OPEN CALL TO ART STUDENTS
TOP PRIZE £10,000 – Winners’ Exhibition Gallery@OXO
The Chaiya Art Awards is the UK’s newest theme based biennial art awards with a top prize of £10,000. The awards and exhibition will be held at London’s prestigious gallery@oxo on the busy Southbank riverside and will celebrate inspiring art on the first intriguing theme: Where is God in our 21st century world?
The Chaiya Art Awards has its roots in Christianity but does this mean you have to believe in God to enter? No, this competition is open to people of all faiths, to those who have no belief in God and to everyone in between. It’s about continuing an age old conversation with an age old medium, in a modern setting through contemporary eyes. It’s about asking the big question and looking for inspiration from the wealth of our nation’s creatives.
Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” We encourage all participants to mine the depths of their imagination and fly creatively.
The art categories are simple. There are none. Your piece can be in any artistic medium that can be displayed in the gallery, be abstract, inspired by world news stories, in the fine and personal detail or shrouded in mystery. Be sure to consider the theme and the constraints of the gallery@oxo first.
The winners’ exhibition will run over Easter next year, but we are open for submissions NOW.
The judges will be looking for originality, technical excellence and emotional impact.
Be authentic and be daring.