Lines, Shapes & Objects Art Exhibition
For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting lines, shapes & objects. Lines & shapes are two of the seven elements of art. And together they allow artists to create oObjects. How these elements are used affects the composition and overall outcome of an artwork. For this competition, all artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract Lines, Shapes & Objects art and photography.
- The Best in Show winner in each category will be the “Featured Artists” on the website for the duration of the exhibition.
Image requirements: jpeg format, 72 dpi; under 3 Mb in file size; no frame, mat, or watermark.
Judging criteria: creativity, originality, interpretation, quality, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of your chosen medium.
Online submission of digital photographs via the website. No more than a total of 5 images will be accepted in any one submission.
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