture Parsons School of Design, New York. Lydia Matthews is a Brooklyn and Athens-based educator, curator, and writer with expertise in contemporary art and cultural activism… see more
  • Shana Nys Dambrot – Art Critic, Curator, Author, Arts Editor, L.A. Weekly, California. Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA… see more

Over $70,000 in prizes await our selected artists. Plus…

  • Collective Exhibition – 30 artists will be able to showcase their work in a collective exhibition in New York City.
  • Cash Prizes – 5 selected artists will each receive a cash award of $1,000.
  • Online Promotion – 5 selected artists have the chance to receive a year-long spotlight on
  • Social Media Promotion – 5 photographers will be awarded one week of promotion during the competition exhibition on our social media platforms.
  • Honorable Mention – 10 selected artists will be awarded with an honorable mention which grants complimentary entry to the prestigious 39th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.
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A standard $55 entry fee is required, covering up to 5 images. Additional images can be added at $5 per image.

Visit us for complete details and easy online application. Use promo code ‘ARTDeadlineCIFAC’.

Also see past participant artists works.

The exhibition space incorporates a 20/80 commission structure: the artist receives 80% of the list/retail price, and the exhibition space receives 20% of the list/retail price.

New York Art Competitions, a division of the Agora Group, is dedicated to providing artists and photographers with unparalleled opportunities for recognition and advancement. Established in 1984 and rooted in the legacy of our founder, Miki Stiles, we strive to empower artists to thrive in the competitive New York art market and beyond.

Through our annual juried international competitions, the Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition and the Chelsea International Photo Competition, we aim to celebrate artistic excellence, foster cultural exchange, and amplify the voices of creatives from around the world.

Agora Gallery – New York Art Competitions
530 West 25th Street
New York, NY, 10001

Opportunity Categories: Photography Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Extended Deadlines, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Online, In-Kind Benefit, Publication, and Sales.

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