Your Magic Moment
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A Call for Art That Will Put Your Work on the Cover of Artists Magazine
How remarkable would it be to not only have an inkling of your artistic ability, but to have that knowledge reinforced by a selection of experts who knows great art when they see it? To feel that your work, so often conceptualized and created in the privacy of your own studio or workspace and pursued solely for the love of art, has something quite singular to offer the world — and that others saw that same star quality too? That is the power and the essence of the Artists Magazine Cover Competition — to celebrate your wellspring of creativity by offering you the opportunity to secure a place for your work in the most prominent setting that the editors of Artists Magazine have to offer — the cover of our magazine.
A magazine’s cover images truly establish its visual identity and point of view. It is the place where iconic images find a home. It is also an inspiring reflection of what you will find within the publication’s pages. For the editors of Artists Magazine to consider your work for this prominent placement is a true reflection of the appreciation they have for this vibrant, skilled, passionate community of artists — of which you are an integral part.
The grand prize-winning artwork of the Artists Magazine Cover Competition will be seen on newsstands across the country wherever Artists Magazine is sold, not to mention delivered across the globe to thousands of art enthusiasts and passionate artists just like you. The top winners will also receive cash prizes and gift cards from Jerry’s Artarama to replenish art supplies and tools. We’re also pleased to share that for every entry fee submitted for the competition, we will pass along a donation to The Jerry Goldstein Foundation, which raised funds for tuition and scholarships to help young artists follow their dreams.
Where to Start
Seize this opportunity. Put your heart into it. Not sure how to begin? Let the answer to this question guide you: What caused you to pick up a paintbrush or pencil in the first place? Was it a desire to master a technique? A love of color? Or line? Whatever drew you to the easel or drawing board initially — that is a great indicator of how you can approach the Artists Magazine Cover Competition true to yourself and your art.
On Your Terms
Don’t hold back, play it safe, or overthink it. And definitely don’t pursue trendy innovations simply for innovation’s sake. That isn’t the answer either. Instead, give us your sincere best. The editors are looking for an artist who can skillfully bring their concept to fruition, making a work that intrigues and defies our expectations a bit. But creating a cover worthy painting isn’t about following a formula. It’s about understanding how to capture the eye with just a glance. How you do that is completely up to you. Break out the big idea you’ve been waiting to explore and give it your all. That’s the freedom of creating, and it is what we are all here for! Art lovers, our editors, and your fellow artists are waiting to see what you come up with.
Want to get noticed or would love to have something exciting to share with your collectors and fan?
Need a boost to help you rise in prominence to sell more art or grow your thriving art business?
And if you want to embrace new opportunities as a passionate artist…
This is the way forward! Submit your work to the Artists Magazine Cover competition today!
Artists Magazine Cover Competition | Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama
This competition is open to all artists, U.S. or international, age 18 and older.
For every entry fee received, the Artists Magazine will make a donation to The Jerry Goldstein Foundation, which raised funds for tuition and scholarships to help young artists follow their dreams.
Cover Prize: $2,000 + Winning Artwork Featured on the cover of a 2022 issue of Artists Magazine + $300 Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card
2nd Place: $1,250 + Editorial Write-Up in an issue of Artists Magazine + $150 Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card
3rd Place: $750 + Editorial Write-Up in an issue of Artists Magazine + $75 Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card
4th Place: Editorial Write-Up in an issue of Artists Magazine + $15 Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card
5th Place: Editorial Write-Up in an issue of Artists Magazine + $15 Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card
All winners will be featured on a special digital landing page for the competition.
Early Bird / Membership: $30
*A portion of each entry will be donated to the Jerry Goldstein Foundation.
Dates & Deadlines
Early Bird Submission Start Date: Tuesday August 31st, 2021
Early Bird Submission End Date: Thursday, November 11th, 2021
Final Submission Date: Thursday, December 9th, 2021