1. Whether you’ve been an artist for 2 years or 20, preparing an entry is an opportunity to take a step back and look at your body of work and ask yourself the question - What pieces will make the best presentation?
2. You’ll receive exposure to a sophisticated, appreciative New York audience, and to an ever larger global audience through print and online media. If you are selected, you will recoup the entry fee, along your shipping costs many times over through the public relations you will receive.
3. Being exhibited alongside other talented artists is an honor and provides inspiration.
4. Showing your art to gallerists, curators, and editors can be the start of something big. Russell Mehlman earned a Certificate of Excellence in the 2013 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition; he won Best in Show Gold at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in 2015 and 2016. Evelyn Wang was in the 2009 exhibit; she’s recently held solo exhibitions in London, Los Angeles, New York, Rotterdam, and Shanghai.