The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is a national search to find the next big name in visual arts. Created in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the Artisan Series offers under represented artists a national platform to showcase their work. The contest extends to galleries in 14 regions across the US and Canada: New York, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, and Austin. One artist from each region, and two chosen by popular ballot online, will be chosen to showcase at the grand finale event at SCOPE Miami Beach during Art Basel this December. Out of that group, one lucky grand prize winner will be invited to have a solo exhibition at SCOPE NYC in March, 2018.
This is the third year Austin will be participating. We had a fantastic show last year, and ART on 5th is excited to be hosting the semi-finalist exhibition again for our region!
How to Participate in Austin
Artists at least 25 years of age and living within 150 miles of Austin are eligible to be considered for the semi-final exhibition in our region. A panel of local judges will make their selections based on innovation, aesthetics, and imagination. Chosen works will be on display here at ART on 5th during September, 2017 as part of the Artisan Series Semi-Finalist Exhibition for the Austin region. Only one artist from our region will be chosen to move on to the finalist event in Miami for Art Basel, where they will compete for the top 3 stipend prizes and the SCOPE NYC solo exhibit.
Submissions Open May 30th through August 3rd!
Enter your original work online using the entry form located at: www.bombayartisan.com/competition-entry/
For further rules and details visit: https://www.bombayartisan.com/official-rules/
Calendar of Events and Deadlines
Open Artist Submissions:
May 30th – August 3rd, 2017
Two winners will be chosen by popular vote from among all participants, without regional restrictions.
Austin Semi-Finalist Regional Exhibition at ART on 5th:
SCOPE Miami Beach Finale Event
SCOPE NYC Winner’s Solo Exhibit
Early March 2018