Monthly Online Art Competitions

Written by Joely Rogers

Though many galleries and museums are now offering online viewing, as artists ourselves, we understand how deeply a cancelled art exhibition or show can affect an artist's livelihood and ability to provide for their family.

I have put together a list of organizations, some I've personally participated in, that offer online options for artist exhibitions and competitions. Some may require an entry fee, but many offer prizes and a platform to continue your craft.  If you know of others, please share in the comments. This creative community is vast and wonderful, and we're all in this together. 

Online Art Exhibitions

Fusion Art - monthly themed online art competitions

J. Mane Gallery - monthly themed online art competitions and exhibitions

Photo Contest Guru - all photography contests website

Light Space Time - monthly themed online art competitions

Other Opportunities for Work

The Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts artists' galleries and will ship prints of their work. If you don't have a website of your own, this is a possible alternative to promote and sell your work here.

Submittable is a great free tool for finding creative work and calls for artists in general.

If you are looking for a stay-at-home side gig right now, check out Virtual Vocations.

I've used Submittable for art calls, and got two offers from Virtual Vocations last year, so I know they are legit.

Other Opportunities to Advance Your Craft

This might be the perfect time to do something for yourself or your work that you've just not been able to fit into your schedule previously. Whether it be to take a free class, advance your craft, sign up for discounts, or stay involved digitally with the creative community, it's always a good idea to do something for yourself that's long overdue. See my tips on how to take advantage of focused 'me' time and stay connected to the creative community.  

Last Updated December 1, 2020

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