International Guild of Realism
Current Exhibition ~ International Guild of Realism Winter Salon Online Exhibition

March 20th - May 20th, 2019  |  Entry Deadline February 3rd, 2019
 

Online Exhibition Featuring Cash Awards, National Art Magazine Articles, Prizes, and Gift Certificates!
The International Guild of Realism (IGOR) is proud to announce a Call for Entries for our first ever "IGOR Winter Salon Online Juried Exhibition". We have received many requests from IGOR members to offer an online exhibition whereas entered paintings can receive numerous cash awards and prize certificates without incurring the shipping expense. This year's exhibition will be an online juried exhibition for IGOR Members Only and will feature Cash Awards, Purchase Awards, National Art Magazine Articles, Prizes and Award Certificates! Most, if not all, award categories will offer a cash prize or a major award certificate. You will be able to enter paintings that are already sold and paintings that are for sale. We will have our usual Ad marketing campaign and the entire juried show will be listed on our IGOR website and on QC Fine Arts website. Plus the entire show will be on the new and improved American Art Collector magazine's website with links back to IGOR. We will be employing an Art Broker with over 25 years in the art business to assist IGOR with sales. Artists will receive 75% of sales price if paintings are sold and you won't have any shipping expense unless your painting sells. This will be a whole new experience for us but we believe that online exhibitions will be the wave of the future. IGOR members will have another vehicle to sell paintings with increased marketing exposure and a chance to win major cash and prize awards.
 

About the 2019 Winter Salon
We believe that selling paintings online will be the wave of the future especially with younger art buyers so we will be giving a strong effort to make this a success in many ways. We will have the entire juried exhibition listed on three major art websites including our active IGOR website, brand new state of the art website of American Art Magazine and the new fine art retailer, QC Fine Arts. Every painting will be listed on these websites and interested collectors will be directed to our IGOR art broker with over 25 years in the art business. We will market the Online Exhibition on numerous social networking sites including Facebook, IGOR YouTube Channel and Instagram. IGOR artists can enter Sold paintings along with paintings that will be for sale. All juried paintings will be eligible for the IGOR Awards! When sales are made, IGOR artists will receive 75% of the sales price which is substantially higher than in our gallery sales.

 

The Entire Juried Show Will Be Featured on Three Important Art Websites

International Guild of Realism
www.realismguild.com

American Art Collector Magazine
Leading realist art magazine in America featuring a brand new and improved website.
www.americanartcollector.com

Quality Collections of Fine Art
Specializing in selling fine realist art through a major online gallery website and a brick and mortar gallery in Arizona.
www.qcfinearts.com
 

We will put forth maximum effort to make our first Winter Salon Online Exhibition a smashing success! We are asking you and members of IGOR to send in your very best and most creative masterworks. Like we mentioned above, you can enter some of your best Sold paintings which will also be eligible for the many IGOR awards. The entry deadline is January 20th so you have less time than usual and there will be no extension! Although the Cash Awards, Purchase Awards, National Art Magazine Articles and Prize Certificates will be a major draw to enter this exhibition, we will also make every effort to sell as many paintings as possible. We also plan to offer a major discount Ad offer from American Art Collector magazine in the April issue. We encourage all of our IGOR members to start painting their masterworks and have them finished before the deadline. Let's be a strong team and make this exhibition worth remembering. Mark your calendar and pick up the brushes! Happy painting/drawing!

 

Key Dates
Entry Deadline: February 3rd, 2019
Juried Results Announced: February 8th - 10th, 2019
Exhibition Dates: March 20th - May 20th, 2019

Cash Awards, National Magazine Articles, Prizes and Gift Certificates
As customary during our annual juried exhibitions, we will appoint a guest judge(s) to jury the award winners. The judges will be experts in Fine Art Realism and may possibly include gallery owners, award winning artists and museum curators. All winners will receive their below listed Cash Award, Prize, National Art Magazine Article or Award Certificate. All award winners will receive their certificates and award prize by mail after the conclusion of the exhibition.
 

AWARD CATEGORIES

First Place Best of Show
$1,000 Cash Award from Quality Collections of Fine Arts
www.qcfinearts.com

Second Place
$700 Award Certificate from Artesano Fine Art Frames
www.artesanoframes.com

Third Place
$250 Cash Award from IGOR

American Art Collector Editor's Choice
Two page feature article in an issue of American Art Collector Magazine
www.americanartcollector.com

Bill & Susan Rowett Collector's Choice
$200 Cash Award from Bill and Susan Rowett

Best Figurative
$500 Award Certificate from Artesano Fine Art Frames
www.artesanoframes.com

Sarah & Brenna Smith Creative Achievement Purchase Award
The lucky winner will sell their painting to the above Collector at an agreed price.

International Artist Magazine Editor's Choice
4 TO 6 page feature article in an issue of International Artist Magazine
www.internationalartist.com

Pioneer in Realism
$300 Gift Certificate from Artesano Fine Art Frames
www.artesanoframes.com

Mia Raquel Smith Best Landscape Purchase Award
The lucky winner will sell their painting to the above Collector at an agreed price.

Best Floral
$125 Cash from IGOR

Best Wildlife
$125 Cash from IGOR

Best Still Life
To Be Determined

Best Drawing
To Be Determined

Artist's Choice
To Be Determined

Best Tromp l'oeil
To Be Determined
 

Please note: Award prizes may be subject to change.

 

Many Thanks to Our Corporate Sponsors:


Monthly Magazine of Traditional Fine Art
www.americanartcollector.com

Quality Custom Fine Art Frames
www.aretesanoframes.com

Specializing in Selling Realist Art
www.qcfinearts.com

 

Entry Requirements
Digital submission requirements for this year: All entrants must be juried IGOR Members in good standing at the time of the judging as well as during the exhibition (e.g., annual dues must have been paid, and all rules and entry requirements fulfilled).

We do encourage members to submit new and fresh works of art of the highest quality in order to make our Winter Salon a smashing success! You can also submit paintings that are already SOLD and these will be eligible for the Awards!

 

Promotion
The International Guild of Realism will be doing extensive advertising and publicity to promote this exhibition on your behalf. As soon as you have learned that your artwork has been selected by the judges, the Guild will send out our advertising discounted offer through American Art Collector magazine to juried members so don't miss this promotional ad campaign.
 

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