The Chelsea International Photography Competition
The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers.
Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the FREE art competition ‘Inspiration from Isolation’. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure and promote their career.
Inspired by the spirit of our founder, Miki Stiles, Agora Gallery is responding to the challenge faced by artists during these unprecedented times. We are creating an opportunity for everyone to engage on a digital platform. According to Gallery Director Sabrina Gilbertson, “We were all stunned by the Coronavirus and thrown into a confusing new state of existence. Artists are home, disconnected from their regular daily lives and we’ve had to close our doors. These are strange times indeed but out of times like these, inspiration arises!”
In the mid-eighties when Stiles set out to exhibit her amazing silk screens she found it difficult getting into an art gallery without a collector base and previous exhibitions. To overcome such obstacles, she opened her own co-op gallery and provided artists with various opportunities, one being art competitions. Pre-internet the
postal service was the star, dropping off slides of artists’ works as the competition’s jurors were smoking in the gallery’s back room viewing these submissions. Agora has moved forward from those nostalgic times with a sophisticated online platform that allows the gallery to manage a variety of art competitions through the NYArtCompetitions.com platform.