“Art Olympia 2019,” Third International Open Art Competition, Set for 2019 in Japan

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SOURCE Art Olympia Executive Committee Office

SAITAMA, Japan, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The third International Open Art Competition, “Art Olympia 2019,” will be held in Japan next year, with announcement of winners and their exhibition scheduled for June. Art Olympia, held once every two years, aims to discover talented artists and support them. Approximately 160 artworks will be selected for a final review in Tokyo by a panel of jurors invited from around the world. The 1st-place winner will receive US$120,000. In addition, 160 artists will receive prize money and 1,000 artists will be honored and featured. The competition will give away a total of approximately US$500,000 in cash awards and prizes for supporting artist activities.

This third Art Olympia will accept two-dimensional artworks. Acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mineral pigments, print, charcoal, digital/multimedia art, mixed media, photography, etc. will be also accepted. The maximum size is 117cm x 117cm (46 x 46 inches).

A primary review will be done using artwork images and the final review will use actual artworks. Moreover, the final review will use a point-rating system, allowing the public to check the reviewing process. With an eye to supporting young artists, Art Olympia has created a Student Category, allowing students to apply for both All-Entrants and Student Categories.

Internationally based jurors:

Brett Littman: Director, Noguchi Museum/New YorkChu Teh-I: Artist, Founder of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts/TaipeiFlorence Derieux: Director of Exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth/New YorkEmmanuelle Lequeux: Journalist for Le Monde/ParisZheng Lin: Founder and Director of Tang Contemporary Art/Beijing

Hiroshi Senju: ArtistToyomi Hoshina: Vice President, Tokyo University of the ArtsAkiya Takahashi: Director, Mitsubishi Ichigokan MuseumYuko Hasegawa: Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art TokyoAkiko Endo: Artist

All-Entrants Category: 1st prize US$120,000 (one winner)Student Category: 1st prize US$20,000 (one winner)1,000 artists will be honored and featured.

1. Entry period: From October 1, 2018, to March 15, 20192. Announcement of winners: June 6, 20193. Exhibition: Toshima Ward Office Building, June 8-16, 2019                      Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, June 23-29, 2019

The International Open Art Competition, “Art Olympia 2019″English, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese versions: artolympia.info/ 

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