Art takes Manhattan Award 2019


March 7th – March 10th 2019



Twenty artists will be selected for:
- Onsite exhibition at 524 W 26th Street, New York, NY
- Online exhibition and online store catalog at
- Offline and online promotion through our media partners
- Award Winner Certificate signed and sealed by the organization


The competition is open to artists 18 years old or older from any nationality or location.

Media accepted: photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, net art, video, mixed media, design, light art, new media art, comic, collage, pottery, digital art, virtual and augmented reality art, textile art, printmaking and sound installation.

Each artist can send a maximum of three artworks.

Artworks can be of any size.


Our curatorial board will evaluate the artworks based on four criteria:

- Aesthetics, originality and creative vision
- Research, impact factor and critical thinking
- Technical skills
- Potential for development in the art world


- Fill out the application form here
- Pay a non-refundable fee of $53 by Midnight of January 20th 2019 (EST)
- Upload art images (max 2 pictures for every artwork). Every picture must be max 1MB in .jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .pdf
- For more info:
- Winners announcement: Feb 4th

March 7th – March 10th 2019

March 7th
10:00 am - 05:00 pm Public viewing (FREE Entry)

6:00 pm - 09:00 pm Opening Reception (Tickets Available)

March 8th
10:00 am - 8:00 pm Public viewing (FREE Entry)

March 9th
10:00 am - 8:00 pm Public viewing (FREE Entry)

March 10th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Public viewing (FREE Entry)

JURORS (Curatorial Panel)

Our outstanding jurors perform their role on a volunteer basis. There is no compensation or refund of expenses for the selection process. Every juror will review all applications and will deliver a list of twenty artists on a scale of 1 to 20. The selection of the winners will be based on the sum of the jurors' votes.


Artists selected and invited to exhibit will be responsible for the cost of producing, transporting and insuring their works. The address in NYC where the artworks selected are to be sent will be communicated privately to the winners.


By submitting your artwork you are licensing Art takes Manhattan to use any files or captured images for future events, the website, and promotion. You still retain rights to your work. All work will be credited where applicable. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification. All entries must contain copyright-free material or material released with consent from the original source. Unauthorized use of any copyrighted images, text, or other material will not be accepted.

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If your work is selected it will be your exclusive responsibility to deliver the actual artwork to the gallery and to make sure it is ready to be displayed. Shipped work must arrive at an address (to be determined) before March 7th 2019 at 1 p.m., in a reusable container. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR COD RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK, STAMPS, OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FOR RETURN OF WORK. Art takes Manhattan provides framing mounting and installation services, only when justified, at a cost to be determined by the artwork requirements and agreed upon on an individual basis.
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You agreed that you are responsible for the maintenance of your gallery space and will leave the gallery space in the same condition in which it was found, reasonable wear and tear excepted. Only regular picture hooks and up to 2.5 mm thick nails will be allowed on the gallery's walls. Screws and bolts are not allowed. All hanging devices must be removed from the wall when dismantling the gallery space patched and painted.
Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. Art takes Manhattan will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. Commercially shipped work must be picked up on Monday March 11th, 3 – 6 p.m. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date, after 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work.

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