Image: Dreams of Rooftop Pools at Sonar by Emily Moore (UK)
Online art gallery Rise Art has today unveiled the 26-artist shortlist for its inaugural Rise Art Prize – a new global competition seeking to unearth the best established and up-and-coming artists from around the world.
The art prize is the only one of its kind to actively seek out artist entries globally with expert judging panels from 5 all-encompassing regions of the world.
The regional judges include: Scottish sculptor Bruce McLean; founder of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Touria El Glaoui; and founder of Unit London Joe Kennedy.
Scene K by Hiroshi Sato (Americas)
The shortlist is announced as satirical painter Harland Miller, iconic fashion photographer David Bailey CBE, Turner-nominated artist Fiona Banner and renowned British street artist Ben Eine join the global judging panel, alongside YBA artist Gavin Turk, twice Turner Prize nominated sculptor Richard Wilson and Sarah Martin, Head of Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary. English contemporary artist Antony Micallef, is also amongst those to join the panel.
Global judges will be looking for creative excellence, original ideas and technical skill to choose a winner from each of twelve different categories, ultimately awarding the coveted Global Artist of the Year prize to one winner.
Summer Scent by Susan Schmidt (Australasia)
The Global Artist of the Year will receive a £10,000 cash prize, along with the opportunity to exhibit their work at an international exhibition in Central London, business and financial mentorship from industry experts, a short biopic around their practice, and editorial, marketing and exhibition opportunities through Rise Art.
Other accolades up for grabs include UK Artist of the Year and UK Young Artist of the Year, plus individual category winners for different mediums including Street Art, Painting, Drawing, Screen Printing, Photography and Sculpture.
For more information, and to view the shortlist in full, please Click Here.