How it works

SUBMISSION

Read through the artwork & entry requirements. If your work meets these requirements, click entry at the top of the page to submit your work.

JUDGING

Judges from across the country will select a group of Regional Finalists to be featured in each of the Regional Gallery events. For artists outside the regional locations, judges will select up to 103 online finalists to be featured in an online competition.

REGIONAL GALLERY EVENTS

Regional Finalists compete in a juried exhibit at one of our 14 Regional Gallery events. One Regional Winner from each gallery event will advance and showcase their art at SCOPE Miami Beach.

ONLINE VOTING

The online finalists and regional finalists will be featured on the Artisan Series website, which will be open to public voting. The two entries with the highest votes will be deemed the online winners and will advance and showcase their art at SCOPE Miami Beach.

SCOPE MIAMI

Fourteen (14) Regional Winners and two (2) Online Winners will be invited to exhibit their work in December at SCOPE Miami Beach, one of the largest global art fairs in the world.

ARTISAN FINALE

In Miami, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and RUSH Arts co-host a grand finale event where judges will select a Grand Prize and First Prize Winner. Event attendees will vote and select a People’s Choice Winner.

GRAND PRIZE

The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash stipend to create a body of work for a solo exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 and the opportunity to complete a public installation in 2017. The First Place Winner and People’s Choice Winner will each receive a cash stipend to create a solo exhibit at a gallery in their region.

For more information, please refer to the FAQ and Official Rules.


Event schedule

SUBMISSIONS OPEN

June 9 – August 17, 2016

REGIONAL FINALS

September 14 – November 5, 2016

ONLINE VOTING

September 14 – November 7, 2016

ONLINE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

November 9, 2016

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH GRAND FINALE

December 2 – December 7, 2016