StateoftheART Gallery Award 2021
StateoftheART is on a mission to uncover the next art superstar in
South Africa and offering one talented rising artist a R40 000 cash
award and solo exhibition.
We are accepting submissions from entrants who are permanently resident
in South Africa, aged 18 and above, and who
have not yet held a solo exhibition with a commercial gallery. Local
judges will choose finalists whose work will go on show in a group
exhibition at our Cape Town gallery in September 2021 for a final round
Unlike other competitions there is no participation
fee, and entries will be assessed on a variety of criteria. Our aim is
to find artists with a unique 'signature' within a South African
context; to showcase artists whose work shows significant potential, who
have interesting ideas, a relevant message and who demonstrate skillful
All entrants are required to submit three works to the theme On the Brink: Visualising Climate Change.
Who can enter ?
THE 2020 AWARD HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021
The competition is open to all
entrants who are permanently resident in South Africa and aged 18 years and older.
Artists currently represented by StateoftheART are not eligible to enter.
must be new or emerging artists (recent fine arts graduates and art
students are also encouraged to enter) who have not yet held a solo
exhibition at a commercial gallery.