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SHADES OF BLUE 1. BEST Charles Osaro - Eyes on the Sparrow - Acrylic & Charcoal - Shades o

Painting by  Charles Osaro 2022 Best in Show

Shades of blue 2023

International Juried
Visual Arts Competition

deadline january 8, 2023
Competition closed

Open call to artists 18 years and older for Camelback Gallery's 6th annual Shades of Blue Competition. We are looking for artwork in all styles and subject matter. The artwork must have shades of blue as the focal point, or as a prominent or secondary color. Jurors will be looking for originality, quality of work and technical skill.

Mediums to be considered but not limited to: Colored Pencil,  Encaustic, Mixed Media, Gouache, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Airbrush, Fiber, Sculpture, Collage, Digital Art and Photography.


We do not sell artwork, if you are an award recipient we promote your work. If we have sale inquiries we will have the buyer contact the artist directly.


This is a competition, only the award recipients will be in the online group exhibition. The selection of artwork will be chosen by three art industry professional who will select and vote on the artwork for the exhibition. 

on or before January 25, 2023

Timeline for this event:
01/23/23 Best in Show’s art piece is featured in main page slider.
01/23/23 E-blast exhibition and award announcement goes to all Camelback Gallery artists and subscribers.
01/23/23 Award exhibition announced at Art Week.
01/23/23 Award exhibition announced at Art Base.
01/23/23 - 01/25/23 Facebook individual image post of Best in Show, Gold awards and Silver awards + group announcement of Bronze awards and finalists.
01/23/23 - 01/25/23 Instagram individual image post of Best in Show, Gold awards and Silver awards.
01/23/23 - Award recipients retrieve digital award certificates. We kindly ask that you do not share these until 1/23/23.

01/25/23 Best in Show announced at Top Art Awards.
01/25/23 Best in Show news story published at Art Base.
01/26/23 Best in Show and Gold award receives cash awards via PayPal.
01/26/23 Top 14 award video published on YouTube, Facebook & Twitter. 
(These dates may be subject to change) 

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