The third International Open Art Competition, “Art Olympia 2019,” will be held in Japan next year, with announcement of winners and their exhibition scheduled for June. Art Olympia, held once every two years, aims to discover talented artists and support them. Approximately 160 artworks will be selected for a final review in Tokyo by a panel of jurors invited from around the world. The 1st-place winner will receive US$120,000. In addition, 160 artists will receive prize money and 1,000 artists will be honored and featured. The competition will give away a total of approximately US$500,000 in cash awards and prizes for supporting artist activities.
This third Art Olympia will accept two-dimensional artworks. Acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mineral pigments, print, charcoal, digital/multimedia art, mixed media, photography, etc. will be also accepted. The maximum size is 117cm x 117cm (46 x 46 inches).
A primary review will be done using artwork images and the final review will use actual artworks. Moreover, the final review will use a point-rating system, allowing the public to check the reviewing process. With an eye to supporting young artists, Art Olympia has created a Student Category, allowing students to apply for both All-Entrants and Student Categories.
Internationally based jurors:
Brett Littman: Director, Noguchi Museum/New York
Chu Teh-I: Artist, Founder of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts/Taipei
Florence Derieux: Director of Exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth/New York
Emmanuelle Lequeux: Journalist for Le Monde/Paris
Zheng Lin: Founder and Director of Tang Contemporary Art/Beijing
Hiroshi Senju: Artist
Toyomi Hoshina: Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts
Akiya Takahashi: Director, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
Yuko Hasegawa: Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Akiko Endo: Artist
All-Entrants Category: 1st prize US$120,000 (one winner)
Student Category: 1st prize US$20,000 (one winner)
1,000 artists will be honored and featured.
1. Entry period: From October 1, 2018, to March 15, 2019
2. Announcement of winners: June 6, 2019
3. Exhibition: Toshima Ward Office Building, June 8-16, 2019
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, June 23-29, 2019
The International Open Art Competition, “Art Olympia 2019”
English, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese versions: http://artolympia.info/
Entry site: http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1452
SOURCE Art Olympia Executive Committee Office